Aziz Ansari, Mexican Food Fan (and Debater)


We've seen Parks & Recreation funnyman Aziz Ansari at some of the biggest restaurant openings (Bouchon), and caught glimpses of him at places like Animal. But like any self-proclaimed foodie in this town, he's as big a fan of hole-in-the-wall joints and as he is of the chef-driven spots. In the January issue of Esquire, not only does he wax poetic about the off-menu mulitas at Taco Zone, but he gets into a spirited debate about them (and corn vs. flour tortillas) with the reporter. Whatever you do, don't tell Ansari it's a quesadilla: "I've never explained mulitas to anyone and then they got mad at me. Everyone else just says, 'Oh, that sounds delicious. I'll try one!'" They do sound delicious ... and really are kind of like quesadillas (sorry, Aziz). [Esquire]