Tacos are one of those dishes that is beloved by almost everybody that eats them. They are often a go to dish for parties and BBQs because they are such a crowd pleaser. If you are a taco lover, you know that there is a big difference between authentic tacos and a tex-mex taco. To note the distinct differences, Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to distinguish the things you should be looking for when you order authentic tacos.
If you order authentic tacos from a restaurant, you will never get tacos brought out and wrapped in a flour tortilla. They will always be made with corn tortillas. Many people usually opt for flour tortillas when they are making tacos at home because making your own fresh corn tortillas is a lot of work.
Salsa Made from Scratch
Another thing you should look for on an authentic taco is homemade salsa. Most authentic tacos will be served with a very fresh salsa known as pico de gallo. This salsa is comprised of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime and other fresh ingredients. It is the perfect topping to delicious tacos anytime.
The guacamole that is used on authentic tacos will probably be slightly different than the guacamole you would find in the store. It is made with fresh avocados, white onion, serrano chiles and tomatoes. Many people make the mistake of using lime in their guac, but you can get the acidity you need for a good guacamole using tomatoes.
Panela Rather than Shredded Cheese
You won’t usually find any shredded cheese on an authentic taco. If you ever see any cheese used at all on an authentic taco it will be white and crumbly. This cheese is called panela and can add a delicious flavor to your tacos. So, the next time your tacos come out with yellow, shredded cheese on them, know that you probably aren’t eating authentic.
What Kind of Toppings Go on Authentic Tacos?
If you are used to eating a taco with shredded lettuce, olives, tomatoes, shredded cheese and more on top, you haven’t been eating authentic tacos. Your tacos at an authentic restaurant are going to have very few toppings on them. The highlight of these authentic tacos is the meat. Some fresh salsa, cilantro, white onions or even pickled red onions are among the few toppings that are ever put on authentic tacos.
Shredded Beef, Pork & Chicken
In the states, many people enjoy Taco Tuesday with tacos that are filled with ground beef and taco seasoning. This is far from authentic even if it tastes good. Authentic tacos are made using shredded meats of beef, pork and chicken that have been carefully prepared using delicious spices.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)
If you are looking for some delicious authentic or not so authentic tacos, you can find them at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant. We have many different dishes that will give you the customized experience you are looking for. Come in today!