The video got more than 200,000 views from different reposts, prompting several TV stations to visit Erives’ restaurant in the sleepy town of Ciudad Cuauhtemoc.

“I wasn’t’ expecting such a big reaction,” said Erives, who’s been running the Tacos Tio Beto restaurant for almost 30 years. “Last Sunday a group of people from Chihuahua City [65 miles away] came here to see my invention, cause it was in the news and all.”

Erives said that if he ever met Trump he’d tell him that he invents tacos for many politicians, and that ingredients vary “according to how they are doing things.”


For example, he also has a taco named after former Mexican President Vicente Fox, which includes lots of tongue, a little cow brain and some potato. “Here we say that people who lie a lot are paperos,” or potato heads, Erives explained.


The tacomaker said that nothing goes to waste in his restaurant, where meals are cooked in a wood-fire brick oven. At Tio Beto’s even pig’s ears can be used for culinary creations.

“We use those for the Mike Tyson taco,” Erives said.

Manuel Rueda is a correspondent for Fusion, covering Mexico and South America. He travels from donkey festivals, to salsa clubs to steamy places with cartel activity.