3/19/2012 10:00:00 AM

10 Crazy Tacos From Around the U.S.

Bug tacos from Don Bugito's
Lately it seems like every joint has a taco on their menu - whether it be a traditional carnitas, or some kind of fusion-y version like a seared tuna or kimchi taco. Chefs everywhere are getting more experimental than ever in an attempt to reinvent this classic crowd-pleasing Mexican staple. Some do it by using raw fish or by fusing flavors from other cuisines, and others...by adding bugs. Yup you heard that correctly. Check out our list of some of the most exotic tacos we could find being served across the country. What’s the craziest taco you've ever eaten? Let us know in the comments.

12 comments :

  1. Oyamel in DC has a grasshopper taco which is actually quite good. The waiters seems to get a kick out of this gringo with an adventurous appetite.

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  2. Mealworms (gusanos) are not bugs, nor are they insects -- they are annelids, ie. segmented worms.

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    1. Mealworms are most certainly NOT annelids--they are the larvae of a type of beetle, which is certainly an insect, and quite possibly a bug (depending on who's definition one is using).

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  3. http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2010/11/eating_goat_eye.php Goat Eye Tacos!

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  4. OK folks, I grew up eating tacos all my life in Texas, Just because some one puts something between a folded up piece of another thing does not make it a taco.

    Oh never mind

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  5. Where's the Austin, TX love?! You should check out the fusion "tacos" from East Side King food truck. The Avocado Buns are TO DIE FOR.

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  6. aun no han probado los tacos a base de tortillas de mole o chile chipotle natural que hace la empresa Tia-Nechi en Mexico, estan geniales porque son naturales no tiene conservadores, colorantes o saborizantes, son el verdadero sabor de mexico en una tortilla, waaaaau

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  7. have not yet tried the tacos on tortillas with mole or chipotle chile only natural that the company makes Tia-Nechi in Mexico, are great because they are natural does not have preservatives, colorings or flavorings, are the true flavor of Mexico in a tortilla, waaaaau

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  8. I went to this place a couple of days ago and they had Tacos from head meat including Beef Eyeballs:

    http://lostaquitosdepuebla.com/from-beef-head-meat.html

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  9. Asking "Is it Mexican or Chinese?" about tuna poke tacos totally misses the point. Tuna poke is a specifically Hawaiian dish.

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  10. My favorite tacos are from Tortilla Republic. There is a brand new one in West Hollywood that I have not been able to get to yet as I am on Kauai but it is bound to be good. The first Tortilla Republic is on Kauai and it is excellent. They bill their fine dining as Modern Mexican and all of their dishes have a creative touch.

    Jicama Tacos: TortillaRepublic.com/poipu-kauai-hawaii/menus/grill-menu-dinner-menu/ This dish doesn't take advantage of their excellent 'fatta a casa' corn tortillas but it is yum.

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