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*A taco is similar to a burrito, but is served open rather than closed, is generally smaller, and is often made with corn flour rather than wheat. The taco editor of Texas Monthly argues that burritos are a type of taco. Taco Bell research chef Anne Albertine experimented with grilling burritos to enhance portability. This grilling technique allowed large burritos to remain sealed without spilling their contents. This is a well-known cooking technique used by some San Francisco taquerias and Northern Mexican burrito stands. Traditionally, grilled burritos are cooked on a comal (griddle).

Cuisine of California

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Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Baja Fresh, Wahoo's Fish Taco, Chronic Tacos, Chipotle, Qdoba and La Salsa are examples of the Baja-style Mexican American food trend. In Northern California and the Central Coastal region, Dungeness crab is abundant. Sardines and salmon were formerly major industries, before declines in fish stocks. . Cioppino (a fish stew) is a classic example of Northern Californian cuisine. As one of the U.S. states nearest Asia and Oceania, and with long-standing Asian American and Oceanian American populations, the state tends to adopt foods from those national styles.

Salsa (sauce)

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Chipotle salsa is a smoky, spicy sauce made from smoked jalapeño chilies, tomatoes, garlic and spices. Habanero salsa is an extremely spicy salsa, where the piquancy comes from habanero chilies. Corn salsa is a chunky salsa made with sweetcorn and other ingredients, such as onions, and chiles (either poblano, bell chilies, and/or jalapeños). Made popular by burrito restaurant chains, for burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Carrot salsa is made with carrots as the base. 66% of the sauces from restaurants tested in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. 40% of those from restaurants tested in Houston, Texas. List of condiments. List of dips. List of Mexican dishes. Hot sauce. Mole sauce. U.S.

Austin, Texas

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Breakfast tacos and queso are popular food items in the city; Austin is sometimes called the "home of the breakfast taco." Kolaches are a common pastry in Austin bakeries due to the large Czech and German immigrant population in Texas. The Oasis Restaurant is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, which promotes itself as the "Sunset Capital of Texas" with its terraced views looking West over Lake Travis. P. Terry's, an Austin-based fast food burger chain, has a loyal following among Austinites. Some other Austin-based chain restaurants include Amy's Ice Creams, Bush's Chicken, Chuy's, DoubleDave's Pizzaworks, and Schlotzky's.


From this meeting of millennia old two culinary traditions, were born pozole, mole sauce, barbacoa and tamale is in its current forms, the chocolate, a large range of breads, tacos, and the broad repertoire of Mexican street foods. Beverages such as atole, champurrado, milk chocolate and aguas frescas were born; desserts such as acitrón and the full range of crystallized sweets, rompope, cajeta, jericaya and the wide repertoire of delights created in the convents of nuns in all parts of the country. Mexico's most popular sport is association football. It is commonly believed that football was introduced in Mexico by Cornish miners at the end of the 19th century.

Taco stand

Some American chefs and service industry professionals have left their employment positions to open their own taco stands. Ninfa Laurenzo, founder of the Ninfa's restaurant chain, started out running a single taco stand in Houston, Texas. Prior to establishing the Taco Bell restaurant chain, Glen Bell, the company's founder, opened a small chain of taco stands named Taco-Tia in San Bernardino, California. Bell owned and operated a hamburger stand prior to opening Taco-Tia. In 2012, Taco Bell sold over 2 billion tacos annually, and had around 6,500 locations in all U.S. states and in several countries.

Carne asada

grilled beef
Quesadillas. ''Sopes. Tacos. ''Tortas. ''Asado. ''Churrasco.

Fast food restaurant

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In March 2010, Taco Bell opened their first restaurant in India. Because non-consumption of beef is a cultural norm in light of India's Dharmic beliefs, Taco Bell had to tailor its menu to the dietary distinctions of Indian culture by replacing all of the beef with chicken. By the same token, completely meatless options were introduced to the menu due to the prevalence of vegetarianism throughout the country. Some of the large fast food chains are beginning to incorporate healthier alternatives in their menu, e.g., white meat, snack wraps, salads, and fresh fruit.


