Of all the gastronomic range that exists in Mexico, there is a dish that has given us worldwide fame: el taco. Just a few months ago, el taco al pastor was recognized as the “Best Dish in the World” according to the ranking prepared by Taste Atlas, an awesome website of international food recommendations.
Netflix has also joined the furious rage with the series "Crónicas del Taco." Ubish Yaren, a local gastronomic expert, is featured in the first episode and now forms part of Morenita's select group of tour guides. Here are some details on the wonderful & educational caloric feast that is the Morenita Street Food Tour:
This downtown walking tour lasts two to three hours, which is plenty of time to savour and learn about tacos, tortas, homemade mole, tostadas, churros, coffee, chocolate and fresh seasonal fruit. Guests visit colorful food markets and street stands alongside a local bilingual chef.
El Huequito opened at its first branch on City Hall Street, in 1959. Its star product is the taco al pastor, which is served in a very peculiar way, because the tortilla is rolled in a cylindrical way and the meat is seasoned differently from other places and the pork is slow-cooked before its charred.
Los Cocuyos is known as an "institution" of late-night tacos. The tiny locale (just two square meters) has been visited by chefs such as René Redzepi (from Noma in Copenhagen) and the beloved late Anthony Bourdain. This place has been open for over four decades and without a doubt is one of the classic premises of the Historic Center, one you can visit at any time, as its open 24/7/365.
The Morenita Street Food Tour also includes a stop at Mercado de San Juan on Calle Ernesto Pugibet, one of the oldest food markets in Mexico City. It was built inside the old cellar of the Cigarrera de Buen Tono. This market gained popularity due to its specialization in unique products & ingredients: from fine cheeses and imported meats, to insects, live lobsters, edible flowers, large game meats and even pre-Hispanic foods.