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The Story of the Taco Medic

Written By Anthony Wilkins 02 May 2019
The Story of the Taco Medic

Since the ancient Mayan’s discovery of corn Masa Tortillas over 8,000 years ago, Mexicans have made the preparation of true traditional tacos a labour of love to the people, and their roots run deep into the soil of Mexican culture.

The story of the Taco Medic began in the small fishing village of Puerto Escondido in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Here, he was considered a legend as he made the best tacos through catching the freshest fish and using only the best quality produce.

He selflessly spent time with the village people, passing on his knowledge of his beloved tacos. He helped them improve their taco making abilities and from time to time, was even known to repair the occasional broken tortilla shell with fresh masa.
Through this he was aptly labelled ‘Taco Medico’ ; in English, ‘Taco Medic’, a doctor of tacos. Renowned for his fresh fish tacos, he spent a lot of his time out on his boat bringing in fish for that day’s tacos.

One early morning while fishing, the sky darkened and a great Pacific storm rolled in. Lucky not to capsize, he was taken on an uncontrolled month long journey across the mighty Pacific. When the storm finally cleared, he drifted with a current for many days, eventually washing up on an unfamiliar coast line. Very tired and weak, he desperately searched for a Taqueria to replenish himself.

Approaching the nearest eatery, he realised he was no longer in Mexico. He had landed on the shores of New Zealand, where there was no Taqueria. Deeply saddened by this realisation, he took it upon himself to introduce his beloved way of eating to New Zealand. Through meeting the generous local people of the land, who introduced him to its vast and abundant fresh food, the Taco Medic came up with an idea of blending the best of the two food cultures. With this glorious epiphany, a menu was born. He began his journey of introducing tacos to New Zealanders, then on to the rest of the world through the Taco Medic truck.

It just so happens, that he has started this revolution in the majestic town of Queenstown. It also just so happens, that his tacos are indeed off the charts epic.