• Kevin Martin

6 Things You MUST Eat in Mexico City

I spent a month in Mexico City in June and fell in love with the food. I could probably list 100 different foods to try but I've narrowed it down to the 6 foods I think you should not miss!

Al Pastor Tacos 

I'm sure you’ve had tacos before, but one of the most traditional Mexican style of tack is the al pastor taco. The pork used to make this delicious taco is marinated for days and then spit-roasted, shawarma style. Add some pineapple, onion, cilantro, chili and some lime juice and you have a mini orgasm in your mouth!  They also make a chicken version of al pastor if pork isn’t your thing.  


While this may not have originated in Mexico — Mexican Churros are so freaking yummy, I had to include them on this list.  Churros are deep fried and dipped in sugar and cinnamon.  You can add a dipping sauce like chocolate, caramel or condensed milk — to make them even more yummy!  

Mango con Chile y Limon

Mango con Chile y Limon is translated to Mango with chili powder and lime. You’ll find these cups of deliciousness being sold by street vendors on most corners in Mexico City. Make sure you stop and try!!   While you might not think that mango, chili powder and lime would be a good combination....they are!  Do not skip a single ingredient, the flavors blend perfectly. 

Check out my video review here!


Yummy Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast!

While these aren’t as delicious as the other items on this list…..I think you should still try this traditional Mexican ingredient. Nopales are cactus leaves.  The cactus leaves contain a lot of water and are also very rich in vitamins and minerals. They are usually cooked and then used in salsas and sometimes used to make a low calorie tortilla alternative.  I tried them plain and while they aren’t my favorite - they weren’t too terrible.  I’d give them a try and see how you like them.


Next on the list is the most iconic breakfast you can get in Mexico City: Chilaquiles. Chilaquiles are warm corn tortilla chips smothered in eggs, sauce, and cheese.  I love them so much because they make eating chips and salsa for breakfast acceptable! Chilaquiles is one of my favorite dishes!


And finally, my absolute favorite - Pambazos! Pambazos are sandwiches made with potatoes and chorizo that are dipped in red pepper sauce and then fried.  I know, I know…that sounds a bit odd but I promise you they are delicious!  These have become my most favorite lunch dish here in Mexico City — even over tacos! And you can get this huge sandwich from street vendors for about half a US dollar!

If you have any recommendations for food people should try when visiting Mexico City, please comment below!

Thanks for stopping by,


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