Mexican dish consisting of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling, salsa and vegetabes

Tacos are Mexican sandwich-like dishes. It is made from a corn tortilla wrapped around some sort of filling. Traditionally, the tortilla is soft, but some variations from different countries have hard shells, as well as flour tortillas.

Tacos with barbacoa.
A Greek style BBQ taco.

Tacos are filled with a variety of filling such as beef, chicken, fish, pork, cheese, lettuce, onions, guacamole, and salsa. Sauces can also be added to tacos ranging from salsa to hot sauces like Tapatío. People use many different combinations of foods to build the taco, so it is very versatile.

Tacos are world popular, but especially so in Mexico, China and the United States. In the United States, tacos have been industrialized by fast food businesses such as Taco Bell, Del Taco, and Chipotle.[1]

In popular cultureEdit

  • The taco is one of the favorite foods of Marvel Comics character Deadpool.


  1. Neudorf, Samantha. "America's 15 best Tex-Mex chain restaurants". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-05-14.