Mexico city, Mexico
February 3, 2005
Price for tacos is mxp$4.00 (less than US$0.40 January 2003); Gringas (Al Pastor meat with melted Manchego cheese) mxp$12; Sincronizadas (Flour tortilla, with thin sliced Ham and melted cheese) mxp$10; Tortas simples (Sandwiches with one ingredient in a small baguette) mxp$15.
Besides the tacos and tortas, you can order dishes with different combinations of meats and veggies, each one has a funny name and they list the combos on the menu, like for example: pork chops, onion, tomatoe, nopales (cactus leaves, very unique to Mexico and very healthy) all of them grilled and seasoned and then they will add Manchego cheese and it will be served with a bunch of tortillas for you to make your own tacos. Prices varies with the combo, maybe from mxp$35-65.
To drink or not to drink?
There are fresh fruit smoothies and juices to go along with your food. They are prepared on the order and to your taste in huge glass cups. There is a difference when a smoothie has milk, then is called a "Licuado" which means "blended", and when is prepared with water is called an "agua de..name of fruit." the price for a single ingredient is mxp$14.
The prices are very reasonable, and the quality and flavor of the food are very good, so you can have a great meal for less than usd$10 per person, and that may surley including the drink.
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