Chico’s Tacos Named One of 10 Best Places to Get Your Taco Fix On
Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez is singing the praises of Chico's Tacos again.
The Food Network star and taco aficionado was asked to share his favorite "places to get your taco fix on" by USA TODAY and took the opportunity to give the legendary rolled tacos the following national shout out:
El Paso, Texas
An El Paso native, Sánchez remembers coming to this classic spot with his family as a child, and eating crunchy beef tacos topped with tomato jalapeno salsa. “They’re kind of like flautas made with ground beef, rolled and fried. The cheap cheese just makes it. It’s one of those things that’s hard to describe why it’s so tasty, but it is,” he says."
Aaron’s love for the non-traditional tacos is no secret. Last September, he spent the day getting some of that "cheap cheese" on his chin at the Chico’s on George Dieter while filming a segment on its tacos for the Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip.
In a 2009 episode of Food Network’s ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate – With My Hands,’ Sanchez named Chico's as the best thing, referring to them as the “most unattractive, but most wonderful” taco he’s ever had.
The mesquite-smoked brisket taco at Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ in Austin was the only other Texas taco to make Aaron's 10 Best USA TODAY list.