Is there a more perfect food than tacos? Not in my book. I’ll give a nod to John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was too busy playing cards to stop and eat a proper dinner (knowing English food, who could blame him?), or the Neapolitan Raffaele Esposito, who supposedly invented pizza to serve to royalty. Queen Margherita anyone? And even to the creator of the hamburger, though the debate rages on as to where and when it was invented (I say by Oscar Weber Bilby on Independence Day 1891 near Tulsa), because it was on a bun rather than on sliced bread and because he served it with homemade root beer to boot. I have no idea who invented the taco, but I can tell you where to get some good ones, and that’s at Dominguez Family Restaurant. The family serves a wide array of ’em—corn, wheat, flat, fried, and rolled tortillas filled with scrumptious fillings from chicken to spicy beef (starting at $1.95). My favorite is the fish taco—succulent tilapia with a hint of spicy smoke from chipotle sauce, a little sweet tang from the onion, the haunting astringency of cilantro, and some lime that makes it—along with rice, beans, guacamole, and pico de gallo—perfect.
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