Many taco stand offer several different meat preparations like tongue, tripe, goat, lobster and even veggie – avocado. One thing most taco stands have is many different salsa available; hot, mild, green, red, hot carrots and jalapeños.
This link tells the history to current day story of the taco… http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:y6H3i7id_LQJ:www.mexconnect.com/mex_/recipes/puebla/kgtacos1.html+street+taco&hl=en
I live in Southern California and it seems like we have taco stands or Mexican food joints every block. So I’m a Mexican food connoisseur.
The biggest abomination of the Taco is sold at Jack-In-The-Box. If there is a lowest of the low, the JBX Taco is it. But believe it or not, they are popular junk food. This is from their press release on their web site:
600 Jack in the Box tacos are eaten each minute, a total of 315,360,000 tacos each year.
• Placed end to end, the number of Jack in the Box tacos sold each year would reach a distance of approximately 28,500 miles, more than once around the earth.
Out West there are a couple of chains Del Taco and Rubio’s do a good fast food representation of the “street taco.”
We have a local restaurant this is all the rage for taco lovers. If you’re out this way and want to try some authentic tacos, this is a “road food” stop for sure…
Mama Testa Taqueria http://entertainment.signonsandiego.com/profile/273203
BT, thanks for the thread and the great pictures.