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Leonardo DiCaprio Prefers Pupusas Over Tacos

[dropcap size=big]W[/dropcap]e don’t usually care or cover celebrity gossip, but that all changes when someone as prominent as Leonardo DiCaprio voices his opinion that he prefers pupusas over tacos. 

“I’m a pupusa man myself,” he proclaimed during an interview on Univision in anticipation of his upcoming summer blockbuster directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Then, to add salt to the wound, he adds, “[They’re] better than tacos.” He was next to Brad Pitt, who added, “I mean, there are competitions here about who has the best taco [in L.A.]” Tarantino responds to Brad’s comment and recommends, “Yuca’s,” an old L.A. Taco favorite and the first Mexican restaurant in L.A. to win a James Beard Award in the “America’s Classics” category in 1998.  

We will take that as a compliment, Brad, for our tenth year doing that exact taco competition that you are referring to: Taco Madness. Thank you.

DiCaprio is the same actor who claims he was “raised in East Los Angeles.”

DiCaprio is the same actor who has claimed he was “raised in East Los Angeles” a couple of times while really – as Dennis Romero revealed in his article about the time he said it during his speech at the Academy Awards in 2016 – he briefly lived in Echo Park before moving to Los Feliz.  

The recording of this confession went viral when a Twitter user by the name of @BaulaParrantes posted a tweet capturing the interview. Since then, news of his masa staple food preference has been picked up by many Spanish language publications and Latino-focused sites in the U.S. 

As equal-opportunity masa eaters here at the Taco, we are happy for you, Leo. After all, we have a soft spot for the cheesy, chewy, and highly satisfying rice flour-based variety. But remember, the taco life will always be here waiting for you with juicy meat and salsa, whenever you are ready to change your mind. We may have a few spots.

RELATED: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood ... There Were Also Mexicans

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