Savor Mexican Antojitos Now
By Sandra Ríos
September is the month of Mexican traditions when we celebrate the anniversary of our Independence. This is a great opportunity for enjoying Mexican food and walking through the streets of San Miguel in search of stalls of antojitos (“little cravings,” appetizers) sold on the street, at the local markets, or trying them in a typical Mexican restaurant.
Let’s start with calle Insurgentes at the corner with Reloj to enjoy typical ice cream with a wide variety of exotic flavors, like avocado, rice pudding, and rose petal. Walking up Insurgentes from the bus stop area, you will find several food stalls with women from rural communities selling nopales (scraped cactus leaves), already prepared and ready to eat, handmade tortillas, avocados, and pomegranates to enjoy for dessert. Keep walking, and you’ll find the Plaza Cívica, where there are many stalls of typical Mexican candies and carts selling chicharrones (pork rinds) with Mexican salsa.
Near Plaza Cívica, you will find the Ignacio Ramírez market, where there are many stalls offering a variety of Mexican food, ranging from a complete meal, to sopes (thick tortillas with vegetable, sometimes meat, and topping), to huaraches (large, oblong sopes filled with meat) with different stews. After lunch, take a leisurely walk around the craft market.