Taco facts for kids

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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.

Pop Culture

  • The taco is one of the favorite foods (along with the Chimichanga) of Marvel Comics character Deadpool

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