These Tacos Are Making Me Thirsty

yup, those taco shells are fried

So, I went to Mexico City.  And I survived.  And it all happened in Denver.  Allow me to explain:

Mexico City is a Mexican restaurant in downtown Denver.  They’re famous for their……FRIED TACOS.  Don’t believe me? Check out their aptly named website.

The tacos are fried with the cheese embedded in the fried taco shell.  In the taco: steak, lettuce, tomato and avocado (a nice touch).  The issue with melting the cheese to the fried taco shell is that the distribution of the cheese is somewhat uneven.

Some bites provide cheesy, delicious explosions, while others are dominated by the steak and other toppings.  This is why one member of our group exclaimed, “That’s why I order four—to maximize the amount of opportunities for a fried taco/cheese explosion party in my mouth.”


My introduction to the fried taco was both adventurous and delightful.

It also prompted me to ask ES readers: what foods, that seemingly have no business being fried, have you eaten fried?

Since everything fried seems pretty natural to me, my list is small: tacos, Snickers.

Anyone else have any other good ones?

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  • gwyn August 24, 2009  

    Pickles. Deep fried pickles are insanely good. Especially kosher ones.

  • tubbytele August 26, 2009  

    @gwynn you stole the words from my mouth – my very hungry mouth!

  • gansie August 26, 2009  

    im not even kidding, i actually thought, wow, a breaded and fried potato chip would be awesome.

    oh, wait–chips are fried. i have problems.

    me want more frying!

  • Nick August 26, 2009  

    I was watching Paula’s party last weekend (Do not judge me.) and she was frying everything New York City.

    She fried a bagel. And the stuff you put on a bagel. Like capers. Turns out that fried capers can explode. Who knew?

  • gansie August 26, 2009  

    fried lox could be like the jew alternative to fish and chips!

  • BS August 26, 2009  

    OMG genius. How about cream cheese, lox, tomato, wrapped in dough and deep-fried.

  • Hickey August 26, 2009  

    That just delicious…my mouth is water!

  • Nee Nee August 26, 2009  

    Plugs for the Mile High today! As health-conscious as we are, we love us some fried food. Tocabe – An American Indian Eatery sells the yummiest stuffed indian tacos. Think about it…taco ingredients stuffed in/wrapped around fry bread and DEEP FRIED! Then you smother it with your choice of at least 6 salsas and chilis (the hominy/cranberry is soooo good.) It’s run by a recent DU grad who wanted to open a restaurant as a tribute his native Osage heritage. Best of all, their monicker is “No Reservations Allowed.” Get it!?

    Most heinous fried thing I’ve eaten = fried whole peanuts from South Carolina, shell included. A fried peanut shell tastes like a fried hay bale, or so I would imagine.

  • Maids August 26, 2009  

    @Nee Nee – oh my god, those fried peanuts! Seriously puke worthy! Just thought of how bad they tasted and puked a little in my mouth.

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