Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Top 5

Five Best Street Food You Must Not Miss In Mexico City

Travelers Today       By    Czarina Ara Lasco

Updated: Mar 23, 2017 04:57 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

The number of food stalls scattered along the busy streets of Mexico City can be a little bit overwhelming. This legendary city is well-known all over the world because of the endless array of delicious Mexican cuisine. With Mexico City's vibrant street food scene, here is a short list of some of the best street-side delights that you must try.

Chicharrónes

This fried pork rinds are literally addictive. There are actually different versions of Chicharrónes all over the world but in Mexico City, it is usually made with pork skin that is crisped to perfection. Chicharrónes, which are best eaten with a beer on the side, can also be accompanied with lime, salsa, and prickly cactus paddles commonly known as nopales.

Carnitas

The literal English translation of this dish is "little meats." Carnitas, which originated in Michoacán, is made of pork that is either braised or simmered in oil for three to four hours or until the meat is perfectly tender. It typically comes with chopped onion, cilantro, guacamole, and frijoles refritos or refried beans. According to the Lonely Planet, many street food stalls in Mexico City which sell Carnitas use the entire pig in preparing the dish including the intestines.

Barbacoa

Barbacoa is a dish that is made using lamb meat that is wrapped with agave leaves or the pencas de maguey and is slow-cooked in an open fire. Barbacoa can also be cooked underground and is covered with maguey leaves. Traditionally, this is served over warm corn tortillas and is topped with diced onions, salsa, guacamole, and a hint of lime juice.

Flautas

Literally translated as "flutes", Flautas is a Mexican dish made of a tortilla that is rolled with a filling of cheese, potato, and a choice of either shredded pork or chicken and then fried until crisp. According to Culinary Backstreets, the long, tubular-shaped Flautas are often confused with taquitos because the two actually look identical with each other. Just like any other Mexican street foods, Flautas are usually garnished with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.

Chapulines

Mexican street foods are not all about tacos and nachos. A food travel to Mexico City will never be complete with the toasted and salted grasshoppers called the "Chapulines". Grasshoppers that are hatched during the late summer are washed and thereafter, toasted in a huge clay surface called comal. Chapulines comes with salt, lime juice, garlic, and toasted chilis for an amazing spicy-sour-salty taste.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

Tags
Top 5, travel, food, Food Travel, Street Food, mexico, Mexican cuisine, mexico city
© 2022 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Most Popular

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

6 Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Planning for a trip takes some time, even if it's just you g

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

How Traveling Can Make You Happy

If you have never traveled before but are thinking of doing so then

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

Scottish Islands: The Best Places to Reside!

So there are a few islands that can be found off the Sco

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

How to Plan a Multi-Destination Honeymoon During COVID

You need to know how to plan appropriately and

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

7 Tips for Amazing Campus Visits

A campus visit's significance could not be overstated. After all, fo

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

4 Tips For Curating The Perfect Gallery Wall

Having a gallery wall brings plenty of benefits to your

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

Water Travel Options That Don’t Involve a Cruise

There is something equally relaxing and invigorati

Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash

Things That Will Help Cost-Conscious Vacationers Save Money

There are several ways you can significan

Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

How to Make Vet Visits Affordable in 2022

If the situation is minor, you might be lucky and get away

Photo by Tim Samuel from Pexels

Know Your Florida Driving Rules

There is so much to do in the region, but we want to focus on some of

Photo by Ging Ang from Pexels

Holidaying in your own Country: Try these Fun Trips!

Many countries are opening their borders, but if

Photo by Jessica Lewis Creative from Pexels

The Best Tech Tools for Expats

Here’s a quick look at most versatile tech tools for expats on the m

Photo by Tobi from Pexels

How to Turn a Road Trip Into A Luxury Adventure

But a road trip doesn’t have to mean living on the

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Australian Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know

Do you want to become a citizen of Australia

Hair transplant Istanbul: Why is it so popular?

Hair Transplant Istanbul: Why is it so Popular?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul is affordable i

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

What’s Going on with Rental Cars Right Now?

They are incredibly expensive, and they’re also in sh

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

Role of Professional companies in International Trade

International trade holds great importance in a

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

The 5 Best Wines from Germany

Riesling is Germany’s best-known wine, but the country makes other fi

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

Here's Why You Should Go Camping On Weekends

There is nothing like the great outdoors –– nature

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

The Best Tote Bags To Travel With in 2022

Who knew you could pack your entire life away into one litt

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

7 Captivating Attractions for Kids in San Diego

San Diego is a magnificent place, and it would not be

travelers today

© 2022 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics