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Types of Mexican Tacos

Al Pastor
Al Pastor

Al pastor: Crisp-thin shavings of vertical spit-roasted pork, marinated with guajillo chiles and achiote, then served on tortillas. Pastor means "shepherd," the name given to Lebanese merchants who immigrated to Mexico City in the early 1900s, bringing the concept of shawarma with them.

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Asada Grilled Steak
Asada Grilled Steak

Carne Asada made with marinaded skirt steak, then …

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Barbacoa Shredded Beef
Barbacoa Shredded Beef

There are very few foods that feed a large crowd with little effort. Tacos may be the simplest option for feeding a lot of people, and today we …

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Carnitas
Carnitas

Make tender pork carnitas recipe at home with this easy slow cooker Mexican carnitas recipe. Use the pork for Mexican tacos or to stuff inside burritos, enchiladas, or quesadillas.

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Chorizo
Chorizo

Mexican Chorizo How it's made and sold: Mexican chorizo is a spicy ground meat sausage that is most commonly sold fresh and uncooked, either loose or in a casing, although dried versions do exist. It is sold with other raw meats or sausages at the grocery store.

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Lengua
Lengua

Or if you are the adventurous sort, and love tacos and Mexican food, the following is a traditional Mexican recipe for tacos de lengua, taught to me by my Acapulco friend Arturo. This is the way his mother made it for him growing up.

Pescado
Pescado

Fish tacos (tacos de pescado) are a delicious classic Mexican dish from Baja California, the Mexican state just south of the border with California. I moved to the United States in 1999 and I have since mostly in Los Angeles, California, a state that belonged to Mexico until the mid-nineteenth century and whose cuisine is largely influenced by the Hispanic heritage.

Vegetal
Vegetal

Originally tacos (or even veggie tacos) meant the main meal, but over time tacos have come to mean these hard shells (as in the pictures). If you did indeed forget to buy tacos but really fancy them and have wraps to hand, you’re in luck. You can make your own tacos by taking a wrap and hanging it over the wire in your oven (see pic).