According To TasteAtlas, Mexico's Tacos Al Pastor Beat Out Top 100 Foods In The World
According to TasteAltlas, a global culinary website, food experts have ranked Mexico's tacos al pastor #1 out of the Top 100 foods in the world.
On the site's Top 100 Best Rated list, Tacos Al Pastor rated 4.4 stars out of 5 by food experts, the highest rating out of all ranked dishes. Italy's Pizza Napoletana follows in close second place, with Lasagne alla Bolognese coming in third.
Tacos al pastor, which translates to shepherd's style tacos, are uniquely Mexican - with Middle Eastern influence.
Lebanese immigrants to Mexico brought with them the tradition of shawarma, lamb rotisseried on a vertical spit and served in pita bread, which Mexicans adapted to pork served in a tortilla.
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TasteAtlas is "a world atlas of food and drinks." The site has recorded over 10,000 dishes and ingredients from nations around the globe, "the popular, as well as the forgotten tastes and scents of every city and village."