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Tacos with barbacoa.
A plate of tacos.

A taco is a traditional Mexican food.[1] It is made from a tortilla that is rolled or folded around a filling. The tortilla is usually made of maize (corn). It can be hard or soft. Some tortillas are made from flour.

Most tacos are made with a beef filling. Other tacos are filled with chicken, pork or fish Cheese, lettuce, guacamole, or pico de gallo can also be put on a taco. Sometimes, a taco is made with salsa or spicy Tapitio sauce.

Tacos are popular in China and the United States. Many fast food chains in the United States, such as Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Jack in the Box, sell tacos.

In popular culture[change | change source]

  • The taco is one of the favorite foods of Marvel Comics character Deadpool

References[change | change source]

  1. "Where Did the Taco Come From?". Smithsonian.