'Tacos' on Serious Eats

Hangover Helper: Puffy Tacos at Bar Amá in Los Angeles

When you've got a mezcal hangover and the harsh morning light is streaming through the plate glass windows, look to Chef Josef Centeno's puffy tacos at Bar Amá. Depending on the level of your hangover, actually navigating the oversized taco might be a bit of a challenge, but if you can manage to find the middle of your face, just poke around until you find an open mouth and you should be all set. More

The Best Tacos on 116th Street in East Harlem, NYC

You could say we've been on a taco binge here at Serious Eats. After biking through Brooklyn and Queens last Sunday eating tacos along the way (wait for the video coming next week), I decided that Monday should be devoted to East Harlem, another hotbed of Mexican tortilla-wrapping activity (and yes, we'll be getting out of New York for Project Taco. West Coast, Midwest, South, get your tacos ready!) Check out the best tacos in the 'hood. More

Eat for Eight Bucks: Easy Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Red Cabbage Crunch and Avocado

I love soft tacos, at home and at restaurants. Since a taco's filling is infinitely variable, the choice lies in your hands to make them cheap or expensive. You could buy fresh fish, for example, but that would up the price a bit. You could also consider a wide range of potential garnishes, everything from salsa to shredded cheese to cilantro to black beans. On the other hand, if you're looking to save money, the trick is to minimize. Use a filling that's hearty but cheap, and practice rigid discipline with respect to your garnishes. More

Market Scene: Xochimilco Market, Mexico City

For many foreigners, Xochimilco conjures images of an afternoon of beers and mariachi bands while soaking up the sun on one of the colorful boats known as trajineras that navigate the waterways here. But there's so much more to Xochimilco than booze and boats. There are the collectives that practice small-scale agriculture on the man-made islets called chinampas, the vendors that sell food that is as close to its pre-Hispanic roots as you can get and, of course, the market. More

Street Food: Paty's Tacos

[Photographs: Truck, Madison Priest; others, Robyn Lee] A hulking grey creature with four dusty, unlit letters, Paty's Tacos (no, that's not a typo) is no great beauty. The truck parks for long stretches on Lexington Avenue, just north of... More

The 12 Days of Dumpling in a Halloween Costume: Taco

We realize that sometimes we exploit our little French bulldog mascot Dumpling, but then we look at his smooshed face and let out an awwww. How could people not want to see him dressed in food-themed Halloween costumes? And so, we scoured the internet for our 12 favorites. Between now and November 1, you'll get a photo of Mr. Dumpling in a costume each day. First up: the taco! He tried taking a few nibbles of the shell part and plush "meat" filling. More

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