(redirected from Breakfast taco)
Also found in: Thesaurus.


n. pl. ta·cos
A corn tortilla folded around a filling such as ground meat or cheese.

[Mexican Spanish (perhaps originally in tacos de minero, "miner's plugs," tacos made from tortillas wrapped around a simple filling and briefly fried, such tacos being so called because of their resemblance to the explosive charges, consisting of gunpowder in a paper wrapper, that were plugged into the rock face by Mexican silver miners), from Spanish taco, plug, wad; akin to Italian tacco, chock, wedge, perhaps of Germanic origin and akin to Old English staca, stake.]


n, pl -cos
(Cookery) Mexican cookery a tortilla folded into a roll with a filling and usually fried
[from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a snack, a bite to eat]


(ˈtɑ koʊ)

n., pl. -cos.
a usu. crisply fried tortilla folded over and filled, as with seasoned chopped meat, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, and hot sauce.
[1930–35; < Mexican Spanish]


A filled tortilla, usually fried.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taco - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Mexican - a native or inhabitant of Mexico
2.taco - a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
chicken taco - a taco with a chicken filling
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810


[ˈtækəʊ] ntaco m
References in periodicals archive ?
And for Father's Day (June 17), fill your dad's growling belly with a hearty breakfast taco.
He is most likely eating a breakfast taco and wearing a Hawaiian shirt over khaki pants--a casual pairing that serves as a matador-like distraction from the fact that underneath, Terrence Malick is as serious as it gets.
Readers are provided with an opening chapter on Chicago's culinary history titled 'Bear Wars, Old Polish Geezers, Politics and Street Booze including Weird Stuff Behind the Bar in Jars', then goes on to celebrate the corner bakery, cafeteria cuisine (including the famous Blue Plate Special and ethnic sandwiches), and on to recipes that range from Kreplach; Chicken Cacciatore; Pizza Sausage; and Gert's Creamy Coleslaw; to Mama D's Meatball Sandwich; Curried Crab Salad Dip; Jerusalem Salad; Juan's Breakfast Taco with Chorizo, Potato and Egg; and Fiery Pepper Beef in Lettuce Cups.
According to the lawsuit, Bussey became ill with a Salmonella infection after consuming a purchased egg and sausage breakfast taco in Sealy, Texas, on June 25, 2010.
All appear to be easily prepared - and designed to appeal to children (ants on a log, butterfly sandwiches, applesauce waffles, breakfast taco, chicken tenders and more).
Martin sends us a breakfast taco that will wake you up and keep you awake until lunch maybe even dinner.
Celebrating its new breakfast items, Del Taco is encouraging customers to enjoy more flavor in the morning with a free Breakfast Taco Del Carbon with the purchase of any breakfast meal.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop : Diners recommend stopping here in the early hours to try the breakfast taco.
99 and joins Del Taco's Big Fat Breakfast Taco, Steak and Egg Burrito and new Macho Roast coffee as the foundation of Del Taco's delicious breakfast offerings.
The Original Mexican Patio Cafe offers free breakfast taco to guests on May 6.
The Six String Grill provides Brunch every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM featuring Bottomless Mimosas, Fried Chicken and Waffles and Build-Your-Own Breakfast Tacos.
The eager congressman-elect's first day on the job began with breakfast tacos and drama.