Eat Mexico’s Top 10 Bites of 2019

Blue corn Tlacoyos on our San Juan Tour

1. Tacos de Suadero

 

Bar none, the best Suadero tacos in town! Add some lime, a good splash of spicy salsa and pápalo leaves (a pungent herb, some say tastes like a cross between mint and cilantro). These suadero tacos will forever ruin your tastebuds for any other tacos like these as you won’t find a better version anywhere else!

 

Where you can find it: 5 Hermanos in the Merced Market

Which Tour you can try it on: Journey through La Merced

 

 

A Mexico City Street food vendor preparing tacos al pastor

2. Al Pastor Tacos

 

Car mechanic by day, taco joint at night, this is one of the most popular taquerías in the city, and with good reason! Their Al Pastor tacos are simply delicious.

 

Where you can find it: El Vilsito

Which Tour you can try it on: Narvarte At Night: Tacos, Chelas, & Mezcal

 

 

 

3. Panqué de elote

 

The perfect way to end a meal, this light, fluffy, cross between a muffin and cupcake will instantly melt in your mouth.

 

Where you can find it: Eat Mexico Kitchen Studio

Which Tour you can try it on: Shop & Cook: Portales Market Tour & Cooking Class

 

 

 

 

4. Octopus tostada

 

A neighborhood favorite, all their seafood is freshly brought in from Mexico City’s famous Mercado La Viga, the second largest seafood market in the world. This tostada, topped with onion, tomato, cilantro and a tiny dash of habanero sauce and lime juice is a welcome burst of flavors when you bite into it.

 

Where you can find it: Marisquería K-Guamo

Which Tour you can try it on: Gourmet San Juan Market & Street Food 

 

 

5. Fava Bean Tlacoyo

 

This doughy and delicious blue corn antojito (a.k.a. little craving) comes topped with nopales, cheese, onion, and cilantro. It’s a perfect morning or afternoon snack and the best part is watching how it gets freshly made right in front of you!

 

Where you can find it: Doña Rosa’s Street Stand

Which Tour you can try it on: Gourmet San Juan Market & Street Food 

 

 

 

6. Freshly flavored Pulque

 

A real treat and hard to come across in the city, this pulquería makes its curado pulques (flavored pulques) with fresh fruits and herbs on the spot when you order. Our personal favorite is their spearmint pulque, which is delightfully refreshing.

 

Where you can find it: Pulquería el Templo de Diana

Which Tour you can try it on: The Market & Canals of Xochimilco

 

 

 

7. Cemitas Poblanas 

 

This sandwich served on a bun that’s perfectly crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside, is native to the state of Puebla but well-loved by Chilangos as well.  It comes stuffed with stringy quesillo cheese, slices of luscious avocado and smokey chipotle chiles.

 

Where you can find it: Street stand on Río Sena between Rió Papaloapan and Reforma

Which Tour you can try it on: Mexico City Street Food: A Beginner’s Guide

 

 

 

8. Seasonal Fresh Fruit

 

Choose from an incredible variety of seasonal fruits such as strawberries, papaya, mango, etc. Served in a cup, you can eat this treat as simple or complex as you want it by adding from a selection of toppings that usually include lime juice, chili powder, salt, and even cream or jello.

 

Where you can find it: Street stand on Río Sena between Rió Papaloapan and Reforma 

Which Tour you can try it on: Mexico City Street Food: A Beginner’s Guide

 

 

 

9. Crunchy Buñuelos

 

This crunchy deep-fried delight topped with cinnamon sugar should not be missed when in Mexico City.

 

Where you can find it: La Galeterie

Which Tour you can try it on: The Best of Santa Maria la Ribera 

 

 

 

 

10. Freshly made Artisanal Tortillas

 

Need we say more? Nothing beats making your own heirloom corn tortillas from scratch. And the best part is that these guys add a twist to their tortillas by including additional flavors such as rosemary, hoja santa, and avocado leaves. 

 

Where you can find it: Cal y Maíz 

Which Tour you can try it on: Saving Native Corn: Tortilla Class & Workshop

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