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.
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.
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.
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).