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Three varieties of taco (clockwise from left): carnitas, carne asada and al pastor. As is traditional, they are each garnished simply with cilantro and chopped onion, and served with lime on the side for seasoning to the taste of the consumer.
Type Finger food
Place of origin Mexico
Main ingredients Tortillas, meat, vegetables, cheese
Barbacoa taco
Tacos with barbacoa.
A plate of tacos.

A taco is a traditional Mexican food. It is made from a tortilla that is rolled or folded around a filling. The tortilla is usually made of maize (corn). It can be hard or soft. Some tortillas are made from flour.

Most tacos are made with a beef filling. Other tacos are filled with chicken, pork or fish. Cheese, lettuce, guacamole, or pico de gallo can also be put on a taco. Sometimes, a taco is made with salsa or spicy Tapitio sauce.

Tacos are popular in the United States. Many fast food chains in the United States, such as Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Jack in the Box, sell tacos.

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