Real-deal tacos al pastor are made by cooking stacked, marinated pork shoulder slices in front of a vertical rotisserie. Here's how to get the same slow-cooked, crisply charred effect at home, no rotisserie required.
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Photograph by Robyn Lee Tacos al pastor, or "shepherd's tacos," are thought to have been inspired by Lebanese immigrants who came to Mexico City in the 1930s. Mexican taqueros cook pork shoulder on a vertical spit similar to Middle Eastern...
The bar for tacos in Manhattan is not set very high, and the fish taco bar here is set even lower. So when the owner of Pinche Taqueria announced to the world that he was opening a branch of his Tijuana taqueria, in part to show other downtown taquerias like La Esquina how to make a proper fish taco, it sounded like a plenty plausible throwdown.