Tacos In Mexico

in food •  10 months ago

I had a full day.
After waking up early and grabbing a taxi to visit my Mom and Dad and share a beautiful breakfast at El Bajio in Polanco, I went to my meetings in Santa Fe, an upper crust neighborhood built on an area previously known for sand pits, and land-fills. Now it is home to Mexico City's newest middle to high socioeconomic group, and home to a plethora of Major Companies and several private schools.

The traffic was thick as molasses poured on a january morning. But the cool breezes and the smart phone in my hand made the arduous trip pass quickly enough. My travel partner tried to make small talk but I wasn't in the mood so we traveled the better part of the way in the pleasant sounds of the chauffeur's selected radio station.

The meetings were straight forward and after a few hours of them and another few hours of email correspondence - thrilling - my partner and I returned to the area we were staying. I made a quick stop at my Mom and Dad's house and then finally made it to the hotel.

It Was Time For Dinner

I quickly changed my clothes and headed for a restaurant I had seen the last few days through the car's window as I was leaving the hotel for meetings...It was called "Taqueria El Caifan"

I usually use Trip Advisor, Yelp, or simply Google but this time I had a feeling that this place would be good. ... I wasn't disappointed.
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As the name intimates, the restaurant served tacos. And what better place to eat tacos than Mexico City? (That was a rhetorical question..... because everyone knows that Mexico is THE place for tacos.)

I won't get too much into detail what sort of tacos they had but I will tell you that the ones I had were heavenly. I chose Tacos Al Pastor and Carnitas
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Tacos al Pastor

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Pedro, the guy making my tacos al pastor with expert precision.

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The Carnitas Pork boiled in oil until it falls off the bone.

This meal was out of this world. The flavors popped and the combination of textures reminded me of a spanish saying "Cerrar con broche de oro" which means to end with a gold brooch. The following are the tacos I had.

Tacos

  • [x] Tacos al pastor
  • [x] Carnitas

Here is a list of the salsas they had available and the ones I tried. There're listed in heat levels. The Salsa Verde is the least spicy and the Habanero Encurtido ... well, that one is a little sliver of hades. Holy Moly.

Salsas

  • [x] verde
  • [ ] guacamole
  • [x] verde asada
  • [x] chiles en vinagre
  • [ ] salsa morita
  • [ ] pico de gallo
  • [x] chile de árbol frito
  • [ ] habanero encurtido

The restaurant - Taqueria El Caifan

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Two of my favorite types of tacos. I usually go easy on the spice. Habanero can be brutal. Hopefully I'll be in Cancun in a week. I'm dying for some real authentic mexican food. Curse thee @gabrielgrimes, thou hast given me a munchie I cannot currently satiate!!!

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:) lol I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I enjoyed doing the research! Yummy

Should I be looking forward to a post from you about your Cancun trip?