Share this entry

Share this page

taquito

Line breaks: ta|quito
Pronunciation: /təˈkiːtəʊ
 
/

Definition of taquito in English:

noun (plural taquitos)

chiefly North American
A Mexican dish consisting of a small tortilla rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and deep-fried: the fantastic taquitos and burritos have made this family-run establishment a favourite for three generations
More example sentences
  • I recently did $10,000 worth of damage to our kitchen making a round of Soy Taquitos (the oil splattered, the smoke alarm didn't go off! no one was hurt!).
  • The first dish we tried was our favorite: an appetizer of six beef taquitos ($6), corn tortillas tightly wrapped around seasoned beef and cheese, deep-fried without leaving a greasy residue, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
  • The scariest—two taquitos and one quesadilla—racks up 2,000 calories.

Origin

American Spanish, diminutive of taco.

Definition of taquito in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…