LOL. Lots of tacos out there better than mine amigo. I miss some of the food trucks in Houston. Lord have mercy....6 tacos with rice/beans/salsa for 8 bucks and absolutely delicious. Spicy pickled onions to put on top.....stupid good.
I was just wondering, what is the definition of a "Street Taco"? I was told by a SA buddy that it comes from street vendors in Mexico with a cart that handed you a small taco on the cheap. Really popular after a hard day or night of drinking & partying & you have the munchies! My questions are they:
Always a corn tortilla?
Served with cilantro, lime & onion?
Beef, pork, chicken or what?
Must be small?
Not too messy for one-handed on the sidewalk eating?
Is there a breakfast version?
Is this only a Texas "thing"?
How & where did the S.T. get started & become a variation on just a "taco"?
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I can only speak for South Texas and across the border here....street tacos are always the small corn tortillas, served with many different kinds of meat. Onion & cilantro are common but optional, always with salsa. Yes they are supposed to be a small one handed snack meant to be eaten quickly on the go. I have never heard of breakfast street tacos.
Almost all of our 24-hour Mexican restaurants do breakfast burritos all night, and until about 1000. Eggs, potatoes, cheese and any of the meats; they're huge and weigh about a pound. If you want open, or one-handed its tough to find. A couple will offer sopes with beans, an egg on the beans, then meat and red or green sauce poured over it.
They are popular all over, especially in major cities in Texas. The food trucks in Austin get a lot of press on TV though. My only complaint with some of the Austin food trucks, is they tend to get a little weird/hippified with their ingredients. Trying to put 10 lbs of crap in a 5 lb sack, turning a simple delicious taco into something it's not. Less is more, and don't even say tofu and taco in the same sentence lol. I've eaten at some good food trucks in Corpus (there's a really good one right here in Rockport), but the best I've ever had were in Houston. Last time I was working there I hit the food trucks a minimum of 3-4 times a week for a year. Cheap and always delicious. Oh and the Senorita that worked at my favorite food truck....MAMASOTA!!