The Best Street Food in Mexico City

Last Updated: November 14, 2012 by
Categories: Mexico City, Food, UNESCO

Chefs del Centro HistóricoWhat do Argentine Tango, the Peking Opera and Mexican food have in common? They’ve all been given UNESCO status as Masterpieces of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. These lofty words are unlikely to come to mind while savoring the best food in Mexico. I prefer my sister Kathryn’s response after tasting her first tlacoyo: “Don’t talk to me—I’m in Food Heaven!”

I’ve lived in Mexico for more than fifteen years and have been to Food Heaven numerous times. Sometimes it’s been at a friend’s house, or at one of the high-end Mexican restaurants that have sprung up around town. But most often it’s been at a simple market fonda or a humble street stall.

Over the years I’ve developed my own rules for eating on the street that have served me well.

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