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Saturday, 08 February 2020



Back a long time ago, we used to visit Mexico City a lot. We always stayed in the Zona Rosa, at the Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel. On the backside of that hotel, there was a taco shop where the locals ate. Nobody spoke English so we had to look at the menu and the food that others were eating and guess and what we should order. They gave you a plastic drinking cup when you entered, and every time you ordered something (food, drinks, etc.) they would throw different colored plastic poker chips in your cup. Then when you went to the cashier, they figured out how much you owed by the poker chips in your cup. The tacos were outstanding!!! You could see the guys making your tacos over the grill or griddle. Behind the guys cooking, there were huge slabs of pork, beef, and lamb. And of course cheese wheels. So if you ordered, say, bistek tacos with cheese and onions, they would cut a slice of beef, some cheese off the cheese wheel, and throw a peeled onion on the griddle. They would chop up the onion and the beef on the griddle and at the right time, they you throw the cheese slice on the hot onions and beef. Then with some tortillas on the plate, you went to the condiment bar to dress your tacos -- best tacos I ever ate in my life!! Cheap, good, and a super fun experience!!


Post dinner tacos, yes please. So many places to eat, so little time.


Wonderful story Alan!

CDMX is so much fun RD!


Awesome story!


We had a fun time in Mexico City Junichi!


That's a good looking croissant you found!


It as surprisingly good Soo.


nice croissant find!


We really liked the croissant Kat!

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