Tacos have been popular in Mexico long before the Spanish arrived. They arrived in the U.S. around 1905, along with the migrant workers that were employed by the railroads, farms, and other businesses. Tacos were cheap, affordable, and perhaps most importantly, highly portable. Wrap one in a scrap of newspaper and put it in your pocket and you had lunch whenever you were ready.
The first tacos that appeared in America were sold as street food in Los Angeles by street vendors called, “chili queens.” Tacos have evolved a lot over the years from the street tacos of L.A., and the taco that the average American makes at home is a far cry from the original version. I hate to say it, but any self-respecting lover of tacos is appalled at what fast food has done to this wonderful food idea.
I haven’t had a good taco in a very long time, but that changed when I went to an event at the Ohr O’Keefe Museum recently and decided to try Rosita’s Dipping Tacos food truck. I just can’t remember when I have ever had a better taco!
I have never had the Birria quesatacos style tacos before, made with long-simmered beef and an amazing dipping sauce. The meat is marinated in an adobo made of vinegar, dried chiles, garlic, herbs, and spices and then slow-cooked for five to six hours until the meat is falling off the bone. The dish has origins in Tijuana, Mexico,
Use two corn tortillas, fill with meat, add onions, cilantro, and a special secret house sauce, then plunge this well-filled taco into the cup of rich and delicious dipping sauce, and you are in for an amazing, sloppy taco like never before.
Rosita’s says, “We are bringing a twist of the west coast, California vibes to our Mississippi Gulf Coast. We don’t use pressure cookers. We make it with the love and time deserved for this wonderful dish. No corners cut here! Made fresh daily!”
Other dishes offered on this menu include quesadillas, nachos, birria ramen, esquite with hot Cheetos, fruit cups, and an amazing watermelon agua Fresca.
There just isn’t another Mexican place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that is this good and this authentic. Give it a try!