-Eating like a Mayan King in the Windy City
A while back there was a local alderman on twitter who asked if there were any Tijuana style tacos to be found in Chicago. I replied that no there was almost certainly not any and then someone else replied to me asking how I could know for sure when there's so many taco spots around town. I explained that while it's possible a new place had opened I hadn't seen any personally and while I haven't visited every taco spot in town I've gone to the majority and I'm always looking out for new options including the popular style in Los Angeles that's been given the description "Tijuana style". This is used to describe tacos filled with smoky carne asada and thinly sliced adobada which is what they call al pastor in Baja. But what really makes this style "Estilo Tijuana" is the dollop of bright green avocado salsa that comes standard on each taco. I don't recall personally seeing the practice of painting tacos green when I was down in Tijuana but it's been popular in LA for a while now.
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