Gringas are tacos made with flour tortillas and cheese. For some unknown reason, gringas are very popular in Guatemala. Believe it or not, Mexican cuisine has not succeeded into making its way into Guatemala the same way as in the U.S.A. and the world. I find this very strange since there’s a huge overlap of ingredients in both kitchens. Tacos and gringas are probably the best samples of Mexican cuisine available in Guatemala, yet the selection of tacos and salsas leaves much to be desired and the flavor is not quite right. I would venture to say that tacos and gringas taste more like Guatemalan cuisine than Mexican.
Why do think Mexican cuisine has failed to enter the Guatemalan palate?