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Tongue in Tacos?

Bashful3 Jan 3, 2014 03:15 AM

Where can I find this in Philly? Can't remember the Spanish words for
it; had it once, to die for, in Durham, North Carolina.

  1. Chinon00 Jan 3, 2014 07:14 PM

    The only question is will you be tasting your taco or will your taco be tasting you?;]

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      fourunder Jan 3, 2014 09:58 AM

      There's a place called George's, if not mistaken, a sandwich shop famous for their (Non-Cheesesteak) Offal offerings, e.g. Tripe. They may have it, but in bread.

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      1. re: fourunder
        barryg Jan 3, 2014 10:12 AM

        They dont have tongue AFAIK but you can get it cold, deli-style as a sandwich at Famous Fourth St. Tastes pretty different from the Mexican taco style prep, though.

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          fourunder Jan 3, 2014 10:25 AM

          thanks...I'm from North Jersey, but it 's a place to go on my short list...

          1. re: fourunder
            barryg Jan 3, 2014 11:09 AM

            George's or Famous? Famous is a good deli but not better than what you can get in North Jersey or NYC.

            George's tripe sandwich is good, but he divulged in an interview that all he does in slow cook tripe in canned tomato sauce. Of course on the good bread it's greater than the sum of its parts. Le Virtu on Passyunk Ave has a similar dish, tender tripe in tomato sauce served with grilled bread and a little cheese. Really excellent and it's a great restaurant in general. If I was visiting, I would get a sandwich from Paesano's instead of George's, then go to Le Virtu for dinner and get the tripe there.

            1. re: barryg
              fourunder Jan 3, 2014 12:43 PM

              Thanks for the insight and heads up on Le Birtu.....I think I saw George's on a Andrew Zimmerman episode. It looked interesting....and Paesano's is my nephew's favorite Italian hero....or is it grinder down there. What's your take on Tacconelli's?

              1. re: fourunder
                barryg Jan 3, 2014 01:12 PM

                They are called hoagies.

                Since you asked, I think taconellis is extremely overrated. I do like the crust but that's about the only positive thing I can say about it. There are much better pizzas around these days, my favorites being pizzeria beddia, nomad (neopolitan style) and Pizza Brain.

                Many people are still very local to Tacs though.

          2. re: barryg
            mscoffee1 Jan 3, 2014 10:15 PM

            I was at George's about a month ago and they had sign for a T and T (Tongue and Tripe) sandwich.

        2. bluehensfan Jan 3, 2014 09:29 AM

          Heck they even have that in Hockessin, DE at two places!

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            Cnote11 Jan 3, 2014 09:10 AM

            A LOT of places have them, actually. Check out this yelp search!


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              cpski Jan 3, 2014 07:03 AM

              They have them at Taqueria Feliz in Manayunk
              They were delicious.
              Here is the menu http://www.taqueriafeliz.com/assets/t...

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                Philly Ray Jan 3, 2014 06:56 AM

                Los Taquitos de Puebla on 9th between Federal & Ellsworth.

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                  barryg Jan 3, 2014 03:59 AM

                  Pretty much every tacqueria has them. Also some of the upscale Mexican places like Distrito.

                  1. ttoommyy Jan 3, 2014 03:44 AM

                    The word is lengua. Don't know a lot about Philly, but a quick google search yielded this:


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