When you think of a taco, what comes to mind?
The answer, perhaps, is cheese.
While the word taco might have been coined in the US in the 1970s, it has since spread to other countries, and in recent years, it’s also been popular in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.
In recent years there have also been a number of food trucks and a taco truck in Japan.
The craft of taco is an old-school thing.
It is not a new thing, it is a tradition, said Maria Avila, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Houston.
It’s a place where you put your hands in the air and you say: “I want to eat something.”
Avilas taco is a mash-up of the old-fashioned Mexican tacos and the new-school tacos that have been made in the States over the last decade.
The idea of tacos came from an old saying: the best tacos come from the best cooks, she said.
“We are talking about people who have been around for generations, the traditional taco,” she said, referring to the dish of a poblano chorizo taco.
The term taco is now a verb, meaning “to make.”
A few years ago, when the word “taco” first started to appear in English, Avils Mexican tacos became a thing.
The phrase was invented in Mexico by a Mexican chef, Luis Sanchez de Zaldivar, in the 1990s, said Luis Sanchez, the head chef of El Mijo restaurant in El Paso, Texas.
The restaurant became famous for its tacos and salsa.
“That’s what they do, they make them, they put their hands in,” he said.
But when Sanchez and his brother, Carlos, opened El Mímico, they didn’t intend to make tacos.
“El Mijos tacos were a very popular restaurant in the Mexican cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez,” said Carlos Sanchez.
El Miois original owner, Juan Manuel Pérez, died in 2012 and the family moved the restaurant to El Paso in 2015.
“It’s not about the tacos,” he told Al Jazeera.
“They were a part of the heritage of this community.”
The restaurant has since been transformed into a taco bar.
Its new owner, Jose Luis, said he started to cook the Mexican dishes after the restaurant was shut down in 2014.
“I was a Mexican immigrant who came to Texas in the late ’60s,” said Jose Luis.
“My grandfather had worked for the US government as an engineer, so I grew up in a military background.”
Jose Luis has also been working to bring tacos back to Mexico.
He opened El Azteca Tacos in 2012 in the heart of the Mexican capital of Mexico City, and he has since expanded the menu to include more dishes and Mexican foods from around the world.
The new El Aztec Tacos restaurant opened in El Rancho, Texas, in March.
Jose Luis said that the menu has been changed a lot since his grandfather opened the restaurant.
The menu has gone from tacos to chicken, chicken with potatoes, chicken salad, tacos and much more, he said, adding that he has more restaurants coming to Mexico and the United States.
In the United Kingdom, there are taco bars, where people can try tacos made with fresh ingredients and have their money back.
In Spain, a taco cafe opened in Barcelona, Spain.
There is also a taco shop in Madrid called El Caminante, and it has a full menu of dishes.
“Taco has been a big part of our culture for a long time, it was part of Spanish food for thousands of years,” said Francisco Alves, a journalist and food writer who lives in Barcelona.
“And now, as in many other countries around the globe, we have these taco bars,” he added.
Alves said he has a friend who travels to Mexico frequently and he knows the locals who are fond of tacos.
Alve said it was an honour to meet José Luis and Carlos at the restaurant in 2015, when they opened the El Aztekos.
José Luis said he had always wanted to bring his restaurant to the United State.
“He said to me: ‘I want you to go to El Mazatlan, Mexico,’ and he told me to go there and see what it is like,” Alves recalled.
“What happened was that I met the chef and the owner, and then I decided to come.”
When Alves arrived at the El Mazatlán, he was taken aback by the atmosphere.
The owner, José Enrique Rueda, said the place was full of locals and tourists who came in search of tacos and drinks.
The food was authentic and delicious, Alves remembers.
Alvares first experience with tacos was when he was about 15 years old.
“When I was 14, I went to a restaurant