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Viva Tacos - Astoria Blvd

We Are Mexican Food

Our purpose -and passion- is Mexican food.

We will serve you only the best dishes we are capable to make with the REAL Mexican flavor you're looking for. That's our commitment.

What is a REAL Mexican Taco?

Tacos are filled with flavorful, marinated meat like chicken meat or skirt steak. Nowadays are popularized -due to diet re-directions- the Veggie or Vegan Tacos as well. The marinade often contains oregano, ground black pepper, ground cumin, paprika, fresh lime juice, soy sauce, and chilies or spicy salsa, but the flavors used to marinate depend on the particular taco recipe, since there are a number of different variants for a taco.
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Why do Mexican tacos have two tortillas?

It's a common us in Mexico City for street vendors to serve their tacos on two tortillas, or they'll ask if clients want one or two, in case they're watching their waistlines. Particularly with a liquidly filling ingredients or just because of the salsa, the first tortilla breaks, so the second one serves as backup. 

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According to one etymological theory, the culinary origin of the term "taco" in Mexico can be traced to its employment, among Mexican silver miners, as a term signifying "plug." The miners used explosive charges in plug form, consisting of a paper wrapper and gunpowder filling.

Other possibility is that the word derives from the Nahuatl word "tlahco", meaning "half" or "in the middle," in the sense that food would be placed in the middle of a tortilla.

"TACO" Etymology 

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Whatever the etymology or the number of tortillas the Taco may have, one thing for sure is that you have to try our delicious menu to prove for yourself at Viva Tacos!

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Viva Tacos!

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