Surfing the internet in 2013 I came across the web site for the Chilean company Grotesco Fast Food. They boldly advertised a SANDWICH GROTESCO and so I grabbed a screen image.
It didn’t sound very appealing to me, ‘Grotesco‘ sounds rather like the English word ‘Grotesque‘.
It would seem both words have the same root, the Latin word for cave, as does ‘Grotto’. Obviously Grotesco has not developed the same negative connotations that Grotesque has.
One other thought that struck me was that if you remove the ‘Gro‘ from ‘Grotesco‘ you get ‘Tesco‘!