A Mexican dish made of slow-cooked, braised, or roasted pork that is typically shredded and used as a filling for tacos. Carnitas are often seasoned with spices like cumin, oregano, and garlic. Al Pastor: A type of taco made with marinated pork that is cooked on a vertical spit, similar to shawarma. The meat is…

This simple but complex dish has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Some people call even it the pinnacle of Mexican cuisine. It is the most famous dish from Mexico City: Tacos Al Pastor, truly the perfect blend of sweet and spicy goodness. Tacos Al Pastor is really the result from a…

“Basket Tacos” or Tacos de Canasta are steamed tacos. Soft and moist, with fillings such as chicharrĂ³n, mole verde, potato, refried beans, shredded chicken, and carnero en adobo (spicy mutton/sheep). “Basket Tacos were invented in the mining areas of Hidalgo and Guanajuato, which is why they were known as Miners’ Tacos” There are many names…

Birria is a spicy stew originally made with goat meat. However today, it can be made with beef, veal, pork or chicken. Birria comes from the Mexican state of Jalisco. The city of Cocula, Jalisco is considered the birthplace of the dish. Restaurants or street carts that serve birria are known as birrierias and exist…

At this point in my taco adventure, I have eaten countless tacos. And I would consider myself to have a very good knowledge base when it comes to the subject. I remember as a teen and young adult, I would walk up and ask the person inside the truck for 4 asada tacos. I would…

Tortillas are ultimately a plate, an envelope surrounding the fillings that go in your taco. Originally, all tortillas were only made from the pulp of ground corn. Today there are a few variations, but the tortilla has been mainly unchanged for hundreds of years.   Corn/Maize tortillas are generally warmed before serving, this makes them more…