A New Show All About Tacos Is Coming to Netflix Today

updated Jul 12, 2019
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: Marcos Castillo/Shutterstock

Has Netflix been reading my mind? Because there’s truly nothing I’d like to watch more than hours and hours on end about tacos. That show, Taco Chronicles, is in Spanish with English subtitles available, and releases Friday, July 12 (that’s today!) to explore the entire world of tacos that exists across Mexico. 

There are not many details out in advance of the show, which from the trailer looks to follow the Chef’s Table-style combination of up-close detailed camera work and in-depth interviews with experts and vendors. “Many of the most popular taco styles have long, rich, little-known histories. Explore some of them in this eye-opening, mouth-watering food adventure,” says the show’s blurb. 

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t hints as to what to expect: my own personal favorite vendor of barbacoa — Barbacoa Renatos — in Mexico City has mentioned they will be on the show, and the tourism board of the state of Sonora has mentioned that their local specialty, carne asada, and capital, Hermosillo, will be featured in the episode. Eater reports that Los Angeles’s Sonoratown restaurant also may make an appearance. Close watchers of the trailer will also notice Mexico City’s favorite late-night al pastor spot in a car repair shop, El Vilsito, make an appearance and a few famous chefs appearing as talking heads.

While the show doesn’t have too many big names attached to it the way Chef’s Table did, it does have some names that media-lovers and taco fans might recognize: Mexican actor/director Diego Luna is involved, and Los Angeles-based food writer Javier Cabral is an associate producer — and if you’ve been following his Instagram for the last few months, you’ve probably gotten a taste for what’s in store on the shows as he traveled around Mexico in search of great tacos and taco stories. 

There’s not much info out prior to the Friday release, but who needs to know what’s coming down the line other than an entire series all about, in the words of My Name is Earl, “the only food shaped like a smile.”