In 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.” It is the first historical reference to tacos.
Today, tacos are enjoyed all over the world. Find a great taco truck or invite your friends over for make-your-own tacos and celebrate National Taco Day!
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