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Tacos are without a doubt one of the best foods on the planet. It doesn’t matter where you're from, there's just something about the combination of savory filling, fresh vegetables, tangy salsa, and creamy guacamole or sour cream to top it all off. While we already know you love tacos (or at least we hope you do) since they're one of the best selling items on the menu at our Ormond Beach Mexican restaurant, let's talk about why you should love them even more than you already do. 

They're Versatile  - Tacos are extremely versatile. You can have them almost any way you want. Hard shell, soft shell, corn tortillas, flour tortillas, meat, beans, whatever. Tacos come in almost every shape and size, and whether you're looking for an authentic taco with carnitas or a Tex Mex special with ground beef and shredded cheese, they're also a sure-thing to satisfy your craving for Mexican cuisine goodness. And, with tasty fillings like beans, they're a sure thing, even for vegetarians. Plus, from breakfast tacos to meat laden indulgences, tacos satisfy just about every craving. 

They're Easy to Customize – No matter what you do or do not like, tacos are pretty accommodating. Don't like guacamole? No problem. Allergic to chile? Just leave it off. Tacos are composed of numerous complementary ingredients, but they still taste good when you take some of them off, or add even more flavorful goodness on. 

There are So Many Fillings – We all know the classic Tex Mex hard shell taco with ground beef and shredded cheese, but tacos have so much more to offer. In fact, you just have to take a quick peek at our menu (here) to see how many there are. 

Carnitas – Carnitas are shredded meats, slow cooked to perfection, and then served with soft tortillas for tacos. 

Flautas – Everyone loves these golden, fried rolled tacos, although not everyone knows they're tacos. Flautas, also known as taquitos, are filled with carnitas, ground beef, or just cheese, and served with garnishes like sour cream, guacamole, or salsa. 

Carne Asada – Carne Asada is famous for it's marinated, charred flavor, but carne asada tacos are one of the best things you'll ever have on a tortilla. 

Ground Beef – It's impossible to skip this classic Tex Mex favorite, and even though we specialize in serving authentic Mexican food, we also offer great Tex Mex tacos. These tacos are topped with shredded cheese and your choice of vegetables and sauces including salsa, pico de gallo, or guacamole. 

Queso – Everyone loves queso, but not everyone knows it's traditionally served on tacos. We do, and we serve queso tacos four ways so you can enjoy no matter what your taste preference. 

Fish – Tacos de Pescado are underappreciated, but for the seafood lovers, they are quite possibly one of the best tacos out there. Tacos de Pescado feature soft, fried fish seasoned and cooked to perfection, and then served with your choice of tortillas, fresh lettuce, pico de gallo, and a creamy sauce. 

Garnishes
If you're talking tacos, you can't forget the garnishes. From salsa to pico de gallo to fresh guacamole, the toppings are as much a part of the taco as the meat or beans, and just as much of the fun. Tacos come with cheese, fresh thinly sliced lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime, plus a range of condiments made up fresh in the kitchen. 

Social Fun
There's nothing quite like breaking into a taco platter with friends to encourage a good time. Whether you're just enjoying the tacos, or indulging in the bar at the same time, tacos are delicious, easy to share, and great for just about any occasion. 

Unknown to many, tacos are one of the oldest American foods, with some anthropologists showing that indigenous cultures in Mexico ate tacos with small fish well before the Spanish arrived. That means people have been making and enjoying tacos for well over 500 years! No wonder we love them. 

If you're looking for a taste of authentic Mexican food in Ormond Beach, and in the mood for some tacos, stop by Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina and we'll make you a fresh taco plate like the one pictured above.