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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:34 AM

This Map Shows the Taco Geography of Texas



One Texas man has created a humorous new map that shows the “harsh realities” of Tacos in each region of the Lone Star State.

“Extensive research was put into this,” John D. Garcia, the map’s creator, wrote on Facebook.

You’ll notice Garcia outlined some places in Texas where you’re S.O.L. if you want good tacos. There’s a “dead zone” in the southwest, a section in the Panhandle where “you’re screwed,” and a stretch out in East Texas where nobody cares. Everywhere else has its own distinct qualities that you may or may not agree with.

As an Austin resident, I can attest that some of our tacos do indeed have tiny tortillas and can be too expensive, but damn are they delicious.

Read more: http://www.wideopencountry.com/this-map-shows-the-tacos-geography-of-texas/

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TexasTowelie Dec 2015 OP
rusty quoin Dec 2015 #1
TexasTowelie Dec 2015 #4
rusty quoin Dec 2015 #8
Warpy Dec 2015 #2
Binkie The Clown Dec 2015 #3
lob1 Dec 2015 #5
Binkie The Clown Dec 2015 #6
They_Live Dec 2015 #7
TexasTowelie Dec 2015 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:47 AM

1. What is "Nobody Cares"?

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 04:08 AM

4. Nobody cares

is the part of Texas where it is difficult to find any decent Mexican food (other than a few franchises) due to a relatively low population of Hispanics. I was on the borderline a couple of years ago when I lived in Brenham, but I'm in chile relleno territory now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 02:54 AM

8. You have to think that they are encompassed by good food and they cannot win.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:48 AM

2. Dunno, there's a place outside Amarillo on I-40 where I always stop for fajitas

I always know when I'm getting close because I can smell the garlic for miles. Then there's Chico's Tacos over in the "way too Mexican" part of the state in El Paso.

Otherwise, yeah.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 03:51 AM

3. The best tacos I ever had was 40+ years ago at "Taco John's" in Sterling CO.

I haven't been back there in at least 40 years so I don't even know if the place still exists.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 05:23 AM

5. Taco John was publicly humiliated when they found out he

actually preferred cheese enchiladas.

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Response to lob1 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:32 PM

6. hehe. After I posted I went to Google maps and found it.

It's in a different place, and with a newer, larger building, and probably under different management, but after 40 years there is still a Taco John's in Sterling, Colorado. But I don't think I'm going to drive a thousand miles for a taco.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 10:28 PM

7. That map is so negative.

Where's the good news? I am able to find delicious food almost everywhere.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 07:42 AM

9. The part of south Texas that is lopped off

was rated as "Legendary". Being from that area I will agree. I made some killer fajitas in my time and also made some great classic tacos.

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