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The Tostadas Coyacan Experience

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We are always talking tacos, tortas and tamales on chowhound but where's the love for the humble yet elegant tostada?

If there is anyplace in the world that's going to cause you to reconsider this much neglected antojito, its Tostadas Coyacan. Their tostadas are the perfect fuel for powering you through the nearby Frida Kahlo Museum and even on to Xochimilico and be prepared: the layout is beyond impressive.

Located in the the main Mercado for Coyacan its a food destination that I've been waiting years to make it to after stumbling across awestriking pictures of it on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/xchilang...

Ornately piled high are at least 20 choices for your pleasure and an equally impressive aguas list to accompany it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/xchilang... Mariscos, various salads, shredded meats, pickles/escabeches, and vegetables are all game for adorning your crisp tortilla base. http://www.flickr.com/photos/xchilang...

Ever the vigilant food traveler [got to manage stomach space!] - I only ordered perhaps the most famous central Mexican Tostada - the tostada de tinga de pollo and also received a taste of my favorite tostada - de pata.

The moist shredded chicken was in a spiced sauce with a chipotle-fresh tomato base contrasted by cool crema and crisp tostada. The chilled pickled beef foot was oregano dusted and refreshing and restorative for such a warm day.

Tostadas Coyacan is a unique place that admirably showcases one of Mexico's culinary gifts to the world. I cant wait to get back and try more...

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