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Why 2013 is the year of the taco




Carnitas and barbacoa tacos from Tacos Tumbras a Tomas  in Grand Central Market, they are famous for loading their tacos with meat and giving customers extra tortillas to make another taco.
Carnitas and barbacoa tacos from Tacos Tumbras a Tomas in Grand Central Market, they are famous for loading their tacos with meat and giving customers extra tortillas to make another taco.
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As we take a look back at the year that was, we're looking at all the epic moments, all the trends and important people that defined 2013. We turned to our intrepid food contributor, LA Magazine's Bill Esparza, to talk about the flavors that defined the last year.

Esparza recently made a bold pronouncement: he officially christened 2013 the Year of the Taco.