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Dec 8, 2013 07:33 AM

Traditional Food in Mexico City

I see a lot of recommendations for high end restaurants in el DF but I am looking to eat traditional food that residents are eating on a day to day basis.

Sopes, pozole, sopa de tortilla, roasted chicken, street tacos, that sort of thing.

Also, we love Coyoacan but since our favorite bar shut down we can't seem to find a new spot for afternoon/evening libations.

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  1. Kind of a difficult question to answer because there are so many. A few that come to mind:

    Fonda Margarita - Breakfast only and very famous for theirs.

    Tacos Hola (AKA El Güero) - A classic for tacos de guisado in Condesa.

    For pozole there's La Casa de Toño (various locations), also good quesadillas. Or Pozolería Teoixtla in Roma.

    As came up on another thread recently there's a lot of street food around Metro Chilpancingo, and on Avenida Chilpancingo you'll find a place that does good roasted chicken, Rosticería San Juan, among many other options.

    La Flor de Lis in Condesa for tamales.

    Have you been to Tosadas Coyoacán?

    1. There are a million, but here are a few to start:

      Casa de Toño for flautas, pozole, quesadillas and huge sopes.

      Barbacoa at your local street market whatever day they come, La Oveja Negra in Sta. Maria de la Ribera, or the Texcoco market

      Pollos Rio makes a great roast chicken... The best ones are often chains from Sinaloa.

      Where are you wanting street tacos and what kind... Meat ones or guisados? Apart from Tacos Hola, there are tacos de guisado Don Juan on the corner of Juan Escutia and Atlixco (I think, could be a block off). Mostly, look for a million people eating so e place and its likely good.

      Fonda 99.99 - Yucatecan food in Del Valle