ta·co | \ ˈtä-(ˌ)kō \
plural tacos\-(ˌ)kōz \

Definition of taco 

: a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce)

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About the owners: Mario Mendez’ parents, Jose and Margarita, began with a taco stand at 150th and Dixie Highway. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Mario's Tacos in Blue Island," 6 July 2018 Fort Lauderdale’s Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest, Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Kids and pets are welcome at this free taco and craft beer tasting event. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "The bunny is back, plus other fun family events for the weekend," 11 Apr. 2018 The restaurant and truck will, naturally, serve tacos, a number of margaritas, salads, tortas, taco bowls, burritos and fajitas. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Enjoy lunch in an upscale boutique, plus other restaurant openings," 9 Apr. 2018 The rustic taco joint had just began its new longer summer hours, including on Sundays, when the vandal hit. Ashley Mizuo, Chicago Reader, "Food & Drink / News Copper thief shuts down Antique Taco, but it's back in business," 6 Apr. 2018 Where to Eat: La Lupita: With its prime location in the heart of downtown San Jose del Cabo's art district, La Lupita is a hotspot taco joint for visitors and locals alike looking for authentic, satisfying Mexican dining. Katie Attardo, Marie Claire, "Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in San José del Cabo," 25 Jan. 2018 The latest taco joint in Edgewood brings California-fresh Mexican cuisine to the city. Julia Sayers, AL.com, "These 7 restaurants take cauliflower to the next level," 4 June 2017 Make mini taco bowls using an upside-down cupcake tin. Jane Maynard, Cosmopolitan, "17 Life-Changing Cooking Hacks," 23 Apr. 2014 In the meantime, check out the taco salad bowl at La Palapa. Janet Kusterer, Howard County Times, "Lunch at La Palapa and other signs of a comeback [Mostly Main Street]," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of taco

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taco

Mexican Spanish

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English Language Learners Definition of taco

: a Mexican food that consists of a folded and usually fried piece of thin bread (called a tortilla) that is filled with meat, cheese, lettuce, etc.


ta·co | \ ˈtä-kō \
plural tacos

Kids Definition of taco

: a corn tortilla usually folded and fried and filled with a spicy mixture (as of ground meat and cheese)

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