The T diet

By Jade Arroyo

Tacos are, undoubtedly, part of the Mexican national identity. They are delicious, casual, ubiquitous, and good any time. This tasty staple, eaten with the hands, is the most requested item on the menu. Here we present some of the town’s taquerias. Have a finger lickin’ good time!

Restaurants

Tacos Don Félix

This former street stand evolved into a popular restaurant offering a special for the fiercest hunger: a dish of seven different tacos, arrachera tacos, ribs, pork, huitlacoche, shrimp, chicken, and chistorra, served with roasted onions. Other dishes, like enchiladas, quesadillas, guacamole, salads, and soups are readily available as well.

Good old street-stands

Mesones and Pepe Llanos & Insurgentes and Hidalgo

The two stands, deemed the most popular by locals, are for those who like unbeatable fast-food classics. Well served, these tacos possess the je ne sais quoi flavor that cannot be achieved in a fine restaurant, only on the street. If you’re a fan of traditional-style tacos, you will love these two options. Here you can run into people from all over town. Open all night and super affordable.

Burritos Calle Nueva, Nemesio Diez and Ancha de San Antonio,

This stand is already an institution in town, and one of the favorite choices of locals for dining. Traditional flour-tortilla burritos, stuffed with guisados: chicken and mole, meat in red sauce, poblano pepper and cream, pork, etc. You can also ask for take outs.

For fish eaters

La Palapa, Némesio Diez 8, Mon–Sat 12pm–5pm

This little shack feels like a piece of beach in San Miguel. Order fish or shrimp tacos, fried, breaded, or grilled, in corn or flour tortillas. They also have steak and chicken tacos and sandwiches, side dishes, wine, and beer. And don’t forget to try the great carrot cake!

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