Mr Taco Nice in Anaheim?
Since I’m not familiar w/ the Taco Bell mexican pizza… What is it that you like about it and why do you not want it from Taco Bell? Might help posters to make recs that will fulfill your needs…
Per the company, it’s “seasoned beef and refried beans between two fried flour tortillas, topped with pizza sauce, our 3 cheese blend and fresh diced tomatoes.”
The Mexican Pizza, originally called the Pizzazz Pizza, is a menu item at the U.S.-based chain Taco Bell. It consists of two tortillas with a filling of seasoned beef and refried beans, topped with tomato sauce, three cheeses, and diced tomatoes. It is not found in Mexican cuisine and it does not particularly resemble pizza.
is that a tlayuda or na? i have no taco smell experience
Tlayuda (Spanish pronunciation: [tɬaˈʝuða]), sometimes spelled clayuda, is a handmade dish in traditional Oaxacan cuisine, consisting of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento (unrefined pork lard), lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat (usually shredded chicken, beef tenderloin or pork), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa.
You could smash 2 tlayudas together…
Taco Bell marketing: designed by some marketing person’s kids playing at the restaurant…
think of burrito fillings on top of a pizza, but replace the pizza dough for a flakey fried tortilla that when done right is almost like a crunchy croissant texture.
Not helpful at this point anymore, but Guerilla tacos in Arts District always has a “Cinco de Gringo” event every Cinco De Mayo where they make up-market taco bell, and they had Mexico Pizza this year. Not sure where else makes mexican pizzas
Not sure why you’re defining what a Tlayuda is for me
(Also I think a Tlayuda is as close as you’re going to get. They’re often eaten folded in half, which gives the stacked effect)
Tlayuda tortillas are pretty different from Taco Bell’s, and Taco Bell’s beef is not very similar to anything I’ve ever had in Mexico or a Mexican restaurant.
“Taco Bell’s beef is not very similar to anything I’ve ever had in Mexico or a Mexican restaurant.”
The beef can be any kind. doesn’t have to be like Taco Hell’s
As if that’s beef
Get a beef tostada, a cheese tostada, and a slice of pizza, and stack them?
It seems you want basically a griddled asada quesadilla on flour, no? With a side of crema and pico. And possibly chicharron de queso on the outside of the tortilla.
I think El Ruso has fallen off recently and their salsas are weak, but maybe that scratches the itch. Or Sonoratown. The cachetada from Mexicali is also somewhat close to what you’re looking for.
More generally, Taco Bell is borrowing/stealing mostly from northern mexican cuisine, right. So I’m guessing that’s where you’ll find an ‘authentic’ version of this.
EDIT: Also check out Evil Cooks, specifically their McSatan. That’s in the spirit of what you’re after.
under the category of not-likely-to-be-actionable-information:
el compa vegano made a vegan re-creation of the mexican pizza a while ago, but it seemed like a one-time thing, but it seems like something they could reprise easily…