Olives with Tacos

Americanized texmex gringo tacos.
How did it become the norm to add black olives?
I've already learned American black olives originated in California. Jet black and salty, given the solution they're cured in.
But here in the states with gringo tacos, its the norm in most places to add black olives as a topping.

How did the start? Who was the first to top tacos with olives? Do Mexibros like olives with their actual authentic tacos?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This was a Mexican thing back in the day, not an American thing
    Mexicans love olives, it ties them to Spain

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Olives belong nowhere near tacos or nachos

      Contrasting posts.
      Where are you guys from?
      It seems to me from my own googling that olives started in texmex over 100 years ago, from Cali to Texas and got normalized in the Midwest.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > getting info from google in 2024
        bro they were always just a ad platform but in the last few years they said frick it to even trying to be a search engine and went full blown propaganda machine for the demented minds of redit

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Olives belong nowhere near tacos or nachos

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nachos with olives fricking rocks. I remember staying at kahneeta and they served me this huge plate of nachos with olives and coriander covered in stringy melted cheddar. best nachos I've ever had

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not common but I like them very much.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >not common
      I've heard this, but from my own experiences I just beg to differ. I'm originally from Washington, and have been everywhere from Montana, to California, to Florida, to North Carolina. Most places in between.
      The more South I went, the less I saw black olives in Mexican, even the Americanized shit. It really seems like it's a Midwest invention.
      But, when I look it up, I keep being told that olives with tacos originated along the border.
      I'm getting a lot of conflicting information.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Almost never see it in texas. And if I do I wouldn't order it because I'm not a fan of olives in food. I can eat them on their own though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of when I was in Texas, I never saw them there either. I'm thinking there's a sort of scale for Mexican food. You've got the authentic at one end and the one hite people shit at the other. I like both, each have their place.
      I was just reminded of the best tacos I've ever had. I was traveling near the border and stopped in the middle of the desolate abarewn wasteland that is Texas. Flat, no hills, no trees, no green, like how I'm used to. But at that gas station, there was a Mexican family cooking tacos out the trunk of their car with a georg foreman. I swear by my very soul, those were the best tacos I've ever had. 4 tacos, generous servings, for only $5.
      God bless those people. Someone from the gas station came out and said something in Spanish and they packed up real quick and left. A cop car showed up.
      I told them jack shit.

      Good fond memories.
      Best tacos I've ever tasted, I gave them a pair of 20s. They deserved it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >and everybody clapped

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >God bless those people
        frick those people! i'd be generous too if i didn't have to pay taxes and get a food license and health food inspection and provide workers comp insurance and specialized safety equipment and have a registered business address located in a area zones for businesses because god forbid i register my taco car to my house i would get shut down by the state then sued by anybody that ever ate my food

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I had this abomination once in Wisconsin
    >Why is texmex so bad?

    No one in Texas is putting black olives in burritos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You'd think so, but you are gravely mistaken

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tastes good. Got any more dumb questions?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even taco bell put black olives on certain things back in the day.

  8. 1 month ago
    Floridanon

    Never seen people do this here, guessing it's just a flyover thing. Jalapenos are always a good addition tho

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Probably a California thing, they grow a lot of olives in the northern part of the state. Probably grew them in Mexico too. I don't mind chopping up some olives or kalamata and putting them in chili con carne or on pizzas.
      t. centex and no restaurants serve olives that I recall.

      It's a Mexico thing, my dudes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Figured as much, makes sense that the Spanish would bring them over and farm them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yep. Wish they'd have paid more attention to the French when they were making bread, tho

          Black olives are ok, sour cream is garbage.

          Look for crema, it's what they actually use, or you can make it:
          https://wearychef.com/easy-homemade-crema-mexicana-recipe/
          If you don't have buttermilk put a squirt of lemon in there
          Much better than sour cream and goes great with pretty much everything from tacos to pozole

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Probably a California thing, they grow a lot of olives in the northern part of the state. Probably grew them in Mexico too. I don't mind chopping up some olives or kalamata and putting them in chili con carne or on pizzas.
    t. centex and no restaurants serve olives that I recall.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Black olives are ok, sour cream is garbage.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You need to be locked up.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tejanos were mostly Spanish.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the Spanish love olives, Mexicans are just the mutated half human rapebaby offspring of the Spanish hence the olives
    I live in the Caribbean region and we use a lot of green olives

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Americanized texmex
    That's a moronic statement because texmex is inherently American or at least Texan. And has been a distinct cuisine for longer than either Mexico has been independent or Texas has been part of America.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    authentic mexican

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