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Mando Rayo

Tortillas Filled to the Brim

PRESENTED ON NOV 21, 2013
IN AUSTIN @ VOL 18

Mando Rayo peels away meaty layers on his side-project-turned-book involving the culture, history, and delectable bliss that is the taco. Mando, along with his 'Taco Mafia' of tortilla-enthralled devotees, goes about the city in search of the best hard shells and soft shells out there. Check out his book: Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day

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