Authentic Mexican food means authentic Mexican tacos. There are a few different types of tacos that people are used to seeing when traveling in Mexico. You can make these at home, but of course, they’ll never be as good as standing at the taco vendor’s cart in the country of Mexico!
Authentic Mexican Tacos usually involves two little corn tortillas. The tortillas are smaller than are served as a side to your dinner. These corn tortillas are grilled a little bit on one side to heat them and toughen them up a little for their duty that lies ahead, holding the taco meat.
There is a huge variety of meats that are available in Mexico for your taco. A good taco vendor usually has the most popular meats available for you. These are usually carne asada (grilled steak), carinitas (pork), roasted goat meat and sometimes you’ll find grilled chicken. If you’re lucky enough to be on the docks after the fishing boats come in, you’ll find vendors selling fish tacos!
Tacos are stuffed with the seasoned meat of your choice and then topped with a squeeze of fresh lime and cilantro leaves. There is usually a selection of a few different salsas you can add to spice things up and maybe a mixture of chopped tomatoes and onions.
It is the finer details of cooking tacos that make them so delicious. It is the combination of the hot grill to heat tortillas and to cook the meat. The cilantro adds a very unique flavor, as does the fresh lime juice. The seasonings and salsas will vary from vendor to vendor.
If you decide to try to duplicate a Mexican taco at home, be sure to use the same ingredients and don’t skip the lime! Enjoy!