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It is believed that the origin of the taco started in Mexican silver mines. Mr. Pilcher believes that they came about some time in the 19th century. This hypothesis about the taco comes from the fact that the first type of taco was “taco de minero,” which translates to mean miner’s tacos. Also, have you ever realized that taquitos look similar to a stick of dynamite? Taquito is a Spanish word that translates to small taco. It is believed that the word taco originally referred to pieces of paper that miners would wrap around gunpowder and use in holes that were carved into the face of the rock(casablancamexican.com)
About $3 per taco
THE TACOS!! The meat was so tasty I would say anything on the menu!
Now everyone claims they have great tacos but everyone can’t stand up to the test.
I’ve eaten tacos from taco trucks, I’ve had them in front of dance clubs on the street, I’ve had them at home and even bought them on a corner from a lady named Tatiyana with a side order of homemade tamales.
There are some core differences in a great taco that I have grown to know. That is the flavor and tenderness in the meat, the salsa and the toppings.
A great taco will not be over saturated with all kinds of toppings but contain delicious flavor bursting meats including some onion, a little lime, a little cilantro and a tasty salsa sitting on top of a corn tortilla.
Every item needs to stand on its own, from the tortilla, to the meat, to the onion and lime.
If all are not in the realm of perfection then the entire taco could be ruined.
I’ve had tacos where the meat was juicy and flavorful but the tortilla was hard and crumbling , or the tortilla and meat were tasty but the salsa was bland or way to spicy.
Speedy Tacos deserves the award of perfection, the salute of a general, the worship of Mexican food in this land of the Bay Area! Let’s talk about it…
I was invited to this divine castle by my loving fiance who wanted to enlighten me on this scientific discovery she came across.
She let me know this was the best chicken quesadilla she has ever had so I had to try it out. She loves food as much as me and is more judgmental than me about food, so if she says go you go!
We walk in and the place has a pretty good environment and I’m starving so no time to waste; I order 3 tacos: Carne Asada, Pork and Chicken.
The meat of choice all come on a bed of 2 corn Tortillas with red onion, cilantro and salsa.
Upon arrival, I see moist delicate meat with green salsa, slender sliced red onions and cilantro begging to be caressed and swallowed upon my plate.
I dive into the pork taco first! Kaboooom!
An explosion erupts in my mouth!!!
Sweet tender moist pork with such great flavor I could eat a bowl of it by itself like cereal. The salsa had a medium spice to it that enhanced each and every bite. Combined with a little lime juice I squirted over the taco and onion, it literally places me in a hypnotized state of heavenly indulgence!
Now the carne asada.. There is enough meat to make 2 tacos out of it. Kapoooow!
I want the entire steak! The meat is cut up into cubes that act as little Christmas presents of tasty excitement. The meat is tender and succulent and filled with flavor!
Now the chicken.. Mowee Woweeeee!
What in the world is this!! Shredded chicken with some delightful taste bursting juices that you want to suck through a straw. It melts in your mouth and literally almost doesn’t need to be chewed.
Next time you are in the Bay Area I highly recommend you try this place out! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Thanks for joining me on today’s adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run. Keep hope alive!
Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!
Trevis Dampier Sr.
CASA BLANCA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS (JULY 21, 2014 ) The History of Tacos. Retrieved from http://casablancamexican.com/history-tacos/