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Here is a picture of 3 Tacos Pioneros in all their Greasy Porky GloryDavid Hammond wrote:You know, I hardly ever include pix in my posts, but I have to say, I would have loved to have seen what these tacos looked like.
Regardless, for the last month I have found myself doing so on a regular basis.In my OP I wrote:They come 3 for 5.99, but I doubt one person could (or should) eat 3 at one sitting.
I wondered about that also. I did find online references to "tacos gringas". I think because it is specifically referring to Anglo girls, the use of gringas is OK. I guess it is a Baja California specialty (hence the somewhat derogatory name). At any rate, I may have been mistaken. El Rey may just call them "gringas" (not tacos gringas), at least that's what I heard a cook call them. I have not had them, but from what I understand, they are closer to a quesadilla consisting of cheese, onions, pork and pineapple between flour tortillas and grilled. I will have to try some gringas for lunch tomorrow.David Hammond wrote:Is it really "tacos gringas"? (Antonius, shouldn't it "tacos gringos," or is there the suggestion that this is for girls, which seems unlikely?). Could this be a candidate for the Menu Misspellings thread?
Yeah, I can see that. My SO doesn't care for the Pioneros either. I am also not a big flour tortilla fan, but in the case of pioneros, I think they work. I like the Pioneros for their junk food quality, in the same way I like sliders. Pork, ham bacon, cheese and grilled onions on flour tortillas, doesn't exactly spell haute cuisine (I do like the idea of grilled onions on tacos though).zim wrote:I tried out the pioneras at el rey. They are an unusal and highly filling plate of tacos, but actually similar to something I make at home for the kids. And much loved by them, lots of gooey cheese, bacon, flour tortilas.
They weren't all that much to my liking though- just am not a fan of the storebought standard flour tortilla
The Tacos Pioneros and the Tacos Gringas were never on the menu. They used to list them on handwritten table cards. If you ask for them, I am pretty sure they will still make them. I ordered some tacos gringas (pork and pineapple) about 2 weeks ago.Lillafury wrote:Has anyone eaten had these delicious tacos recently? I note that an earlier poster mentioned seeing waffles on the menu--no sign of those either.