United Tacos of America on El Rey Network: It’s all about the tortillas in New York City

United Tacos Of America from El Rey Network, photo courtesy El Rey Network
United Tacos Of America from El Rey Network, photo courtesy El Rey Network /

El Rey Network’s new docu-travel series United Tacos of America takes viewers and foodies on a journey to find the best tasting tacos in the states!

Have you ever wanted to know where to find the most delicious tacos anywhere and everywhere you go? Yeah, same! Developed by Tao Journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece (who truly have the best job in the world), El Rey Network’s is bringing hungry foodies across the nation United Tacos of America. 

The docu-travel series will take us taco-lovers to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other hot spots. If you are wondering if their taco-judgement be trusted? Rayo and Neece have two bestselling books, “Austin Breakfast Tacos” and “Tacos of Texas,” so rest assured they know what they are talking about as they are the best in the taco business.

United Tacos of America premiered earlier last month on Oct. 15, but still has several episodes to air — the next one coming up tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 5 only on the El Rey Network. This week’s episode takes us New York City! Yes, there’s more than pizza and bagels at NYC. Allow Rayo and Neece to educate you on the tacos NYC has to offer.

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Each episode focuses on a part of the taco. Because, as any taco fan knows, there’s a lot that goes into putting together the most delicious taco. In NY, Rayo and Neece visit Nixtamal Tortilleria in Queens and local chef Gustavo Rodriguez of Casa Publica. This episode centers on corn tortillas. Sure, it’s all about the meat and if it’s cooked to your liking, but many are quick to dismiss the quality of the tortilla, and that’s a huge no-no.

Viewers will get a lesson on how to make tortillas, but, having watched the episode, I can say there’s a deeper, more nostalgic feel to these particular scenes. Specifically if you are hispanic and grew up watching your mother or grandmother making handmade tortillas, you’ll almost smell the tortilla dough through the screen!

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You’ll also find yourself nodding along to tips such as, “use a plastic grocery bag so the dough doesn’t stick.” Yup, I remember that one! Whether you cook or not, you’ll definitely want to create some tacos after this segment.

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Besides tonight’s episode, “NYC – Nixtamal Corn Tortillas,” upcoming episodes include: “Los Angeles – Birria” and Chicago – Carnitas.” You can also catch up to previous episodes at El Rey Network.

Don’t miss United Tacos of America Nov. 5 only on El Rey Network.