Definition of taquito in English:


Syllabification: ta·qui·to
Pronunciation: /təˈkētō

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 favorite for three generations
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    • 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.


American Spanish, diminutive of taco.

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