If there’s one popular snack that is emblematic of Mexico City, it would be tacos al pastor.

Capital Tastes: Popular Garnachas and Street Snacks

While Mexico City boasts food from across the republic, it also has its own distinctive flavors, including a rather serious taste for tacos and other garnachas (simple snacks). In fact, these quick bites, sold in parks and on street corners, might be the most distinctive aspect of the capital’s food scene.

A tortería in Mexico City.

Dining Options in Mexico City

Throughout the city, in any neighborhood, you’ll find a plethora of puestos, or street stands, often crowded around areas where there’s lots of foot traffic, like outside a Metro station. A step up from balancing your plate in one hand and taco in the other, taquerías are simple sit-down eateries (sometimes with a bar and barstools only) that serve tacos and other snacks, while a tortería is the same, but for tortas.

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