Taco

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Tacos with barbacoa.
A hard shell taco.

Tacos are Mexican sandwich-like dishes. It is made from a corn tortilla wrapped around some sort of filling. Traditionally, the tortilla is soft, but some variations from different countries have hard shells, as well as flour tortillas.

Traditionally, tacos are filled with a variety of filling such as beef, chicken, fish, pork, cheese, lettuce, onions, guacamole, and salsa. Sauces can also be added to tacos ranging from salsa to hot sauces like Tapatío. People use many different combinations of foods to build the taco, so it is very versatile.

Tacos are world popular, but especially so in Mexico, China and the United States. In the United States, tacos have been industrialized by fast food businesses such as Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Chipotle.[1]

History[change | change source]

The taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. Bernal Díaz del Castillo documented the first taco feast enjoyed by Europeans, a meal which Hernán Cortés arranged for his captains in Coyoacán.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Neudorf, Samantha. "America's 15 best Tex-Mex chain restaurants". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  2. "History of Mexican cuisine". Margaret Parker. Archived from the original on 2 May 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. "A thumbnail history of Mexican food". Jim Conrad. Archived from the original on 11 August 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2015.