United Tacos of America

Season 2 Overview

Join Taco Journalists, Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece on an epic taco journey in United Tacos of America. 


  1. Jarod Neece

    Jarod Neece

    Jarod Neece is the co-creator of Taco Journalism, co-author of bestselling books, Austin Breakfast Tacos & The Tacos of Texas published by UT Press. He is the co-host & co-producer of the PBS & ITVS documentary series, The Tacos of Texas and co-host & executive producer of United Tacos of America on the El Rey Network. When he is not eating tacos, he can be found at SXSW where he is a Senior Film Programmer and has been with the Festival since 2002. 

  2. Mando Rayo

    Mando Rayo

    Mando's experience is deep-rooted in Latinx communities. Mando is a digital story-teller and uses his Latino identity to inspire and build bridges through his multicultural marketing agency, Mando Rayo + Collective and his writings. From working with Beef Loving Texans, KLRU-TV, PBS Austin, Whataburger, Austin Film Society, People en Español y más, Mando shares stories through food, culture, documentaries and digital platforms. Mando is co-producer and co-author of 'The Tacos of Texas book (UT Press) & docu-series with ITVS IndieLens Storycast/PBS Digital Studios and has been featured on Bon Appetite Magazine, The Food Network, NPR, The New York Times, SXSW and now, El Rey Network. 


  • About El Rey

    El Rey Network is an English-language entertainment brand founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Spy Kids, Machete). Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the Latino-infused network revels in the courage, capacity, and creativity of ordinary people on extraordinary journeys through its unique original programming. In addition, El Rey Network showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi.

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