"¿Hablas español?" the grandmother-ish one asked me.It got big laughs.* Then they quizzed me on the precise extent of my Español/Taco knowledge: buenos dias? buenas noches? frijoles? queso? arroz?...
"No," I shook my head.
"¿Un poquito?" she asked, holding her thumb and forefinger together to indicate a little bit.
"Un poquito taco"—a little Taco—I said.
* It's good to be in with the taco ladies.