Galsburg – National Taco Day has come and gone, but every day is good for tacos, right?
Monday was National Taco Day, and national and regional taco chains called it a feast for taco lovers with free or special tacos. But we asked Gilesberg Foods and The Register Mail’s Facebook followers to make a list of their favorite Gilesburg tacos. Also, we asked what makes a good taco: hard or soft shell, and what are the ingredients?
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According to the Knitted Food Holiday website, NationalTacoDay.com.Americans ate more than 4.5 billion tacos last year, an estimated 490,000 miles. The site says the word for taco is the same as the Mexican word for sandwich. The tortilla, made of corn or wheat, is wrapped or folded around the filling, and is usually made of a spicy protein: beef, pork, or fish.
But who needs tacos?
Fortunately, Galsburg has its fair share of standard Mexican restaurants. Then there are other restaurants serving tacos, some with a unique or ethnic theme.
Many online food sites rank Mexican restaurants in Gilesburg.
According to a Tripadvisor poll, the best Mexican restaurants in Gilesburg are:
According to a Yelp survey, the best Mexican restaurants in Gilesburg are:
I know that like other foods there may be such a thing as bad tacos, but I enjoy them regularly at various places in town, including most of the ones mentioned above. You can’t go wrong. Jalisco.And Rancheretto. And Hooded taco.. I like to order the ‘Mexican-style’ taco at the Granja, which means not cheese, but lots of onions and red peppers.
I tried Cantineta Last week and for the first time, I really enjoyed Inquired Chicken Tacos. Lots of onions, lots of red peppers, green hot sauce, and homemade chipotle sauce, the tacos were a real treat.
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And korean restaurant Adds a unique twist to tacos. It is available in beef bulgogi (my favorite), spicy pork or tofu.
I also enjoy good fish tacos, and Iron Spike and Landmark make some of the best I’ve had.
When our readers were asked about their favorite Galesburg tacos, he said:
Secondary thing: Taco hideout for us. Beef, white cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and taco sauce. I am
Michael Teddy: When I lived in Gallesburg, or when I was going, I loved the Hideout Taco. I love the hard or soft tacos with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and sauce. At home, add onions and peppers.
Steve Morris: Taco Hyde Taco Specials! It can’t be beat!
Diana’s year: Jalisco Galesburg – Hisanda Jalisco.
Julian Russell: Jalisco Way Hideout.
Beth Hutton: La cantanita, soft crust, steak, onions, cilantro and lemon!
Linda Lowe: Soft crust with taco hide out, lettuce, tomato and cheese.
Randy filler beam: Five fried flour tacos with side onions from Hideout Tacos. I don’t even take the list. I already know that!
Brandi Nicole: I like the bunker too.
Shri Shi’a: Cielitos every Tuesday. Hard corn husk.
Mary McGill Rice: Brescia Tacos de Gilesco Gilesburg – Hesinda Jalsko!
Alice McGanley MacLeod: Barria Taco de Jalisco Gilesburg is amazing!!!
Cindy Beekman Andrews: The flour balls under the Hideout Taco are awesome!
Basic brick chalk: Red pepper and onion!! I love your taco at LaCantinita!!
Joey Palermo: No cantineta like Christmas Eve every time I order! Their tacos are exactly the food contender for 26th Street St Chicago, Mexico… Glad I found our taco home in Galesburg.
Tessa Jones: Wish La Cantina Tacos! The corn husk is perfect for my gluten free needs. It’s simple, fresh and best of all – authentic. A creamy chipotle sauce adds a bit of warmth, but the flavor is bursting. I always wet the chicken taco because it’s so good. The cheese pieces on top tie it all together. I am!
USA Today contributed to this article.