What Is A French Taco?

We thought we knew everything there was to know about tacos. Until we heard about the French taco.

This is the signature creation of French chain O'Tacos, which opened its first location in American in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood.

Less like a taco and more like a pressed San Diego-style burrito, the French taco is stuffed with fries, a white creamy cheese sauce, a protein (choices include grilled chicken breast, nuggets, tenders, ground beef or sausage), an additional sauce (mustard, Tabasco, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue) and other ingredients (cheese, mushrooms, grilled veggies, an egg, bacon, ham and more) all wrapped up in a flour tortilla.

The tacos come in four sizes: medium, large, extra large and extra, extra large with the biggest taco measuring the length of a child's arm. The bigger the taco, the more proteins and tortillas come into play.

What makes this a French taco, or even a taco for that matter? At O'Tacos, it helps to have a laissez-faire attitude about taxonomy. But lest you think this is the latest effort to create a fad, know this: O'Tacos is such a hit in France, there are over 100 locations in that country alone.