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In Mexico, restaurants and food stands make tacos, queso fundido (or choriqueso), burritos, and tortas with cooked chorizo, and it is also a popular pizza topping. Chorizo con huevos is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico and areas of the United States with Mexican populations. It is made by mixing fried chorizo with scrambled eggs. Chorizo con huevos is often used in breakfast burritos, tacos, and taquitos. Another popular Mexican recipe is fried chorizo combined with pinto or black refried beans. This combination is often used in tortas as a spread, or as a side dish where plain refried beans would normally be served.

Moe's Southwest Grill

The “Biggie’s Dinner” taco, a taco with sardines. A reference to the song Juicy. Moe's Newsroom.


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Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke ruled against Panera, concluding, "A sandwich is not commonly understood to include burritos, tacos and quesadillas, which are typically made with a single tortilla and stuffed with a choice filling of meat, rice, and beans." However, the Qdoba in Shrewsbury has since closed, while Moe's Southwest Grill and Chipotle Mexican Grill remain open across the street. But Qdoba revived and opened with Whole Foods in Lakeway Commons which is also in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. * List of Mexican restaurants *

Mexican cuisine in the United States

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The five largest Mexican restaurant chains in America as of 2017, in order, are Taco Bell with 6,446 locations, Chipotle Mexican Grill with 2,364 locations, Qdoba Mexican Grill with 726 locations, Moe's Southwest Grill with 705 locations, and Del Taco with 564. These restaurant chains all represent an Americanized version of Mexican food, with relatively few similarities to original Mexican cuisine. The prominence of these chains continues to grow, but an ever increasing recognition of more traditional Mexican cuisine has also been evident in recent years. While these hybrid-style restaurants are popular in the United States, the same is not necessarily true in Mexico.

Flour tortilla

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The origin of the flour Tortilla was Northern Mexico and this is why so many plates are made with it like Quesadillas as well as Burritos, Chimichangas and Fajitas served with Flour Tortilla and Bean Taco or Chorizo Taco. The Flour Tortilla is the sister to the Corn Tortilla which was created first. From Mexico City Southward the Corn Tortilla is more popular but in Northern Mexico where the Flour Tortilla originated the Flour Tortilla maybe just as popular if not more popular than the Corn Tortilla. Honduras is well known for using wheat flour tortillas to make baleadas, which consist of a wheat flour tortilla, folded in half, with various items (beans, cream, scrambled eggs) put inside.

Mexican cuisine

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It can include tacos, quesadillas, pambazos, tamales, huaraches, alambres, al pastor, and food not suitable to cook at home, including barbacoa, carnitas, and since many homes in Mexico do not have or make use of ovens, roasted chicken. One attraction of street food in Mexico is the satisfaction of hunger or craving without all the social and emotional connotation of eating at home, although longtime customers can have something of a friendship/familial relationship with a chosen vendor. The best known of Mexico's street foods is the taco, whose origin is based on the pre-Hispanic custom of picking up other foods with tortillas as utensils were not used.

Corn tortilla

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Quesadillas. Sincronizadas. Sopes. Tacos. Tacos dorados. Tlayudas. Totopos - Tortilla chips. Tortilla soup. Tostadas. Blintz. Burrito. Chimichanga. Crêpe. Honduran cuisine. List of maize dishes. List of tortilla-based dishes. Mexican cuisine. Gordita. Taco. Pancake. Pita. Roti. Salvadoran cuisine. Talo, the Basque version of corn tortillas. Tortilla art. Tortilla chip. Tortilla de patatas, a potato omelet. Wheat tortilla. Xarém.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

During the Taco Bell Boycott, the CIW worked closely with religious and community groups and a student network, the Student/Farmworker Alliance, to pressure Taco Bell from different angles. On March 8, 2005, Yum! Brands, Inc., parent company of Taco Bell, agreed to all of the CIW's demands, including: After the Taco Bell Boycott, the Campaign for Fair Food shifted its focus to the rest of the fast-food industry. In response to the campaign, McDonald's helped create an industry-controlled code of conduct known as SAFE (Socially Accountable Farm Employers) that the CIW and its allies deemed insufficient.

Taco rice

In addition, Taco Bell offers it as a menu option at the chain's restaurant in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. It is one of the best-known dishes of the Okinawan cuisine outside of Okinawa. The Tex-Mex flavor is sometimes emulated through the use of soy sauce, mirin and sake. Occasionally it is served with rice in a tortilla roll.

