El Tizoncito generates debate among lovers of taco al pastor for this reason

  • A social media post, the taqueria generated a lot of comments.

  • The taco al pastor is a representative food of Mexico.

  • An article from the UNAM mentions that “the first taquerías al pastor appeared in Puebla”.

Social networks have become the battlefield for Internet users, where they often discuss topics that are trends due to their social nature, or due to some mention of brands. This is the case of a video that El Tizoncito shared on TikTok, a popular Mexican restaurant that claims to be the creator of the taco al pastor, something that caused the internists to open a strong debate.

The community of social networks has increased over the years, where according to data from the recent report by We Are Social and Hootsuite, currently there are 4.62 billion users worldwide, which represents a year-on-year growth of more than 10 percent, considering that today it is normal to find digital platforms of all kinds, with content where people can educate, recreate, report, among others.

They debate who is the creator of the taco al pastor

Through a video on the TikTok social network, El Tizoncito shared how part of their content for said platform that since 1966 they created the popular Mexican dish taco al pastor.

“You have been the creator of the taco al pastor for 56 years,” says part of his video, where they promote their branches and the products they offer in their restaurants with images.

@eltizoncito We have created the richest dish in the world since 1966 ♥️ #Tiztoks #tacosalpastor #ElTizoncito #loscreadoresdeltacoalpastor #foodie #cdmx #fyp #trompoTizoncito #platillomasricodelmundo ♬ slipping through my fingers – favsoundds

The recording of the brand opened a debate among their comments where the digital pulse criticized them for accrediting themselves the creation of said dish where many specified that it was born in Puebla.

But also other comments were to congratulate him on his dish that according to some Internet users are the best in making tacos al pastor.

“I have already seen about 50 taquerias saying that they are the creators, come to an agreement,” says one of the comments.

“They were created in Puebla and were brought by an Arab,” says another comment.

“Created in downtown Puebla by a no-name taqueria,” another comment reads.

“It was in Puebla and it was long before, with the arrival of Arab families, the kebab was introduced, which evolved into the Arab taco from Puebla, later to the taco al pastor,” says another comment.

“Hahahaha, in fact, in any taqueria in CDMX they tell you that they invented the pastor, or that they have the best pastor,” reads another comment on the recording.

Creation of the taco al pastor

As one of the favorite dishes of Mexicans, the taco al pastor is a very representative food in the country’s gastronomy, but the curious thing is that its origin hides a surprising story, since there are multiple theories regarding its origin.

One of the most outstanding and shared among Mexican society explains that the recipe was created by foreign immigrants who came from the Asian continent and that it emerged thanks to the Turks Iskender Efendi and his grandfather.

For its part, an article in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) mentions that “the first taquerías al pastor appeared in Puebla”.

As is the case with the Mexican form of preparation, it is attributed to Mrs. Concepción Cervantes, born in Mexico City and who started with the El Tizoncito taqueria. In fact, the brand is registered as the creators of the taco al pastor before the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI), with its first registration dating back to 1972.

Let us remember that in 2019, Taste Atlas the international food page cataloged tacos al pastor as one of the best dishes in the world.

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