Tacos. Did you know its been over 100 years since the first mention of the taco in the United States? I know, like you I thought that the taco has always been with us. The Mexican culture have been using tortillas around meats and eating them all the way to the ancient Aztecs. However, the food from Mexico didn’t start arriving in the United States until the refugees brought it with them during the Mexican Revolution.
When these refugees arrived in the 1880’s wanted to eat the food of their homeland. First, it was at home and then it started to get sold in Mexican restaurants. We started to see this happen in Southern California about the 1920’s as taquitos.
With out a long dissertation on the history of Mexico, immigration and food, it’s safe to say that the influence of the coast line and the bounty of fish. I applaud those people who had a quest to top thier tacos with something that would compliment so well.
This slaw is not just great with tacos. I have found that this slaw is perfect with spiced rubbed chicken (polo) or steak (carne asada)