Taco Chronicles

The BEST episodes of Taco Chronicles

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

An eye-opening, mouth-watering exploration through the long, rich history of the world's best tacos.

Last Updated: 5/23/2022Network: Netflix
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Cochinita
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8.06
17 votes

#1 - Cochinita

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/2020

The cochinita pibil is a Mayan pit-roasted pork delicacy, passed down over the centuries and preserved, even after colonization, like a sacred ritual.

Suadero
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7.94
17 votes

#2 - Suadero

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/15/2020

Urban and nocturnal, the suadero taco is the perfect hangover cure. It's the Mexican cousin to American beef brisket, but with more spice and bite.

Asada
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7.88
17 votes

#3 - Asada

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/2019

From Tijuana to Hermosillo to Sonora to Downtown LA, carne asada reigns supreme. But the most flavorful meat is nothing without the perfect tortilla.

Barbacoa
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7.82
17 votes

#4 - Barbacoa

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2019

Every time barbacoa is prepared, it starts in the same place: a big hole in the ground. It doesn’t get much more humble -- or delicious -- than that.

Burrito
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7.71
14 votes

#5 - Burrito

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/15/2020

The convenience of the burrito — a good-sized flour tortilla tucked in at both ends so nothing wrapped inside spills — is from Mexico's northern states.

Canasta
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7.70
23 votes

#6 - Canasta

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/12/2019

No matter the filling, canasta tacos are truly beloved. Get to know this street-food favorite and one of its most dynamic purveyors: Lady Basket Tacos.

Guisado
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7.61
18 votes

#7 - Guisado

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2019

With guisados tacos, it’s not just the meat -- it’s the stew. We visit with some of the most notable "stew taco" cooks in both Mexico and Los Angeles.

Pastor
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7.58
24 votes

#8 - Pastor

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/12/2019

Savory, pork-based al pastor tacos are a street-food staple of Mexico City. But they actually have origins that stem back to ancient Asia Minor.

Carnitas
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7.38
24 votes

#9 - Carnitas

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/12/2019

If you like tacos, you likely know carnitas. But did you know its roots go back to the Aztecs? Take a trip to Michoacán, the world’s carnitas capital.

Pescado
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7.29
14 votes

#10 - Pescado

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/15/2020

The best fish tacos come from the Mexican Pacific coast, with a nod to Japan for the crispy, tempura-like breading and emphasis on freshness.

Birria
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6.83
12 votes

#11 - Birria

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/15/2020

To dunk or not to dunk? To spoon or not to spoon? The crucial aspect of the birria taco is its broth, a sumptuous blend of goat meat juices and spices.

Cabrito
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6.73
15 votes

#12 - Cabrito

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/15/2020

The cabrito, or kid taco, springs from a goat herding tradition that can be traced to Iran and Lebanon. It's now become emblematic of northern Mexico.

American Taco
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5.71
14 votes

#13 - American Taco

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/2020

The American taco is, of course, an import — but much changed after assimilation! Distinguished by its hard or puffy shell, it's still delicious.

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