MANHATTAN — Employees at the trendy Manhattan taco joint Dos Toros are turning out more than California-style Mexican fare.
On Tuesday, the fresh-faced crew of burrito slingers released a finely polished satirical rap video called "Guac it Out," an homage to the restaurant’s beloved avocado mash set to DJ Unk's hit "Walk it Out".
With admirable rhymes like “Bring the habanero pain, make the guacamole rain” and “Back to the guacamole, I drink it up like Vanilla Stoli,” the video seems destined for viral success, though it had only garnered 1,150 views as of Thursday morning.
A description below the YouTube posting said the video had been created “exclusively by the good people of Dos Toros,” with producing and directing credits given to Andrew Southard and Diego Macias, respectively.
A Dos Toros worker said Thursday that the song and video had been a group effort involving all of the restaurant chain's locations. Efforts to contact the restaurant's managers were unsuccessful Thursday morning.
In addition to general praise for Mexican cuisine, the song references a controversy that surfaced last Spring over the inclusion of chicken stock in Dos Toros’ rice recipe and their initially confusing practice of melting a slice of cheese directly onto the tortilla.
Dos Toros opened its first New York City location near Union Square in 2009, and has since expanded, bringing the Mexican flavors of San Fransisco's Bay Area to the West Village and the Upper East Side.