This traditional dish has meat, vegetables and all sorts of flavors rolled into a soft tortilla and is eaten by hand. The food can be messy to handle, but that is the best part about enjoying it. Tacos are a lot more flavorful because of the garnishes that come with the food, which may include homemade salsas, guacamole, avocado and fresh tomatoes with onions or lettuce.
Tacos also come in varieties of preparation and some of the best places to try these would be at these following establishments all around Mexico City:
At Plaza de Toror Mexico, the El Villamelon serves its tacos with charcoal grilled beef and longaniza with pork crackling. The dish is capped with a sumptous helping of rich flavored arbol chile sauce which gives this taco a real good kick.
At Calle Tlaxcala, you can find this nameless food stand that serves chile en nogada taco. It’s tacos is filled with shredded pork and dipped with nut and cream sauce (nogada) and sprinkled with pomengrate seeds. The taste is a bit spicy and sweet, but really flavorful. This kind of tacos is usually prepared by restaurants during Mexico’s Independence day, but you can find this regularly in Calle Tlaxcala.
If you would Rib Eye tacos, head to Calle Afonso Reyes and look for Califa del Leon. They serve tacos using rib eye meant, which has been thinly sliced and laced with roasted tomatoes and onion and coated with a special chili garlic sauce.
For a different flavor, try the lamb tacos at Avenida Insurgentes. Their Taco de Barbacoa del Arroyo is cooked smokey and tender and served with la salsa borracha, using pulque.
Tacos de Papas serves homecook tacos following a family recipe that has been with them for 20 years. The tacos contain chorizo and potatoes, with dried chilies, roasted tomatoes, garlic and onion.