Meaning of “¿Por Qué No Los Dos?”

Quick Answer

¿Helado(ice cream) o pastel(cake)? ¿Papas fritas(french fries) o puré de papas(mashed potatoes)? Life is full of impossible food choices. Luckily, we have one simple solution for you: ¿Por qué no los dos?(Why not both?)

Hard or Soft Tacos?

Have you ever taken too long in the grocery store because you couldn't decide between soft shells and hard shells? Next time, take Mia Agraviador’s wise advice and get both!

To advertise their hard and soft taco dinner kit, Old El Paso aired a TV commercial that featured Mia Agraviador saying "¿Por qué no los dos?" (Why not both?) in response to her family spinning a taco wheel trying to decide between hard and soft shells.

In recent years, the image of Mia Agraviador shrugging her shoulders and asking "¿Por qué no los dos?" has become a popular meme. The meme maintains its relevance because it applies to any situation that requires someone to make a decision.

Additional Translations

¿Por qué no los dos? is a useful phrase that can be used in a variety of situations. Let’s take a look at some examples!

No sé qué vestido comprar. - ¿Por qué no los dos?
I don't know which dress to buy. - Why not both of them?
Uno de nosotros te ayudará mañana. - ¿Por qué no los dos?
One of us will help you tomorrow. - Why not both of you?
Voy a cortar la sandía o el melón. - ¿Por qué no los dos?
I'm going to cut up the watermelon or the cantaloupe. - Why not both?