The only reason I ever thought hard taco shell = taco is that the Ortega kit was the only kind of tacos I ever had until my mid-20's. We didn't even have a taco bell nearby growing up.hard tacos are just an attempt to have an organized plate of nachos so just eat nachos
I had decent Mexican food in . . . Celle, GermanyWe had tacos and some bastardized Tex-Mex when I was growing up. My dad did his hitch in the air force in San Antonio and developed a taste for it. My mom, who was used to making a mix of German and American food, did her best. Let's just say the results were interesting at best.
Never had tacos until I was a young adult about 19. I think I ate at a Mexican restaurant for the first time in San Francisco when I had them. I liked them immediately.
My mom and dad say the same thing about SF giants games, and how they could go to the game, eat, and still have money left over with 2 bucks or something to that effect.The Detroit area never really had a big Hispanic population (even now, it's still a relatively small minority) but he and his buddy would take the streetcar down to baseball games at Tiger Stadium (it was Briggs Stadium at the time) and they new a stop where they could get off and buy tamales and tacos and chiles from a vendor and still have enough money for tickets to the game. I'm sure my dad would say they left the house with $0.40 and that was enough to pay their streetcar fare, buy their food and tickets, and still have money to get home.