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Paul Rodriguez -- Et Tu, Carne Asada?

10/5/2009 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like real Mexicans aren't even immune to some old fashioned belly-busting Mexican food.

We're told Paul Rodriguez -- the famous Mexican-born comedian -- went out to a Mexican restaurant in Washington the night before he got really sick and had to go to the hospital for 4 days. Now he's thinking the whole thing was a bad case of food poisoning.

While doctors haven't been able to confirm this, we spoke to Paul's friend who said the comedian ordered the "Carne Asada Plate" -- and he spent the rest of the night in the bathroom ... before eventually calling an ambulance.

Paul stayed at the hospital Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night ... then checked out yesterday.

Just goes to show -- Mexican restaurants are all fun and games until someone is rushed to the ICU.

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16.

oprah    

CHEF KOOKY......you ROCK! always have the "right" recipe for the right occasion

1755 days ago
17.

Rap sucks    

I bet that restaurant took one of chef kooky's recipes. Don't eat that fool's recipes protest against the bitch!

1755 days ago
18.

A. Minnitman    

Apparently Montezuma's revenge also extends to unfunny hypocrites like Rodriguez. Then again, maybe it's just as simple as somebody blowing a snot rocket in his chow. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

1755 days ago
19.

SianP    

Glad to hear Paul's doing better now, though I doubt he'll be eating any carne asada for a few weeks. :P Seriously, take it easy for a couple of days, Paul, you probably needed it anyway. At least you'll get a couple more hilarious jokes out of what happened :) Best wishes from your pals in Duke City.

1755 days ago
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Amber Berglund    

If you come to the D.C. area, just forget about Mexican food. All of it is terrible. They use either: *nothing* or marinara sauce - in place of enchilada sauce. Carne Asada in D.C. is usually ground hamburger in manwich sauce. They think it's Sloppy Joe on a tortilla. So awful.

If you want decent Mexican food in the D.C. area, you just have to make it yourself.

1755 days ago
21.

Bubbles    

Paul wasn't born in Mexico, you TMZ idiots.

1755 days ago
22.

Debby    

Paul ... you should know better than to eat Mexican food only in CA .... those folks on the east coast don't know what REAL mexican food is!! Hope your feeling better .... xoxox

1755 days ago
23.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

TMZ, it almost sounds like your saying that the only way to get food poisoning is from Mexican food!? Food poisoning comes from any type of food, so I'll be sitting here waiting for an apology and retraction of your ignorant statement.

1755 days ago
24.

saywhatt    

I agree with #25, food poisoning isn't a result from just specifically Mexican food, it can be caused by people not knowing how to cook their food right. SO get it right TMZ. . .

1754 days ago
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