Tacos are one of the most popular Mexican dishes in our culture. There are times that they are dismissed as simply street food, but there are so many different fillings that can create a good taco, that to dismiss them is a huge disservice. If you have only had tacos served one way, you are really missing out. That’s why Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to share some of the most popular fillings that are used to create this culinary goodness.
Carne Asada Tacos
If you are translating the words carne asada, it translates to grilled meat. Usually tender cuts of steak are used to make carne asada and before it is grilled over an open flame, it is marinated using ingredients like lime, cumin and a combination of many other spices. The meat is usually cut quite thin which makes it even easier to eat. It is usually chopped into small pieces before serving it in small tortillas.
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Delicious carnitas is made using pork shoulder. It is usually cooked for many hours to help tenderize the meat and break down the fat content before it is then baked to crispy perfection. This is a meat that literally melts in your mouth due to the long, slow cooking method used to make it.
Tacos made using lengua, or cow’s tongue, isn’t for everyone. In fact, many people are afraid to try it because they are fearful that it will be too chewy. If you don’t prepare it right, that can be the case. If the meat is prepared correctly, it can have a smooth, melt in your mouth texture.
Pollo or Chicken Tacos
Pollo is chicken in Spanish. This is a popular choice in tacos as well. Chicken is marinated and then cut into small pieces, making it the perfect filling for your tacos. Some will also prepare it by shredding it before putting in the tortillas.
Tacos Al Pastor
Tacos al pastor is a popular way to enjoy this infamous dish. When this is translated, it means shepherd-style pork. The pork is marinated using chilis and spices before it is cooked slowly on an open flame. Pineapple is often used to pair with this protein as it compliments it nicely.
If you have never had chorizo tacos, you need to find them. This meat is a mixture of minced meats, usually pork. This is a spicy meat as many chili peppers are used in seasoning it. Chorizo comes in two different colors, red and green.
Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV & Henderson, NV)
If you are looking for a tasty taco, look no further. At Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant, we have several different types of tacos on our menu. The meats mentioned above often take hours to prepare for yourself. You are far better off leaving that preparation up to us as you enjoy our wide variety of taco fillings. From beef to chicken and pork, you will be able to get your fill on quality tacos. Come in today!