The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and taquito fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Taquito Fun Facts

Taquito Fun Facts: A taquito, rolled taco, or flauta is a Mexican food dish most often consisting of a small rolled-up tortilla and some type of filling, including beef, cheese or chicken.

  • While the taquito is regarded by many as a Mexican dish, it is believed that it was invented in the United States.
  • Taquitos are attributed by many to a San Diego area tortilla factory owner named Ralph Pesqueria Jr. Tex-Mex food lore holds that Pesqueria devised the taquito in the 1940s as a strategy for increasing his sales.
  • The filled tortilla of a taquito is crisp-fried.
  • The taquito or small taco was referred to in the 1917 Preliminary Glossary of New Mexico Spanish, with the word noted as a “Mexicanism” used in New Mexico.
  • October 4th is National Taquito Day.
  • Corn tortillas are generally used to make taquitos.
  • Taquitos were among the early Mexican food items developed as a frozen food, with Van de Kamp’s introducing a successful frozen taquito offering by 1976.

Taquito Fun Facts We May Have Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Taquitos

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