The best place to sample a fish taco is in Ensenada, Mexico. Here, you can find a fish market called Mercado Negro, which has small food stands lined along the street.
I haven't met a single person who has said they do not like tacos.
You can make a taco, literally, any way you prefer it. So, is there really reason to say you do not like tacos in the long run?
National Taco Day was October 5, and for all of us die hard taco lovers, you know we went to our favorite taco joint and indulged in one too many tacos.
The taco predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. The native people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico ate tacos that were filled with small fish, from what archeologists have discovered. Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a Spanish conquistador, documented the first taco feast that was enjoyed by Europeans. It was arranged by Hernan Cortes for his captains in Coyoacán.
Although the origin of "taco" is unknown, it is believed that it comes from the word "ataco," meaning 'stuff' or 'to stuff.' The U-shape of a taco, or the hard shell version, was first noted in 1949 by Fabiola Cabez de Vaca Gilbert in a cookbook that he wrote.
In 1964, the National Taco Council was formed by Robert L. Gomez. In 1967, President Johnson received a 22-pound taco from the council.
National Taco Day was heavily celebrated until about 2009. Now, many restaurants have specials on the menu for taco's during 'Taco Tuesday,' which many people like to pair with a 2-4-1 margarita.
In 2017, Americans consumed over 4.5 billion tacos. That's 490,000 miles of tacos, or the weight of two Empire State buildings.
There are many types of tacos, but here are a couple standouts: Tacos de Cabez includes a cows brain, tongue, eyes, and/or lips. Taco al Pastor is a shepherd's style taco and is popular in Mexico. It includes spiced pork slivers.
The best place to sample a fish taco is in Ensenada, Mexico. Here, you can find a fish market called Mercado Negro, which has small food stands lined along the street. Taco trucks are thought to have started in New York during 1966. Since then, you can find many different types of food trucks now, not just tacos.
My favorite tacos usually include blackened chipotle shrimp . . . What's yours?