Originally Posted by powerplantop
I would be curious where people are seeing this. I have never seen it at a mexican place. Sounds interesting but I have not seen it.
The fusion between Mexican food and Mexican-American food is more of a blur everyday.
Tortilla chips were invented and first mass produced in Los Angeles in the 1940s, but they are now regular Latino fare at nearly every table from the Straits of Magellan to Hudson Bay. (Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the idea... never the less, they are popular south of the border all of the way to Chile.
Fish Tacos are also a product from Southern Calif., but they are now very popular in Mexico!
And for those who have a particular taste in fast food, the menu at Taco Bell only has two or three items of Mexican origin. The rest are American inventions.
So just because you haven't seen Baja Sauce (also a popular American invention, and a sauce used with Fish Tacos) at your local Mexican Restaurant, it doesn't mean it isn't used at many other places.
I haven't seen Mole in very many Mexican Restaurants either, but it's a very popular sauce used throughout Central America and the Caribbean.