The word ‘taco’ dates back to the 18th century, and while its origin is unknown, it can be traced back to the silver mines in Mexico. The word ‘taco’ in those mines referred to the little charges used to excavate the ore. In the 19th century, tacos made their way into Mexico City from the women who immigrated there because of the light industry.
These women brought their regional cooking skills to the city and what is now known as ‘Mexican cuisine’. Additionally, tacos have different variations in different parts of the world, e.g., ‘shawarma’, ‘gyros’, and ‘tortillas’. For authentic Mexican tacos, visit our Mexican restaurant, El Chubby’s, in Aurora, Colorado.