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The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!

The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!
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The taco. We’ve all had one. It doesn’t matter where you live. Race, religion, diet. In the last few years, it’s become the new burger. In its simplest form in America, it’s meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a tortilla. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but the people who took a chance, and in some cases risked everything to bring their down recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into taquerias across the country and a related taco recipe, as Rob walks you through cooking your own tacos in real time!

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English

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424-341-2524


Episodes

Taqueando Festival

6/23/2019
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A full review of Bill Esparza's first Taqueando Festival in Los Angeles - all the vendors we hit up, all the tacos we ate, and who won the best taco!

Duration:00:33:23

Tacos Lucha

5/14/2019
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Visalia, California - home to Tacos Lucha! In the Season 2 finale, we talk to Chris of Tacos Lucha about food, family, and what drew him to California's Central Valley and why he chose to share his tacos with the community there!

Duration:00:29:38

Vaquero Taquero

5/7/2019
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We're in Austin, Texas this week with Vaquero Taquero! Daniel & Miguel Cobos sat down with us and talked about how they went from a cart in front of the museum, to a truck, to a brick and mortar taqueria, with the best al pastor around!

Duration:00:32:00

HomeState

4/30/2019
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This week, we've got one foot in Texas & one in California - as we talk Breakfast Tacos with HomeState! LA's famed taqueria sits down with Tacocity to talk about bringing the breakfast taco to Hollywood while maintaining roots in native Texas!

Duration:00:40:21

Portside Fish Co.

4/23/2019
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Chef Fernando Valladares of Portside Fish Co. in Irvine, California talks this week about his rise from culinary school to chef and co-owner of Portside, and why they have some "do not miss" fish tacos on their menu!

Duration:00:29:26

Ponchos Tlayudas

4/16/2019
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“Viernes de Tlayudas.” Tlayuda Friday in Los Angeles at FIOB, and it's where you'll find Poncho's Tlayudas every week. We got to sit down with Poncho and talk about his unique rise to fame in the LA food scene, and what makes the tlayuda so unique.

Duration:00:39:40

Trill Taqueria

4/9/2019
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Austin, Texas - we're back! This week, we got to interview Nick Belloni of Trill Taqueria, which has been blowing up Austin with his unique recipes & amazing vegetarian menu!

Duration:00:23:52

Bill Esparza

4/2/2019
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James Beard Award-winning writer, author, and taco expert Bill Esparza talks food, family, and his inaugural Taqueando Festival, happening in Los Angeles on June 15th, 2019! No one knows Mexico & Mexican food better than Bill Esparza, and he imparts some of that cultural & culinary knowledge in this week's episode. www.taqueandofest.com

Duration:00:49:14

Tacos 1986

3/26/2019
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Tijuana, Mexico - home of the Tijuana style taco that's sweeping across Southern California with ferocity. It's also the birthplace of Tacos 1986, Los Angeles' taco rock stars. We sit down with Jorge Alvarez-Tostado to talk about their beginning, cooking for SXSW, and why he thinks they have the best adobada in town.

Duration:00:42:14

March Update

3/19/2019
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What's Taqueando? When does Taco Madness start? We update you on all the new taco news in LA, and tease the next round of episodes coming up!

Duration:00:07:41

Arturo's Puffy Taco

3/14/2019
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The Puffy Taco. It originates in San Antonio, Texas, but it's been in California for over 4 decades, and its story starts with Gloria Lopez of Arturo's Puffy Taco in Whittier, California. We sat down with Gloria to talk about her world-famous taco, and where it came from.

Duration:00:24:48

Teddy's Tacos

3/5/2019
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Teddy's Tacos in the city of La Puente fought off Chipotle for a year, one month at a time. Brother/Sister team Ted & Adriana talk about how they became taqueros, why raisins are a huge part of their recipes, and how they figured out a way to survive when facing demolition.

Duration:00:36:02

Gracias Señor

2/26/2019
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Pacific Palisades, California - sun, sand, and the home of Gracias Señor. We sat down with Rodolfo Barrientos and talked tacos and startups, and how he's changing the food landscape one taco at a time.

Duration:00:31:03

Macheen

2/19/2019
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Have you ever had tortillas infused with the flavors of the taco? Jonathan Perez of Macheen talks about how his time at culinary school shaped the tacos he makes every weekend at Smorgasburg LA on this week's episode.

Duration:00:34:26

Formosa Hot Sauce

2/12/2019
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Because we love hot sauce so much, we decided to hit up Julio Lopez-Velasquez of Formosa Hot Sauce for an in-depth interview about his story as a chef turned entrepreneur, and how Formosa got into stores all over the world!

Duration:00:39:47

Pablitos Tacos

2/5/2019
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Beef Heart. Who knew it was the most eaten street food in Peru? Danny Rodriguez of Pablito's Tacos does, and he's serving it up in Burbank, California. We sat down with Danny to talk about how he combines Tijuana and Peruvian styles together to make some of the best tacos in the Valley, from a taco stand in front of his Peruvian restaurant, Pablito's Kitchen.

Duration:00:25:13

Habanero Cartel (Kill Sauce)

1/29/2019
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The Habanero Cartel. In a time & place when peppers are the world's currency, one man is brave enough to make a sauce to rule them all - Kill Sauce. This week, we sit down with Ryan Demirjian and talk hot sauce - why he created them (using all natural ingredients) and why he founded the Habanero Cartel!

Duration:00:37:12

La Morena

1/22/2019
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Harrisonburg, Virginia, home of La Morena. This time around, we get to hear the story of La Morena from Javier “Angel” Rodriguez - where the name & logo came from, why his salsas are being ordered by the cup, and what makes this taqueria so unique & delicious.

Duration:00:39:57

Mid East Tacos

1/15/2019
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We're back at Smorgasburg LA! This time, we're talking to Armen Martirosyan of Mid East Tacos about his amazing flavors, how a burrito launched his famed taqueria, and how Instagram plays a role in his success.

Duration:00:22:04

On The Road - La Morena

1/8/2019
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In the final installment of this trip's On The Road, Rob & Allison find a gem in Harrisonburg, Virgina called La Morena. Also, they hit up Las Palmas Mexican Grill in Rome, Georgia.

Duration:00:13:21