For such an apparently simple dish, there are many factors that come into play when it comes to creating the perfect taco. Soft tortillas and a delicious filling are essential, but so are high-quality toppings.
What Is the Best Taco Topping?
Mexicans take tacos seriously, and taco toppings are no exception. A great topping can make or break a taco. That’s why taco places usually offer a wide variety of fresh toppings. Below are some of our favorites.
Salsa is a mainstay of Mexican food, so it makes sense to place it at the top of our list. There are two basic types of salsas: green and red. The color of the salsa depends on the type of tomato used as the main ingredient. Keep in mind that not all salsas are spicy; some are meant to just add flavor without setting your taste buds on fire (Mexicans call this type of salsa, “salsa de la que no pica”).
If salsa is the queen of taco toppings, then guacamole may be the king. Not all taco places in Mexico offer guacamole, but that’s what makes it special: it’s a small luxury that can take any taco to a whole new level. Soft, fresh, and tasty, guacamole gives your taco that little oomph that makes the difference between good and great.
Cilantro is an evergreen (no pun intended) of taco culture. All taco places in Mexico offer cilantro as a topping. While salsa and guacamole love to take center stage, cilantro is happy to stay on the sidelines, discrete but indispensable at the same time.
This is another classic topping that no taco place can do without. Even those who are not big fans of onions can’t deny that a pinch of chopped onion in your taco makes things a lot more interesting and even a little crunchy.
More Interesting Facts About Mexican Food
We love all the curious facts that surround authentic Mexican food. If you are hungry for more stories, then check out these previous posts:
- 5 Words Mexicans use to talk about food
- Why are refried beans called like that?
- Why Are chili peppers so important in Mexican cuisine
- Who invented guacamole?
- Are chilaquiles supposed to be crunchy?
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