a Mexican dish consisting of a fried and folded or rolled tortilla filled with chopped meat, shredded lettuce, etc.
Origin of tacoAmerican Spanish ; from Spanish a plug, wadding, light lunch
A corn tortilla folded around a filling such as ground meat or cheese.
Origin of tacoAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, plug, wad of bank notes.
hard (left) and soft (right) tacos
From Mexican Spanish taco (“light lunch", literally, "stopple, plug, wad").