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How Do You Like Your Tacos?

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The subject is self-explanatory. Some may consider Taco Bell to serve the Gold Standard in tacos, while others may prefer Taco Casa, Taco Cabana, or a local eatery. Do you prefer crispy, soft, or street tacos? What fillings do you like?

 

Have at thee!

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I like soft shell mostly in the way where I got the plate of meat and I have at the plate with a few corn tortillas (but mostly flour tortillas though at that point it's a burrito cause they're larger though my family's interchanging use of taco burrito and taquito to describe the same thing shows it doesn't really matter exactly). For fast food, still soft shell hands down, cause if the taco falls apart, I can salvage it better with a soft shell even if it does fall apart easier.

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I agree with @Marn and the crunch with the hard shells. I buy the shells and I make my own filling with ground beef and various spices. Mix in some chopped tomato (preferably off the vine since I grow my own, but those aren't always available of course).. I spread some sour cream on there too and chopped lettuce and grated cheese. Good stuff.

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We are surrounded by taco joints around here: Taco Bell, Taco Casa, Taco Cabana, Twisted Trompa, Fuzzy's Tacos, several taquerias, and so on. Taco Casa serves a pretty mean crunchy taco, but one of the local spots serves up a mean street taco plate. They serve it with a combination of meats, ranging from beef through chicken through chorizo. Good stuff.

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Here's how I like them:

4 tacos made with corn tortillas, meat to the shepherd with some pork rind, lots of onion and coriander, green sauce and guacamole. With a cold coca-cola or with mango juice, that makes them taste a lot better (at least for me).

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never eated a taco i also never saw then being sold here in brazil  maybe i should learn how to make one

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birria tacos are indeed amazing.

 

buuuut i prefer corn tortilla soft tacos with Chicharrón (fried pork belly) with onions, cilantro and whatever salsa im feeling that day. the place by my house makes them soooo freaking good, words can't describe.

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Up around here, locals will swear by Mighty Taco, and going to a Taco Bell might get you looked at funny. (There's actually not too many of them around here.)

 

Also are quite known for their somewhat surreal advertising.

 

 

 

As for me, really all I care for is beef and cheese. No lettuce/tomato/sauce/etc.

 

Lastly... hopefully nobody here goes to Taco Town. Unless you're REALLY hungry.

 

 

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I actually never had one, but they don't look half bad.

The closest I've ever been to one was a few years back I bought a "do it yourself" package from Lidl and it had the most foul smells I've ever witnessed making it pretty much impossible to eat

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On 6/13/2021 at 1:44 PM, PSXDoomer said:

 

I have located a birria taco restaurant close to my house. I may be trying them tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!

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For me, homemade tacos are the best, but whenever I can, I like going to restaurants too, mostly because of the variety and that some of them offer you some hot soup, very good when it's cold. I also remember that, when I traveled to Mexico City, I ate some delicious basket tacos outside of a museum, they were good.

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6 minutes ago, Lol 6 said:

I ate some delicious basket tacos outside of a museum, they were good.

Please define "basket tacos," if you would.

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I'm a simple man. I like my tacos either al pastor, de lengua, or good ol' carne asada.
The nice thing about living in Omaha, Nebraska, is that there's an entire street about a mile or two wide filled with Mexican foods and shops. I haven't tried them all yet.

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6 hours ago, leejacksonaudio said:

Please define "basket tacos," if you would.

They're also known as tacos al vapor. They're tacos steamed in a large basket

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There is a serious lack of Mexican options in Australia, or at least in Melbourne city which is often regarded as the most diverse in food range.

 

I want my Tacos to be Tex Mex, the guilty melty cheesy meaty hard shell tacos that goes well with a triple sec margarita. The kind of stuff @[McD]Jameswould post about. However I often just find the standard versions available. We're getting a few Taco Bels here which I had once but wasn't all impressive to me. Taco Bill is crappy.

 

Only one restaurant that's no longer around made the Tacos how I loved them.

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14 hours ago, leejacksonaudio said:

Please define "basket tacos," if you would.

All right, they are tacos that some people in Mexico sell (mostly in  the center of the country, as far as I know), they are called that way because they are transported in a basket and sold on the street, instead of a restaurant.


Here's some info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_street_food#Tacos

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@PSXDoomer My wife and I tried the local tacos de birria place tonight. I got the tacos de birria, she got tacos with chicken made the same way, both with the dipping sauce. We both loved them! We're definitely going back to the place for more, as well as to try their other offerings (they have sopes, which I've always wanted to try). Thanks again for putting me on the trail of them!

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6 minutes ago, leejacksonaudio said:

@PSXDoomer My wife and I tried the local tacos de birria place tonight. I got the tacos de birria, she got tacos with chicken made the same way, both with the dipping sauce. We both loved them! We're definitely going back to the place for more, as well as to try their other offerings (they have sopes, which I've always wanted to try). Thanks again for putting me on the trail of them!

They’re addicting!

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The last time I visited Mexico I remember eating at this small little taco joint where they fill a tortilla up with some carne asada or potato, they seal it up, and they throw it in a fryer. They pull it out, then they serve it drizzled in hot sauce, lettuce, and beans. Good Stuff.

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I like my tacos. Beef, chicken, shrimp, fish, you name it. Salsa, pico de gallo. Authentic? Texmex? Does it matter? Tacos are tacos, they're very good.

 

Unless it's got raw avocado.

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