Are Tacos American? | The Tylt
"If Hillary Clinton wins, there will be a taco truck on every corner." That was the warning given by Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez about a Clinton administration that doesn't clamp down on immigration. Some welcome this delicious future, while others think it's a dystopian nightmare.
All of this begs the question are tacos even 'American'? The taco originated from Mexico, but hard shell tacos found throughout the U.S. are distinctly American. Vote below! 🌮
Are Tacos American?
The hard shell taco was invented in the United States, but is clearly inspired by Mexican cuisine. Does this make them American, Mexican or something in-between?
Some stats on how many tacos we eat.
Watch Mexicans eat Taco Bell for the first time.
The reason tacos aren't American—those things you are eating aren't tacos. Mic drop. 🎤
If you've been served a crapy rock-hard corn thing and told it was a taco, you don't hate tacos. You hate American food.— Wes Miller (@getwired) September 2, 2016
In that it was a food that wasn't created here, but is part of a carried heritage of a lot of people in the US and we make A LOT of them.— This Island Merch (@idesofmerch) September 2, 2016
I'm from Canada. Growing up we didn't have tacos on ANY corner. Now I could have it on every corner? Thats the American Dream right there.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) September 2, 2016
Tacos may be the only popular American fast food that's actually, originally, indigenously American.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) September 2, 2016
Crispy tacos aren't Mexican... That's an American thing... Nobody in Mexico eats crispy tacos b— Ale Tamale™ (@thatmexican_ale) July 10, 2016
how many times I gotta tell yall taco bell is trash! REAL MEXICANS DON'T EAT HARD SHELL TACOS!— . (@jaredxcantrell) August 31, 2016