Originally Posted by Piobaire
And then there's Navajo Tacos. Only ever come across those in NM and northern AZ. That's a whole next level of greasy goodness.
I can't help but add another quick story - I was touristing in Guatemala at a regionally well known "market" of sorts, Chichicastenango and some guy had what look like an inverted wok (curved side up) over some hot coals and was throwing meat (uhh, chicken?) on it where it sizzled and cooked and eventually slid down to the lip where it was plucked and dropped into a soft taco of sorts (with some lettuce, tomatoes, and local cheese). I'm a semi-adventurous eater, but 3rd world impromptu taco stands at flea markets is not something that, on paper, I would have thought I'd go for. But it smelled so freakin good, plus a lot of locals were eating them, so I joined in. I made sure I got what was already cooking before I showed up (worried that I might get something special for the gringo) - and It was absolutely delicious.
Only later did my group relate to me that all the locals were grinning at me when I was eating. I have no idea why - was that cat, dog, or something else? Tasted like super fresh (as in killed that morning) chicken. Even eating the veggies (often a no-no for the same reason as the water) didn't affect me. Heck, I'd go back for more now - local grins or not.