Tacos

A taco is a tortilla folded over some ingredients. That simple definition includes a near-infinite number of dishes. The tortilla itself can be corn (crisp or soft) or wheat, preferably hand-rolled and griddle-cooked just moments before the taco is assembled. For a puffy taco, a corn tortilla is quickly deep fried so that it puffs up like a sopaipilla. Taco fillings vary from shrimp and fish to almost any kind of meat, including such periphera as brains, tripe, and tongue. At Tucson’s Boca Tacos Y Tequila, chef Maria Jose Mazon boasts, “If it’s already dead, I can make it into a taco.” Among her exotica have been elk and silkworms.

Restaurants With This Dish

Crisp-fried tortilla holds flakes of red snapper and avocado slices
La Corriente Cevichería Nais

TIJUANA, BC

Boca Tacos Y Tequila

TUCSON, AZ

Una Mas Taqueria
Las Cazuelas

LAS VEGAS, NV

Taco Taco Cafe

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Sariñana’s Tamale Factory

SANTA ANA, CA

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