Latinos Unite for Taco Shop Comedy

As you know, most of my posts are about Mexico travel but I also like to showcase Latinos (in Mexico and all over the world) making a difference, uniting, giving back, highlighting successes, etc.

In this case, I didn’t have to go far for an exclusive. Taco Shop is a new comedy currently in production, co-written by award-winning writer/performer Rick Najera, (Mexican-American, a.k.a mi esposo) along with Oskar Toruno. Rick also executive produces and plays the role of ‘Gil’, the Taco Shop owner. This is a ground-breaking film not only for Latinos, but the general public.

The comedy is based on Mexican food culture, tacos to be exact.  A taco shop owner is threatened when a gourmet taco truck sets up camp across the street. What happens in between, well, you’re just going to have to wait and see the movie.  ‘Make Tacos – Not War‘ is the tag line.

The film stars a very popular actor (and teen heartthrob), Tyler Posey (Mexican-American, mom from Zacatecas, Mexico). He’s one of the mega stars on the MTV series ‘Teen Wolf’.  Since our kids are still at the ‘Dora the Explorer’ stage, more or less, I knew nothing about Teen Wolf — until now. Very popular!

Taco Shop film is directed by Joaquin Perea and produced by Najera along with Robert A. Parada of Streetwise Entertainment, Moctesuma Esparza and Sandra Avila of Maya.

Tyler Posey, Rick Najera, Lou Jimenez, Johnny Sanchez on the set of 'Taco Shop' - photo by Rebeka Rivera Photography

With a super talented cast of actors and comedians, Taco Shop stars Tyler Posey, Rafael Agustin, Johnny Sanchez, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Roberts, Felipe Esparza, Jill-Michele Melean, Laura Harring, Paula Jai Parker,  Parvesh Cheena among others.

Here’s more information if you’d like to check it out:



Official Site: (in the works)

Variety article: 

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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