street food


Multi-ethnic sanctuary city Los Angeles is full of ethnic neighborhoods — Little Tokyo, Little Armenia, Tehrangeles, and more. In this episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain stops by the nighttime food market in L.A.’s Westlake District – Little Guatemala.


Mangos cut into flowers and served with lime and Tajin. How do they do that?

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Sure you can have traditional elotes — whole Mexican corn on the cob — or you can have elotitos aka esquitos — de-cobbed corn in a cup. And today, just for you, with you can have elotitos inside a bag of corn chips in San Luis Potosí in Central Mexico! [Video by Pi Suarez.]


When you’re serving up tacos al pastor in the meat packing district (Kødbye) of old town Copenhagen, Denmark, they’ve got to be delicioso, amiright? These look legit. Also that word “Kødbye” means brown, so it’s all good. [Video by Gabriel Miranda.]

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Rekha Kakkar makes “Mexican eggplant tacos” and you can too (if you have barbecue sauce, lechuga and store-bought taco shells).


Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 oz of stuff per machete. Will our hero be the first person since 1964 to eat three of these beasts in one sitting at Los Machetes Amparo in Mexico D.F.? More math: Three machetes at 1.5 pounds each equals 4.5 pounds total, or 72 ounces. ¡Buen provecho, Fan de la Cultura!

Looking for tacos and mezcal in Malmo, Sweden? Try La Raza (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 20, 2016 Cultura

When in Malmo, Sweden, half-way decent-looking tacos and comida Mexicana can be found at La Raza Street Food & Tacos. And if the food sucks, they have mezcal! There’s also a Mexican grocery store, MexGrocer that looks legit. (FYI, one KRONER = 15¢):

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Food truck maybe in København, Denmark serves ‘Mexican’ food (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 15, 2015 Cultura
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In the democratic socialist paradise of Denmark, possibly in Copenhagen aka København, the Mexican Donkey food truck serves up “Mexican sandwiches.” After that, we’re not sure about anything. Pre-fried hard tortillas for tacos? Bread that looks like English muffins? Not a chile or sprig of cilantro to be found? Where’s the beef? Is that a […]

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When in Hyderabad, India, enjoy a ‘Chepotle’ egg burrito (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 9, 2015 Cultura
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Huevos? [✓] Comal? [✓] Gigantic tortilla? [✓] Mystery omelette toppings? [✓] Welcome to the street food of Hyderabad, India and the “Chepotle” breakfast (?) burrito.

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Lets get tacos de suadero at Taqueria Jalisco in Mexico, DF (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2015 Cultura
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Even at 10:30 at night, at the Taqueria Jalisco – located in the car park behind the American Embassy in Mexico DF – you can get a killer plate of tacos de suadero (a cut of beef like flank steak) for $2.40. Our British guide TrueMexico takes us out to eat.

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What’s for lunch? Tacos al vapor – steamed tacos in a basket (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Also known as Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) and Sweaty Tacos (tacos sudados) these Mexico City soft tacos are cheap, delicious and easy to scarf down during a short lunch break. Just look for the taquero with a bicycle — and a basket!

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La Cucaracha: Taco Guy vs the Girl Scouts (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Street tacos in Mexico City — guisado for pinches borrachos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 19, 2013 Cultura
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Polanco, they say, is the Beverly Hills of Mexico DF, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t illegal taco carts on the street. They serve trendy tacos de guisados to area workers during the day, Daniel Hernandez reports, and to partying pinches borrachos at night.

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Pocho Ocho signs the paletero is on steroids

by Al Carlos Hernandez March 13, 2012 Cultura
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8. Can outrun a G 55 AMG Mercedes with his church shoes on. 7. Takes the freeway to work with three dudes riding on the top of push cart. 6. Works downtown but has lunch in Mexico.

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