The All-Mexican Taco Stand

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Tacos are loved by all, yet very little is understood of them. In Mexico, the prevalent taco stands line every street and corner. Let's describe a typical taco stand in Los Cabos.

Typically staffed by an old couple, the chef will barbeque the meat then cut it into pieces with a giant cleaver. The woman will make fresh handmade tortillas, and you order as many as you want. Most people will order 2 or 3. You can also specify the type of meat, and you will handed a plate with hot tortillas and just the meat.

You then sit at a table which has a large platter of freshly chopped vegetables in the center - like cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, herbs, maybe some pickled onions, salsas, and guacamole. You style your Taco however you wish and can then enjoy a fresh a healthy locally produced meal.

The great thing about all this is that the tortillas were made within minutes of being eaten, and the veg is mostly all local and very probably organic - particularly in Los Cabos where there's a thriving organic farming community. The meat is likely from free-range cattle - which genuinely does taste better (even if it is sometimes a little tougher). If you're worried about eating from street stands, then you really ought not be - the food is all fresh, and is cooked on demand and eaten quickly, with a fast turnover.

Taco stands are also great in terms of environmental impact, since there's no plate, no plastic cup, no packaging - the tortilla *is* the plate.

Next time you're in the area, I hope you get the chance to enjoy a fresh Taco from one these sacred Mexican traditional food stands!

In the mood for some taco recipes? It's quite understandable - try a taco recipe [] from here.

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