Oct 4th is National Taco Day! Here’s Everything You Ever (Never?) Wanted to Know About Tacos.
What’s your preference?
Crunchy, Soft, Flour, Corn?
Chicken, Fish, Ground Beef, Steak, Vegetarian?
Pico, Salsa, Taco Sauce?
Lettuce, Cabbage, Tomato, Onion, Lime?
Sour Cream, Guacamole, Adobo?
Beans, Eggs, Cilantro?
So many choices! But where exactly did the hand-held tasty taco treat originate?
The story borders on urban legend. Many believe the word “taco” derived from silver miners in 18th century Mexico, who used tacos (or small charges) to extract ore from the mines. Paper was wrapped around gun powder, much like a tortilla is wrapped around taco fillings. One of the first known tacos was called tacos de minero or miners tacos.
In Mexico the taco recipes relied on plentiful, lower-cost ingredients like fish and shrimp. In the 40s and 50s Mexican-Americans adapted recipes for the US palette, using our plentiful ingredients, such as ground beef, cheddar cheese, tomato, and lettuce. It was in this same timeframe that recipes called for creating a hard taco shell by frying a tortilla and bending it over a U form.
Tacos are more popular than ever – last year Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos! Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Chef’s are more creative than ever in stuffing the most flavorful combinations into our tacos.
We think people love tacos because they’re so easy to customize to your taste. Let Ori’Zaba’s customize your tacos!
Fried Potato Tacos
We’ve got them all!
Celebrate Tacos with Ori’Zaba’s:
National Taco Day – October 4th
Or any Taco Tuesday
Or ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR – it’s always Taco Day at Ori’Zaba’s.