List of Mexican dishes

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Quesadillas. Queso. Rajas con crema. Romeritos. Salbutes. Salsa. Sincronizadas. Sopes. Sopa de albondiga (meatball soup). Tacos (con sopes). Taco al pastor. Tamales. Taquitos. Tlacoyos. Tlayudas. Tortas (sandwiches). Tortillas. Tostadas. Totopo. Tripas. Venado (venison), particularly in the Yucatan. Yuca (cassava). Caldo de queso. Queso de cuajo. Queso flameado. Huevos divorciados. Huevos motuleños. Huevos rancheros. Migas. Albóndigas, Mexican meatballs. Aporreadillo. Bistec. Carne asada, grilled beef. Carne guisada, stewed beef in spiced gravy.

List of maize dishes

Quesadillas. Sadza. Sagamite. Samp. Sloosh. Sopes. Sorullos. Spoonbread. Succotash. Taco. Tamale. Tostada. Ugali. Wotou. Xarém. Atole. Bourbon whiskey. Cauim. Chicha. Chicha de jora. Chicha morada. Colada morada. Corn beer. Corn whiskey. Pinolillo. Pozol. Tejate. Tejuino. Tesgüino. Bollo. Corn chips. Corn cookie. Cornick. Corn nuts. Corn on the cob. Corn tortilla. Mote. Popcorn. Sopa paraguaya. Talo. Tortilla chips. Baby corn. Blue corn. Broa. Cornmeal. Corn syrup. Hominy. List of edible seeds. List of Mexican dishes. List of sweetcorn varieties. Mielie-meal. National Cornbread Festival. Samp. Sweet corn. Three Sisters (agriculture).

Glen Bell

(September 3, 1923 – January 16, 2010) was an American entrepreneur who founded the Taco Bell chain of restaurants. Born in Lynwood, California, Glen Bell graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a cook during World War II. After the Marines he started his first hot dog stand 'Bell's Drive-In', in San Bernardino in 1948. In 1952, he sold the hot dog stand and built a second location selling hot dogs and hamburgers. He soon started selling tacos at a taco stand named Taco-Tia at 19 cents each from a side window.


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The company owned a majority stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill until October 2006, when McDonald's fully divested from Chipotle through a stock exchange. Until December 2003, it also owned Donatos Pizza, and it owned a small share of Aroma Café from 1999 to 2001. On August 27, 2007, McDonald's sold Boston Market to Sun Capital Partners. Notably, McDonald's has increased shareholder dividends for 25 consecutive years, making it one of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats. The company is ranked 131st on the Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by revenue. In October 2012, its monthly sales fell for the first time in nine years.

Rubio's Coastal Grill

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Since then, the popularity of fish tacos has spread throughout California, although they remain uncommon elsewhere. Rubio's standard fish tacos are made from Alaskan pollock, which is battered, fried, and served in a corn tortilla, although optionally offered with a flour tortilla. Grilled mahi-mahi is also available at all locations. The first Rubio's restaurant was opened in 1983 at a former Orange Julius site on Mission Bay Drive in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. The first restaurant offered French fries, calamari, and fish tacos, among other cuisine.


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Flour tortillas are commonly used in burritos, tacos, fajitas, and other Tex-Mex foods. Chappati. Arepa. Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Latin American cuisine. List of tortilla-based dishes. Sopaipilla.

Oaxaca cheese

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Queso Oaxaca is used widely in Mexican cuisine, especially in quesadillas and empanadas, where the queso Oaxaca is melted and other ingredients, such as huitlacoche and squash flowers, are added to the filling. * Cheeses of Mexico. List of stretch-curd cheeses. Oaxacan cuisine.


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Though originally formulated as a cheaper and more convenient source of cheese to top nachos, this dip has become popular enough in the U.S. that it is available in some Mexican-themed restaurants, and at major grocery stores, in both name-brand (Frito-Lay, Tostitos, and Taco Bell) and unbranded versions. In the United States, National Nacho Day is celebrated on November 6. The International Nacho Festival is held between October 13 and 15 at Piedras Negras, the birthplace of nachos, and features live music, art, cultural activities, and a "biggest nacho of the world" contest which is registered with the Guinness World Records.