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Why two tortillas with tacos?

SteveTimko Dec 26, 2009 08:04 AM

If this isn't appropriate for the Mexico board I"m sure it will be moved.
I'm curious, though, as to why tacos come with two tortillas. Is the idea you're actually getting two tacos? Or are they used in some way that I'm not familiar with.

  1. paulj Dec 26, 2009 12:54 PM

    Usually when I've had two, they are small, and only partially overlap. That in effect creates a larger tortilla, and space for a larger amount of meat.

    1. mrbigshotno.1 Dec 26, 2009 12:41 PM

      You are supposed to take the outer one off and use it to wipe the grease off your mouth and chin when you are finished.

      1. thew Dec 26, 2009 08:07 AM

        holds together better

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        1. re: thew
          kubasd Dec 26, 2009 08:12 AM

          since corn tortillas can break easily, the two tortillas ensure that the fillings are contained successfully....

          1. re: kubasd
            EWSflash Dec 26, 2009 08:13 AM


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