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Taco Blasphemy

Wolfgang | Apr 24, 2007 09:34 AM

I've always been a burrito guy versus a taco guy because everywhere that I've ordered a burrito and taco, the burrito has been better, to my taste.

I have two problems with tacos compared to burritos:
1) corn tortillas: I like the neutrality of flour tortillas. Corn tortillas overwhelm the filling, IMO, unless the tortillas are fried first.
2) filling to tortilla ratio in tacos. There's not enough beef, pork etc. in a taco. When you wrap the taco, you are invariably stuck with tortilla pressing against tortilla the top inch or more of the taco and then when you get to the filling, I still taste way too much mealy corn tortilla.

One of my favourite mexican dishes in l.a. has been the carnitas in morita sauce plate at Loteria. Big chunks of pork in a spicy red sauce, sliced avocado, and your choice of flour or corn tortillas--I get the flour.
From this spread (they give you rice and beans too, but those aren't important), I can make a wrap of pork, sauce, and avocado in a soft flour tortilla and it is a perfect "taco" because it has enough delicious filling and it's in a flour tortilla.

My question to the taco experts out there--do you know if any of the taco trucks or other favourite taco stands will make a taco in a flour tortilla? Will I embarass myself with this request?

As much as I liked the taco table al pastor tacos at Sabor a Mexico, I'd like them so much more with a flour tortilla. I almost want to bring my own flour tortillas there like I bring ketchup for my fries to Father's Office.

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