6 Tips for Making the Best Tacos Ever

Let’s Taco Bout It…

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Photo: Cooking With Cocktail Rings

1. Get Proper Tortillas

Just like how the backbone of a great sandwich is the bread, the key to top notch tacos are the tortillas. Seek out the best tortillas in your area (a google search for a “tortilla factory” may surprise you) or go online.

2. Soften Up The Tortillas

Place your tortillas in a skillet for 30 seconds a side to warm them through so they are pliable and keep your tacos hotter for longer.

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Photo: Spanish Food Blog

3. Double Stack

There’s a reason you see your local taco truck double stack tortillas, it holds everything together and prevents ingredients from falling through in the event of a tear.

Mole Chicken Tacos Recipe

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Mole Chicken Tacos | Taco Truck Mantry


Hernán Mole Poblano
3 Lbs. Chicken Thighs and Legs
Pernicious Pickling Co. Pickled Red Onions
Radish (Sliced Thin)
8 6" flour tortillas, warmed


1. Cover chicken pieces with water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook until chicken is done, about 25 minutes. Remove chicken and pull meat from bone.
2. In a medium sauce pan, add jar of mole paste to one cup broth or water, stir and simmer over low to medium heat until fully blended for 2–4 minutes.
3. Add chicken and simmer with sauce for 2–4 minutes.
4. Fill tortillas with mole, top with pickled onions, radish and serve with a cold beer!

4. Add Something Pickled

Here’s an awesome tip from Chef & MasterChef Judge Aarón Sánchez :

“Pump up the flavor with something pickled. Sánchez pickles anything he has in the kitchen, from Swiss chard stems to cactus to ramps. He uses their bright flavor to cut through the richness of the meat.”

-Chef Aarón Sánchez

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Photo: Simply Recipes

5. Consider The Guac Spread

Spreading guacamole across the base of the taco holds the topping in place and evenly distributes the guac into every bite.

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Photo: Williams Sonoma

6. Tacos Need Crunch

Shredded Cabbage, Sliced Radish, crisp white onion. A good taco is a symphony of textures, make sure you don’t leave out the crunch!

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