RE: chile vs chili
Yeah, I think Donna is right, too, on what she says. I think in cafes, you are often served one big TAMAL, or a plate with more, i.e. TAMALES, right? It's still surprises me that after all these decades there is still a little confusion about some of these terms. It's funny too that ARROZ is a singular word like RICE, I guess. FRIJOLES is is still plural. So the grammar is not always so different.