Mexico city, Mexico
November 23, 2006
This is a great place to taste real Mexican food (no fake tacos or touristy burritos), here you find the original recipes and dishes. I had a fabulous nopales and chicharron salad, at the same time guilty of calories but also healthy with all the fiber in the nopales (cactus), the salad is bathed in a light dressing that makes the chicharron (pork rinds) a bit softer and easier to eat.
I had always wanted to try the Chapulines (toasted crickets) and this was the place and time to venture on the culinary dareness. I was happy, the crickets are crunchy and full of proteins, they are served on sopes (like tortillas but thicker and smeared with bean paste) with cotija cheese (a strong dry cheese). The menu is well balanced and have numerous options from steak to chicken with cuitlacoche (corn fungus, a delicacy) to enchiladas (several varieties), from tortilla soup (my friend had that one and looked extremely tasty) to seafood. Overall, a highly recommended place to try the real food. The ambiance is of a patio in a Mexican hacienda, with a tile covered fountain in the middle.Buen provecho.
From journal The Border Town That Grew Taller