[O]ne of the best and most earnest taco scholars in the game right now. José R. Ralat eats, breathes, lives tacos. He studies tacos. HE IS TACOS. — Jessica Elizarraras, San Antonio Current

I believe [Ralat] is one of the great Texas food writers—alongside Robb Walsh and Daniel Vaughn—who are doing important work in documenting and preserving the rich culinary history of the state. — Peter Simek, D Magazine

[An] influential taco critic — Hanna Raskin, The Post and Courier (Charleston)

If there’s one person qualified enough to lead you to the promised land of tacos in Texas, it’s José R. Ralat. — First We Feast

[O]ne of the leading observers of Mexican food in the United States. — Jeffrey M. Pilcher, author of ¡Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity and Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

Jose writes a thought-provoking blog …that not only goes in search of unique varieties but also celebrates the foodways associated with those who make the delicious treats. — Jeff Houck, Tampa Tribune

He is a great ambassador for the taco in all its forms. … As the country’s only barbecue editor, I can tell you somebody needs to make him their taco editor. — Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly barbecue editor

[A]n expert on the folklore of tacos… — New York Times

Taco connoisseur and undaunted investigator of all things wrapped in a tortilla. — Eater Dallas

With José as your guide, you are guaranteed to be led down the taquería-road less traveled for some true taco treasures. — TacOCliff

When he says, “Let’s meet at [anywhere for tacos],” you fuckin’ meet him there. This guy knows taquerías like Miley Cyrus knows how to write a shitty song. — Alice Laussade, Dallas Observer

He is the undisputed king of tacos. — CraveDFW

When it comes to finding the best in this tasty treat, no one knows them better than José Ralat-Maldonado — KTXD’s Texas Living

A tireless consumer of the good, the bad and the weird in NTX tacos, Ralat-Maldonado has become an indispensable guide to taco cuisine. —

[T]he taco bible of Dallas… — Oak Cliff Advocate

Anyone who has dropped by Ralat’s site knows the man is maybe the most knowledgeable person in the region when it comes to tasty meat being laid on flour or corn tortillas. — Jaime-Paul Falcon, Dallas Observer

[He] has made a living off of tasting and reviewing tacos on his blog, Taco Trail, which makes him my own personal hero. … [A] great resource for any taco lover suffering from wanderlust and a rumbling belly.— Remezcla

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