I have visited Mexico City more times than anywhere I have been to in the world and one of the most incredible things about that place, and I guess Mexico in general is the street food taco scene. There is of course so much to love about this city but whenever I arrive the first thing that I want to do is head out and grab some tacos, and that first bite is just epic, and reminds me why I keep going back. I know we have food trucks in the US but there is nothing quite like how it is down there, and it is the experience as well as the tacos which is the most amazing part, and here is why I love it.
Almost every time I hit a taco stand which has a few people there I always hear the banter going on between people, usually those who are preparing the tacos and the customers, there is such a lovely atmosphere which surrounds enjoying food together and I think that it is something which has been lost in so many countries, here the food experience is still very much something which I love , and so does everyone else.
Something else which I love about the taco stand is that the people there are from all walks of life and there is definitely no class system with relation to who eats at the taco stand. Here you will find highflying business men, road sweepers and stay at home Mums, all enjoying some delicious street food with one another, it really is a melting pot of backgrounds here.
If you want a proper meal in the city then a restaurant is the best place, the tacos are just a delicious snack. Sure you could eat enough tacos to fill yourself up but it is a much more enjoyable experience to just grab one or two as you are going past.
Another reason why I enjoy this experience is because more often than not the tacos which are sold on the streets of Mexico City are absolutely delicious. In some countries street food is a little bit dodgy and whilst you do have to be careful here that you have found a place which does tacos that aren’t going to do you any harm, in the main they are absolutely delightful. I must confess that my buddy Javier Burillo is the one who shows me the best tacos but with a quick Google search you can pull up on the finest the city has to offer.
And finally there is the enormous variety of tacos which you can find here, over 30 different types and styles of tacos to put a smile on your face and to fill up your belly. Throughout the city you can even find a range of vegan tacos which ensures that this delightful snack is something which we can all enjoy.
Have you been to Mexico City before? Which were your favorite types of tacos and why did you love them so much? I’d love to hear from you so feel free to get in touch in the comments section.
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