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Puffy Tacos in Clearwater/Tampa Area?

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Tippi Aug 12, 2008 03:06 PM

Anyone know where I can dine on Puffy Tacos here? I've watched on the food channel several places make them...I'd love to go try some Puffy Tacos.

Thanks for your help.

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    abaesel Aug 12, 2008 04:36 PM

    What in heavens name are puffy tacos????

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      abaesel Aug 12, 2008 04:41 PM

      I just went and googled puffy tacos...so at least I know what they are now...I found a website talking about a place in Whittier California where I'm going in a week...Arturo's...will have to try them out there until we find a place in Florida.

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        Miss E Aug 12, 2008 07:08 PM

        Mema's Alaskan Tacos in Ybor might...

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          Tippi Aug 14, 2008 05:33 AM

          Do you know for certain????

          I really want to try some Puffy Tacos...

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            rhnault Aug 14, 2008 06:11 AM

            give them a call
            1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL - (813) 242-8226‎

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          KiltedCook Sep 10, 2008 12:52 PM

          Puffy Tacos are a Texas phenomena. I doubt there are a dozen people here on "The Other West Coast" who know what they are or have eaten them. I have.

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            EmmaToo Sep 10, 2008 05:07 PM

            Or how about some really great Tex Mex? That would be nice.

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              aynrandgirl Sep 10, 2008 07:39 PM

              That would be nice, but I haven't found such anywhere in Florida.

          2. jjb75 Sep 10, 2008 09:25 PM

            Puffy tacos are a San Antonio thing. Let us know if you find 'em!

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              yeah yeah Sep 16, 2008 09:38 AM

              I'm not sure what you mean exactly.
              Mema's shell is great. It's actually by far the best part of their tacos. As far as I can tell it's just a deep fried flour tortilla as opposed to the usual fried corn tortilla you might be used to. Imagine the edible bowl of a taco salad.
              Or do you mean a gordita which is also kind of puffy? It's more of a flat bread than a tortilla.

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                Mild Bill Sep 16, 2008 02:34 PM

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYXaGB...

                Watch it with the sound off--- so'z to protect your IQ from the... the... what was I saying?

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