Interesting.... Yes, I mean the fried & folded in half corn tortillas. They're so freaking good.<quoted text>
It turns out that there are a few "Mexican" foods that were Tex-Mex, and that the Mexicans never heard of - at least not when we first started visiting in the nineties. For example, you couldn't find nachos, and burritos and fajitas were unusual.
If you mean soft tortillas - and I think you do - yes, those are Mexican. And if they are to be fried, they are either folded in half or rolled up.
It's the crunchy U-shaped tacos that are unknown here. And chimichangas are also not Mexican. I've seen them on a menu only once.
Incidentally, those soft tortillas are dirt cheap here. There are places that make just those called tortillerias http://snipurl.com/27rzkwt , and you buy a pile of them like flapjacks - maybe twenty, right out of the oven - for 5 pesos (35-40 cents).
Ya, I guess it's the Tex-Mex food I like more than the "real Mexican". Thanks for the info!