No, Kansas City Is Not the Taco Capital of America

No, Kansas City Is Not the Taco Capital of America

kansas-city-taco-capitolEarlier this week, Forbes named Kansas City, Kansas, as the “true taco capital of the United States.” The story cited the Midwestern city’s fifty-plus taco spots and its vibrant Mexican American community. I love Kansas City—both of them. The region has a longtime Mexican presence. It’s where vaqueros drove cattle while teaching American cowboys how to do their jobs, as the folk song “El Corrido de Kiansas” chronicles. It’s also home to the Parmesan-topped Kansas City–style crispy taco, whose rich history I detailed in 2019. There’s no doubt that both KCs are excellent, important taco towns. Still, to declare one of them the nation’s taco capital is laughable. If the title is based on sheer numbers, well—there are neighborhoods in Texas cities that have more…View Original Post

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