4 crispy chicken tacos on lettuce with guacamole
A taquito (Spanish pronunciation: [taˈkito], literally Spanish for “small taco”), tacos dorados, rolled taco, or flauta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈflauta], literally Spanish for “flute”) is a Mexican food dish most often consisting of a small rolled-up tortilla and some type of filling, including beef, cheese or chicken. The filled tortilla is crisp-fried. The dish is often topped with condiments such as sour cream and guacamole. Corn tortillas are generally used to make taquitos; the dish is more commonly known as flautas when they are larger than their taquito counterparts, and can be made with either flour or corn tortillas although using corn is more traditional. In some areas, such as New Mexico, taquito refers not to the rolled-up tortilla dish, but rather a smaller version of the taco.