The word taco is the Mexican equivalent of the English word sandwich. The tortilla, which is made of corn or wheat, is wrapped or folded around a filling that is generally made of spiced proteins such as beef, pork or fish.
According to National Taco Day.com, Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos in 2012.
In honor of this delectable meal, here's a look at five places in Dearborn that serve tacos on the menu.
1. Frida Mexican Cuisine
Frida Mexican Cuisine, located at 22053 Michigan Ave., offers $1 tacos and discounted margaritas from 4 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday.
2. Mexican Fiesta
Mexican Fiesta, located at 24310 Ford Road in Dearborn Heights, offers a wide selection of tacos. Dinners include three corn or flour tortilla tacos, deep-fried or soft, stuffed with beef or chicken plus lettuce and salsa. The menu is available online.
3. Fuego Mexican Grill
Fuego Mexican Grill, located at 7040 Schaefer Road in Dearborn, offers tacos for $2.50 ala carte, or taco combo meals starting at $5.50. Check out the menu at http://www.fuegogrilldetroit.com/.
4. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is a good choice for anyone craving Mexican food on the go. Check out the restaurant's locations in Dearborn at 7120 Schaefer Road, 8956 W. Warren Ave., and 25120 Michigan Ave.
5. Elena's Mexican Carryout
Elena's Mexican Carryout, located at 24142 Michigan Ave., makes everything from scratch, right down to the salsa. On Mondays, the restaurant offers $1 deep fried beef tacos. For a menu, call 313-768-5211.