Where should we go on our taco tour of Tyler?

Y’all really like tacos, huh?

Last week, we invited Loop readers to help us create the best ever (and quite possibly the first ever) guide to tacos in Tyler. Dozens of you applied, and our panel is now complete. Also, we’re thrilled to announce that our GoFundMe for this project was fully funded in just two days, thanks to the generosity of readers like you.

The taco tasting begins next week, and we’ll be posting all of our reviews here at The Loop.

There’s one more thing we need your help with: where should we go? Tell us all the hole-in-the-wall, out-of-the-way spots only the real taco connoisseurs know about. If you prefer to keep your hidden gem a secret, that’s up to you! But your fellow Tylerites will benefit from your generosity if you decide to spill the frijoles.

There’s a few ways you can share your taco tips — pick one that works for you:

Thanks in advance, Loopers!

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Tasneem Raja is the Executive Editor of The Tyler Loop, a nonprofit journalism startup that explores policy, history, and demographics in Tyler, Texas. She is an award-winning journalist who has reported for NPR, The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Mother Jones, and other national outlets. A former senior editor at NPR, she launched a popular podcast exploring issues of identity and race with NPR's Code Switch team. At Mother Jones, she specialized in data visualization and led a team that built the first-ever database of mass shootings in America. She's a pioneer in the field of data-driven digital storytelling, a frequent speaker on issues of digital journalism, and a die-hard fan of alt weeklies, where she got her start as a local reporter. She lives in Tyler with her husband, her stepson, and two imperious terriers.
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