The most famous and popular of all Mexican dishes! Tortillas are the everyday bread of Mexican families, that's why everything goes into them to make tacos whether it is a simple filling such as beans and fresh cheese to all the different styles of tacos you will find in every region of Mexico. Discover some of our favourites here.
Uses Chipotle Paste
A taco is the most traditional dish in Mexico. A taco consists of a tortilla wrapped around fillings and toppings. They are meant to be eaten with your hands and a meal will be made up of 3-4 tacos.
The age old debate! We think all types of taco have their merits. There are those who love the uniqueness of crunch you get from hard shell tacos, others who support soft because it tends to hold together better and you can get more inside! It all depends on your priorities and it doesn't matter as long as the tacos taste good!
Just about anything! Tacos start with a shell, they can be hard or soft tortilla, a filling of meat, chicken, pork or veggies, then a topping of salsa and guacamole and finally garnish we like Serranos or Jalapeño and Pineapple.
Chips and salsa are a great accompaniment to tacos or take it up a notch with a platter of cheesy nachos. Mexican rice and refried beans are also traditional side dishes.
Street tacos are typically smaller in size but big on flavour with simple fillings and topping. The simplicity allows for each ingredient's flavour to shine through.
With your hands! Tacos don't require sitting down at a table with a knife and fork.
There is some controversy over the origins of the word “taco.” We do know that the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is evidence that the Mayan people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish. Jeffrey Pilcher (a taco expert) claims the word originated from the silver mines in Mexico around the 18th century. Apparently tacos referred to the paper inside little explosives that the workers used to extract the ore within the mines.
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