How To Eat A Taco Without Making A Complete Mess

Most of us often eat taco in the wrong way. The truth is that when you finish 1/2 of the taco, the taco meat and vegetables inside might have started to fall. If you want to know how to eat a taco with freeze chili correctly, this post is for you.

How To Eat A Taco 

how to eat a taco

Don’t Overfill Your Taco.

Suppose someone asks you: how to eat tacos without making a mess. I bet the first answer that pops up in your mind would be to reduce the filling inside.

When you put too many vegetables and meat inside the taco bell hard shell, just holding it lightly is enough to make the crust break, and the filling will flow out. Not to mention there are sauces inside as well. This will be a nightmare if you are wearing, for example, a white T-shirt. Your outfit will end up looking like a messy kraft chili mac.

Choose The Right Size Of Taco.

Taco usually has sizes for you to choose from S, M, L, XL. However, it is recommended that you do not rush to choose too large a size! Why?

The usual way to eat a taco would be to put a piece of cake in your mouth and bite. If you choose a cake size that is too big, you know what will happen. 

When eating out with friends, partners, or a beautiful girl, you definitely don’t want your face and hands covered with sauce after eating a taco. That would be embarrassing.

Line Your Outer Shell With a Lettuce

The outer shell of the taco bell, just like Reheat Cornbread, has tiny holes on the surface. 

When exposed to moisture from frying oil, meat, and sauces, these small holes will let the water slowly seep into the crust, causing taco splitting. And the result will be looking like a complete mess with hot meat and sauce all over the place.

So, with a layer of lettuce lining between the crust and the filling, your taco will be protected, helping to stabilize the crust texture. Then, if you want to use more sauce or seasoning, you can gently brush a thin layer of sauce into the inside of the lettuce layer.

Wrap Like a Cheese Burrito

This is a smart way to do it. To turn a taco into a beef burrito, all you need to do is tuck the filling inside, closing the side of the taco bell. Finally, use the outer part of the foil to seal it.

However, it would be best if you did not use your hands to press hard to flatten the cake because doing so will cause the sauce and gravy to soak into the crust, making the crust wet while the filling is dry. This amazing dish will look unsightly and no longer appetizing to enjoy.

Dip Your Sauces, Not Drizzle

Drizzling? You’re eating a taco wrong.

When you’re drizzling the sauce over the taco, it’s easy to overdo it. At this point, the excess sauce will stick to the outer wrapper and your hands as well. You will look very unhygienic. 

Instead, grab a taco and dip it every time you eat it. In this way, you will control the amount of fever just right.

Eat Tacos From The Outside In

To eat real tacos without falling, you need to know how to hold them firmly. The best way is to hold in the middle, keep the taco straight and eat it from the outside.  

Doing this will help you prevent the filling and sauce from spilling out and keep the maximum amount of beef and bread when eating tacos.

And this is exactly how to eat a hard shell taco that you should notice.

Don’t Be Lazy

Being lazy can save you some time going to the cutlery, but in return, you will look messy and sloppy after returning to work from a taco bell restaurant.

Using your hands to break the taco can cause the filling inside to shift and fall out. Instead, it would help if you used a knife to cut the cake into small pieces and slowly enjoy it. Using a knife will prevent your hands from getting dirty and create a more elegant and luxurious dining style suitable for partner meetings or dates.

When the soft tacos are served, it would be best to use a knife to cut the taco bell into 2 or 4 pieces depending on personal preference. Then, use your hands to hold small pieces of cake to eat. Please keep in mind not to hold the cake too tightly because it will make the sauce easily spill out.

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How Long Do Hard Taco Shells Last?

After serving, if left outside, the shelf life of the taco will fluctuate from 3 to 5 hours. During this time, the cake will be at its best, and the quality is intact.

However, if you leave your tacos freshly bought from the supermarket, pay close attention to the expiry date indicated on the package. If left in a cool environment of about 20-23 degrees in the air conditioner or on cold days, you can use the cake for up to 1 week, but the crust won’t be as good.

Can I Microwave Taco Shells?

A microwave is a solid choice when it comes to warming up corn tortillas crust quickly. Simply wrap the hard shell taco in a damp paper towel and microwave for 30-60 seconds. For soft shell taco, you can do the exact same method.

Of course, the more crusts, the longer they will stay in the microwave. 


Eating a delicious crunchy taco without crumbs or sauce spilling out is simple, easy to do, but requires a little more meticulousness. Hopefully, through this article, you can find out some useful tips on how to eat a taco.

Thank you for reading, and enjoy your favorite taco salads.

Kevin Richard

Hi all! I’m Kevin. I spend plenty of time in the kitchen every day because I love cooking healthy and delicious foods for my family and friends. Cooking gives me a chance to be creative and fun. It’s also one of the most meaningful ways to express my love and take care of my little family.