Welcome to the online home of José R. Ralat, Texas Monthly‘s taco editor. He has written for the Dallas Observer, Texas Highways, D Magazine, Eater, among other media outlets. He was formerly the food and drink editor at Cowboys & Indians magazine.
Ralat is sought after for his authoritative and expansive knowledge on the local, regional and national taco scenes. He has been featured by the New Yorker, Remezcla, Telemundo, and the James Beard Award-winning First We Feast websites. The New York Times has called Ralat “an expert on the folklore of the taco.”
His book, American Tacos: A History and Guide will be published by University of Texas Press in April 2020. Check back soon for a pre-order link.