Favor’s chief taco officer visits Waco as he samples the state’s best tacos

KWTX News 10 at 10P
Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 9:14 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - There’s a famous saying that if you love your job you will never work a day in your life. Well, if your job is to literally eat tacos for a living, then that can be pretty easy.

Chris Flores, of San Antonio, is Favor’s first ever Chief Taco Officer.

He starts every morning with a stretch to prep for his day. As you can imagine, when you’re a CTO you need lots of room in your belly. Every day, Flores eats entire flights of tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“All the restaurants I’ve been to, the love for food, the appreciation for food, really translates through,” Flores said.

Flores travels around the state of Texas trying looking for the best tacos. So far, he’s visited places in Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, and most recently, Central Texas.

While in Waco, Flores made a stop at La Fiesta, where he tried a flight of favorites like brisket, birria and al pastor tacos. His job, however, is about more than just the flavors.

“I just tell the story of Texas through food,” he said.

That’s exactly why he selected La Fiesta to visit during his trip to Waco.

“They’re in their fourth generation, still doing what they love,” Flores said. “Still sharing their culture and their love for Mexican food with locals.”

As CTO, he’ll turn his visits into social media stories on Favor’s social platforms.

“I think that one of the most important aspects of this job being the Chief Taco Officer isn’t really just to showcase tacos, but also to showcase the hustle and the stories behind them into the local areas,” he said.

The CTO couldn’t tell KWTX News 10 what’s the best taco in the state, but some of his favorites have been Discada and La Santa Barbacha in Austin.