La Purisima Bakery Tortillas

21 Oct

The tortilla…an essential part of the taco.

I tend to associate tacos with corn-flour tortillas and quesadillas and burritos more with flour tortillas. And this leads me to a shameful secret: I love flour tortillas like nobody’s business. They’re delicious.

This is a taco blog, but interrupt the usual order of business to let you know about some delicious flour tortillas.

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Arizona Taco Festival

5 Oct

Alright, so I’ve been horrible at maintaining this blog. I’m terribly sorry about that.

However, here’s an opportunity that might be of interest to all you fellow taco lovers out there.

The Arizona Taco Festival! 

From their website:

The 30 competitive taco teams will cook off in any combination of four categories—chicken, beef, pork, and seafood—while sometimes also entering the salsa and guacamole contests as they chose. Teams will bring their food trucks, hottest booth decor, and crazy surprises.

They will also have Lucha Libre and for those over 21, they’ll have a tequila expo.

I will get back to this blog, so expect new posts. If you have a place you’d like me to check out, email me at andrea[dot]gmartinez4[at] gmail[dot]com or tweet me!









La Frontera taco review

16 Feb

Street food. The mere thought usually does not evoke the best reactions. Perhaps there’s been a bad experience, or a friend of a friend that became sick after eating street food.

I’d seen La Frontera taco truck while driving down Phoenix’s 16th street. I remembered the interesting atmosphere that seemed to surround the establishment, so I made up my mind to pay a visit.

My roommate heard of my plans and quickly launched warnings my way. “Don’t get sick from street food!” “Don’t eat if it’s not clean!”

However, Phoenix has health codes to combat those types of things.

Confident that getting sick off any type of food is somewhat powered by the mind, I made the drive to La Frontera(the taco truck, not the actual border).

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Caramba! taco review

10 Feb

If you head straight down Glendale Avenue near the Historic Glendale area, you will pass Caramba!

It’s difficult to miss the establishment with its bright red, green and white decor. The slogan will capture your attention as well.

My initial intention was to head to a different taco place. However, “Where you don’t peso(pay-so) much,” immediately caught my attention. At first I didn’t understand why they had a currency name as part of their slogan, but after a few repetitions in my head I understood.  I slammed  brakes and turned to Caramba!  Continue reading

History of the Taco

1 Feb

A taco.

A delicious meaty filling wrapped by thin bread topped with salsa, onions and cilantro. Sounds delicious.

American audiences may immediately think of Taco Bell when thinking about tacos. It’s difficult not to imagine the purple advertisements and the talking Chihuahua when searching for that “fourth meal.”

However, the taco originated in Mexico.

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