Are American tacos really tacos? | The Tylt

Are American tacos really tacos?

When most people in the U.S. think of tacos, they picture a hard corn shell filled with seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, and whatever else Taco Bell usually adds. Tacos in Mexico seldom bear any resemblance to their northern fast-food cousins. They come with heavily seasoned meat, a cooked—but usually soft—corn tortilla, onions, cilantro, and salsa. Are they the same thing at all? ¿Que piensas?

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The hard shell taco is an American take on Mexican tacos dorados. Are they identical? No. They are, like so much else in the U.S., a sign of our love by adapting foods from other cultures and making things our way. French fries, pizza, waffles, ice cream, the list goes on and on. 

People love tacos throughout this country. They are really American and they are real tacos. 

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That crumbling thing you're eating? That's not a taco, guey. That's a weird corn chip stuffed with cultural appropriation

Ground beef is not carne asada. Cheddar cheese (or that "Mexican blend" they sell in stores) doesn't belong anywhere near it. Stick to sandwiches, please. (But not tortas or cemitas poblanas. Forget you ever, ever heard of them).

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Al vapor, al pastor, y mas! A taco tour of Mexico City.

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Are American tacos really tacos?
#TacosAmericanos
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