Today’s movies feature an eclectic range of stories and characters, who, like us, have to eat. We’re big movie buffs here at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and appreciate flicks of all sorts. But one thing we love, whether comedy, drama or rom-com, is when our favorite foods make a cameo.
Here are some of the best guest appearances by Mexican food:
This fun comedy took the nation by storm with its acapella numbers and hilarious one-liners. Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) led the comedy charge in this one and made us laugh a little too hard getting pelted by a drive-by burrito by another acapella team. Her reaction was appropriate, but we couldn’t help but cringe at seeing a perfectly good burrito get wasted like that. We’d never treat our jumbo burritos that way.
This one’s too easy. Jack Black stars as Ignacio “Nacho,” a cook in an orphanage who secretly becomes a luchador (Mexican wrestler) in order to secure higher quality ingredients for his charges. Not only is he constantly cooking and serving Mexican food throughout the movie, but also his name is “Nacho,” which is nothing if not appropriate for this list and reminds us of our nachos, natch.
Speaking of awesomely named movies, this early 2000s comedy follows a Mexican-American master chef and his three daughters who can’t seem to get through a scene without smashing a plate. Basically half the movie takes place around a dinner table full of Mexican food, which brings a tear (of yearning) to our eye. So much screen time! You go, tortilla soup!
Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, a ridiculous and chauvinistic news anchor for the San Diego local news. Ron can be seen eating a “delicious, but filling” burrito while driving in his car with his dog Baxter. Unable to finish, he clumsily throws it out his car window, hitting a nearby motorcyclist who then crashes. The biker turns out to be Nacho Libre himself, Jack Black.
It’s the story of a snail that dreams of going fast. (Cue the “awwws.”) Our favorite part is when Turbo (Ryan Reynolds) and his brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) are captured by Tito (Michael Peña), a driver of a “Dos Bros” taco truck. Racing snails are great and all but the real heroes are those brave men and women who sell their tacos out of a truck.
I Love You, Man
And finally, there’s I Love You, Man. Paul Rudd aims to find himself a bestie after overhearing his fiancé mention that he has no male friends. Enter Jason Segal. The two go on a man-date and what do you think they eat? Tacos!
So next time you see a Mexican food cameo in whatever movie it is you’re enjoying, just remember that you can eat like a star any time at a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop near you.