Carne asada is really the street taco. Smoky meat, fresh salsas, crunchy onions . . . it just doesn’t get any better. Unless, of course, you take it to the next level with a vampiro, a large and succulent example of the supertaco so fabulously good that you’ll wish you could eat a dozen. Basically, the vampiro is a chile quesadilla wrapped around juicy grilled carne asada and topped with creamy guacamole, a dash of chipotle salsa, pico de gallo, and salty cotixa cheese. It’s fantastic.
Why vampiro? Maybe because this taco deserves to be immortal—or because it has a steak through its heart? In Mexico, this marriage of quesadilla and taco is also called a quesotaco.