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The taco. We've all had one. It doesn't matter where you live. In it's simplest, original form it's a tortilla filled with meat, onion, and cilantro. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity: Los Angeles, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but he introduces you to the people who took a chance, and in some cases, risked everything to bring their own recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into the taquerias across the country and even the world!

Tacocity | Food Stories, Mexican Food & Cooking Taco City Tacos

    • Food
    • 4.8, 45 Ratings

The taco. We've all had one. It doesn't matter where you live. In it's simplest, original form it's a tortilla filled with meat, onion, and cilantro. Host Rob Gokee, a Los Angeles native & author of the book Tacocity: Los Angeles, takes you on a journey of not only taco discovery, but he introduces you to the people who took a chance, and in some cases, risked everything to bring their own recipes & dreams to life. Every episode is a different story, a unique look into the taquerias across the country and even the world!

    Macheen COVID-19 UPDATE

    Macheen COVID-19 UPDATE

    We got to sit down and get an update from Chef Jonathan Perez of Macheen about how he's been affected by the pandemic, and what he's been working on the last few months. Macheen is in the Final Four of LA Taco's annual Taco Madness competition, and there's still time to vote!

    https://www.lataco.com/taco-madness-2020/ You can vote until midnight on Sunday, May 17th, so head over and give Macheen a nod! There's no registration, just a few clicks and you're done! But I suggest you hang around and read some of the amazing stuff LA Taco has been publishing;)

    Our original interview with Macheen is here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tacocity-food-stories-mexican-food-cooking/id1277314149?i=1000430177118

    Macheen on Instagram www.instagram.com/_macheen_

    You can order from Bar Hermanito on their site https://barhermanito.com or call (424) 465-9029
    You can find them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/barhermanito/

    • 18 min
    Farley Elliott of Eater COVID-19 UPDATE

    Farley Elliott of Eater COVID-19 UPDATE

    We sat down again (via phone) with EaterLA's editor Farley Elliott, to talk about the restaurant industry right now, the impact of the virus, and where he sees things going in the new normal we're about to enter.

    If you missed my original interview with Farley, you can find it here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tacocity-food-stories-mexican-food-cooking/id1277314149?i=1000408576565

    You can find Eater's website here https://la.eater.com and if you're looking for articles specifically by Farley, you can find them all here https://la.eater.com/authors/Farley%2520Elliott

    Twitter www.twitter.com/eaterla & www.twitter.com/overoverunder
    Instagram www.instagram.com/eaterla & www.instagram.com/overoverunder

    Follow Tacocity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tacocitypod and Instagram www.instagram.com/tacocitypod

    • 15 min
    Yuca's COVID-19 UPDATE

    Yuca's COVID-19 UPDATE

    This episode, we sit down with Dora from Yuca’s to talk about how the pandemic has affected business, why she added meal kits to her menu, and how she thinks things will be when we get back to normal.

    You can find the original interview with Dora and Yuca’s here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tacocity-food-stories-mexican-food-cooking/id1277314149?i=1000396237557

    Yuca’s Tacos
    2056 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 662-1214
    1075 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 788-7448

    Instagram www.instagram.com/yucasla

    Follow Tacocity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tacocitypod and Instagram www.instagram.com/tacocitypod

    • 11 min
    Gracias Señor COVID-19 UPDATE

    Gracias Señor COVID-19 UPDATE

    This episode, we catch up with Rodolfo Barrientos of Gracias Señor, located in Pacific Palisades, CA. Rodlofo talks about how the current quarantine is affecting his business, and his plans for reopening.

    You can find the original interview with Rodolfo & the origin story of Gracias Señor here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tacocity-food-stories-mexican-food-cooking/id1277314149?i=1000430647424

    Gracias Señor 15120 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

    Instagram www.instagram.com/graciassenor
    Yelp https://www.yelp.com/biz/gracias-señor-pacific-palisades

    Follow Tacocity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tacocitypod and Instagram www.instagram.com/tacocitypod

    • 24 min
    Sky's Gourmet Tacos

    Sky's Gourmet Tacos

    We're back for Season 3! This week, we take a trip to Chicago, the place where Barbara Burrell of Sky's Gourmet Tacos found her love for the taco, and how she opened her two restaurants in Los Angeles, California. Barbara talks about her beginnings in the corporate world, how she started Sky's, and what she's learning about her business during the Covid-19 pandemic and current quarantine.

    Sky's Gourmet Tacos (833) SKY-TACO

    5303 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

    4333 Admiralty Way #001, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

    www.skystacos.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/SkysTacos
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/skystacos

    Much of the history portion of this episode is from the Eater article "How Chicago Became A Mexican Culture Center" https://www.eater.com/a/mofad-city-guides/chicago-mexican-history

    Follow Tacocity on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tacocitypod and Instagram www.instagram.com/tacocitypod

    • 30 min
    Tacocity Season 3 Teaser

    Tacocity Season 3 Teaser

    We're back! Rob lets you know what's in store for season 3, and how all of us can help taqueros during the pandemic. New episode drops Tuesday!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Taco Festival Guy ,

Loving It ... From PHX

I had this podcast in the queue for a while, and am now devouring episodes like carne asada tacos. There's an almost NPR-like quality to this, which is refreshing while you're sitting in Phoenix traffic, which I know, doesn't even compare to the LA variety, but still... I now have my taco hitlist for my next trip to CA thanks to Rob & Tacocity. Nice work!

graciasenor ,

Disclaimer: Will Make You Crave Tacos

Tacocity is much more than a taco podcast . It is a narrative bout the people behind the tacos . If you are a taco lover this is the podcast for you . It sheds more light on the stories behind those tasty tortillas , that fiery salsas you go home and dream bout . This is a podcast for those who not only love the taco but are appreciative of the hands that make them .

ShowMeEyes11 ,

Taco-bout Wonderful!

As a self-proclaimed taco romantic, I have my own personal affection for tacos and the background stories that make them taste all that much more 'sabroso'. One night, out of complete wonderment, I wanted to see if I could find something out there that I could listent to, instead of read, pertaining to tacos. I thought it was silly of me to even think to search for a podcast about tacos. But long and behold, there was TacoCity. Serendipty really.

I was overwhelmed with anxiousness to listen to the podcast, as I didn't know what to expect. But all it took was one listen. Tacocity is a meaningful story-teller of truths, of hard-working people and loyalty to the most complex and simplistic world, of tacos. Imagine a taco where someone made it with passion. Imagine the ingredients prepared with soul. A dash of heart, a dash of loyalty, a dash of respect. That taco sounds amazing, right? That's what Tacocity is. It honors the taco no differently than many hostorical items in the world.

Every episode is a journey. Every episode tells a story. And every episode will make you hungry! Stay and listen for the love, eat because you love, Tacos!

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