So, how many calories are in a street taco?
A street taco is between 150 and 200 calories. Who cares? That’s not a problem at all. And it’s nothing to worry about either.
I’m learning from my friend Matt that he is a little worried about the number of calories in his tacos. He wants to eat more tacos than he has ever eaten before! And that’s a great thing for him because we all know how good tacos can be for you! Our tacos are the best you’ll ever eat!
This is what we mean by our food being the best you’ll ever eat: A taco is not just something you eat because you want to – it’s also what makes us happy. The same goes for your food and your happiness. It’s really as simple as that.
Like I said, Taco Tuesday isn’t just any ordinary day – it’s the day on which we celebrate our favourite taco! So, this week I’m going to share with you the calorie count of one of our most popular street-tacos – the crispy beef taco at only 130 calories! Cheers Matt!!
The Authentic Mexican Taco
What is a street taco?
Why is it called a taco?
Is it really a street taco?
Are street tacos made on the sidewalk?
What are the calories in a street taco?
Why are they so spicy?
Why are they served with salsa and not sour cream or cheese or guacamole?
And is there anything wrong with eating two of them while waiting for a bus or at the airport or something?
The Americanized Taco
This is an example of how truly ‘low-down’ I can get. I’ll usually be in a restaurant having lunch with a friend and we’re talking about food, and a fellow diner approaches us and asks what we like to eat. He wants to know if we like tacos, so I ask if he has been to the west coast. “Oh yeah,” he says, “I’ve had lots of taco’s on the west coast.” So I ask him if he likes them with sour cream or cheese on them, or what? And then before I can even finish my question, he says without hesitation that he doesn’t like tacos with sour cream or cheese on them!
This guy obviously has no idea how much calories are in a street taco. An authentic street taco is think about as a small corn tortilla filled with meat, onions and cilantro. They’re served up with salsa on the side so you can pick how spicy you want it. But they don’t usually have sour cream or cheese or guacamole (even though some places will add those). One street taco is between 150 and 200 calories…
I’m sure this guy will be happy to learn that Taco Bell has it right: The Doritos Loco Taco features pepper jack cheese, jalapeno slices instead of onions and tomatoes instead of cilantro. It’s just $1 more than the Street Taco at $3.59!
“A street taco is about 150 or 200 calories, with a lot of fat. Some people go for street tacos because they’re cheap and easy to make. But if you have the time and money, you can be very healthy by eating real food like tacos.”