> > > > If you run it by google translate it seems to say that it is healthier to chew > on > > a > > > > concrete building block than to eat at taco bell > > > > > > > > > There was an authentic Mexican food place in a nearby town several years back. It > > was > > > a place you went up to and ordered (not a full-fledged, walk-in restaurant). > Their > > > tacos.... Eh, the corn tortillas were the soft kind (like what you might use in > > > enchiladas), but fried in oil... This made them very, very tough. The stuff > inside > > > was alright. But it wasn't anything like what you'd get at Taco-Bell. > > > > > > So, they either did a piss-poor job of preparing them, or authentic Mexican food > > > really sucks. > > > > Those are not tacos, those are flautas (literally "flute", make some holes in it > and > > you might play a tune >_< ) and are usually dipped on guacamole salsa. I am not > > too fond of them since they are hard and they have little meat, but my mom and > sister > > like them (but are not fond of sushi), so YMMV. > > > No. They weren't wrapped like (what I'd call a) Taquito(sp?). The thing they served > at this place was like the embeded pic below. > > > I guess the shells were fried... Maybe 'soaked in grease' would be a more appropriate > term. Whatever they did to 'em (like I said) they were very, very tough to bite into > and pull apart.
What you describe is a variety of the flauta, the "taco dorado" (fried taco), the tortilla is open like in the photo you attached: