Some Amazing Taco World Records
The 500 tacos brought to East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. by Reform Immigration for America on Thursday was impressive and made a point, but how does it compare to current Taco-related world record holders? Well, it depends on the type of Taco and who you ask. Our enterprise reporting team did some digging and we have the breakdown.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about. Watch this video to learn more about the mayor’s “taco” comments.
The largest flour taco in the world weighed 750 kg (1,654 lb) and was made by the city of Mexicali and Cocinex SA de CV, in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico on 8 March 2003, according to Guinness World Records.
However, Mexico beat its own record in 2011 creating a 50-meter long taco in the Mexican capital’s Plaza Garibaldi (WATCH THE VIDEO). The taco was filled with an “indeterminate” volume of onion, rice, cilantro, pork cracklings, beef, chicken, eggs and sausages. Unfortunately, the City didn’t have enough enough funds to register the record with Guinness World Records.
“We’re in the process of registering it, but it implies an expenditure that can’t be contemplated right now of more than 400,000 pesos (some $33,000),” municipal official Agustin Torres Pérez told news service EFE.
Mexico had made another record-breaking taco in the same City the year before, according to the newspaper El Mundo.
LONGEST LINE OF TACOS (WATCH THE VIDEO)
The longest line of tacos consisted of 260 tacos and was assembled by Emory Dining and Sodexo (USA) at the Dobbs University Center in Atlanta, GA, USA, on 16 February 2011, according to Guinness World Records.
LARGEST PORK TACO
The Mexican city of Querétaro set a new record with the world’s largest carnitas taco, according to Guinness World Records, measuring 73 meters and using 150 thousand kilos of pork. Besides the the massive amount of pork, 700 thousand kilos of tortillas, 500 kilos of tomatoes 300 kilos of onions and 20 kilos of cilantro were used to put the taco together.
LARGEST NAVAJO TACO (WATCH THE VIDEO)
Residents in Gallup New Mexico created a taco that measured more than 10 feet in diameter and included 150 pieces of fry bread and more than 30 pounds of green chile, 65 pounds of ground beef, 65 pounds of beans, 50 pounds of lettuce and 90 pounds of cheese. It’s a world record for the largest largest navajo taco, according to World Records Academy.