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The stories and experiences told by the host Isidro Salas, who has personally spent more than 10,000 hours not just making, but more importantly, eating tacos. The taco truck that produced a whole bunch of tacos in the 80s and 90s in a little busy corner of East San Jose. A truck ran by immigrants from Mexico who, along with their children, were part of a growing movement to sell as many tacos as they could - not just survive but also to to be a part of the American Dream.

10,000 TACOS‪®‬ Isidro Salas

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

The stories and experiences told by the host Isidro Salas, who has personally spent more than 10,000 hours not just making, but more importantly, eating tacos. The taco truck that produced a whole bunch of tacos in the 80s and 90s in a little busy corner of East San Jose. A truck ran by immigrants from Mexico who, along with their children, were part of a growing movement to sell as many tacos as they could - not just survive but also to to be a part of the American Dream.

    Neighbor HOOD Watch

    Neighbor HOOD Watch

    Growing up in East San Jose, hearing the phrase "Neighborhood Watch" had a different meaning. It meant watching out for one another. Yet in some cases, it meant watching out for the cops.

    Today on the show, we take you back to my college days when a FACO commented why he thought crime was high in the area where I grew up.

    But more importantly, we end with why I think tacos come with two tortillas!

    • 13 min
    International Taco Council Announcement

    International Taco Council Announcement

    Welcome to 10,000 TACOS and welcome to a very special episode.

    It is a privilege for our podcast to be a part of announcing the following:

    People of the World,
    It’s with great honor to introduce Diana Medina and Eddie Vega as they help usher in a new era.

    Without further due, welcome to the future of TACOS!

    And welcome to the announcement of the International Taco Council and a discussion on Clubhouse.

    • 52 min
    Soft-shell Fallacy

    Soft-shell Fallacy

    What do we mean by a soft-shell fallacy? It’s a phrase used to describe tortillas and therefor tacos. And for many years it’s gone unchecked.

    Today on the show we give you our take as to why it’s a fallacy. Soft and shell are two contradicting terms. Yet not much is made of it.

    Simply put, tortillas are called tortillas and tacos are called tacos. There is really no need for translation.

    • 13 min
    Nixtamalization - A panel discussion on Clubhouse

    Nixtamalization - A panel discussion on Clubhouse

    Today’s episode brings you a panel discussion originally recorded on Clubhouse (social audio app).

    Please share and check out the panelists to get more info on this very special topic.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Burrito Loyal

    Burrito Loyal

    Today on the show, I want to tell you about when my (older) brother stepped in and corrected a mistake I was about to make. A possible mistake as it came to serving our customers burritos made the correct way.

    I also tell you how that lesson came to help me many years later, as I made burritos for my wife.

    And how on the day our TAQUERO was set free to rest eternally; this brother showed me why he is my hero!

    • 21 min
    No Mo'e California Snow

    No Mo'e California Snow

    In this bonus episode, we update you on our move to Colorado.

    I also come to this moment in my podcast journey to see what my "WHY" is.

    I'm passionate about tacos and the culture. But what I'm more passionate about is the word TAQUERO.

    I believe the word TAQUERO should be elevated to that of Executive Chef. No disrespect, but I feel a taquero is more than just a taquero.

    Join us on this bonus episode and find out why I am super stoked.


    Thanks again for your support!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

PPGWannaBe ,

Wonderful

The stories have made me cry and laugh and make me feel connected to my culture, my past and my family. Well done.

JoKohn ,

Falling in Love with this Podcast

With each new episode, I’m getting more and more attached to Isidro, his family stories, and what he has to say. This is a solid guy with great teachings. Everyone should listen and see what nugget they can pull out and apply to their own life situation. And everyone should listen with an open heart and learn about someone from a different walk of life. Keep it rollin! Muchas gracias!

Cleo and Lily ,

Great short stories!

Isidro’s podcast is full of short stories about life. Listening to him makes me laugh and also want to cry. You can tell he works hard on what to include. I listen on the way to work and it helps me start my day. A must listen - you don’t be disappointed!

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