What I Ate in Mexico City (Comida en la Ciudad de México)

Have you read either of my previous posts about our trip to Mexico City last week during my birthday? If not, you should stop and read Part One now (or at least look at the pictures) because I guarantee that seeing the food will make you want to stop everything and go. Okay? (Part two is coming!) Bueno. Now that that’s over with, for this week’s What I Ate Wednesday, here are some food highlights from our week in Mexico City.

Breakfasts/Desayunos

Most days, B and I just walked to a local coffee shop and enjoyed something quick before a full day ahead of us. My favorite breakfast was the guava bread and fresh mango B and I shared on my birthday. B’s favorite breakfast was probably Huevos Divorciados – fried eggs with green salsa on one side, red on the other.

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Lunches/Almuerzos

We stuck to the local typical food and enjoyed tacos, guacamole, enchiladas, molcajete and other Mexican local cuisine for lunch and dinner most days. Some of my favorites included the guacamole with grasshoppers we made in the cooking class, the molcajete (look at all that food in that mortar/pestle style bowl) and the tacos we sampled at Tacos Califa on my birthday.

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amazing tacos and guacamole and cactus.

amazing tacos and guacamole and cactus.

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cactus leaves!

tamal!

tamal!

guacamole with grasshoppers.

guacamole with grasshoppers.

grasshoppers up close.

grasshoppers up close.

Dinners/Cenas

Depending on what we had for lunch, dinner varied. We enjoyed seafood, more tacos and guacamole and even local soup. I enjoyed it all!

me with the tacos al pastor meat in the background

me with the tacos al pastor meat in the background

a mescal mixed drink. how gorgeous is it?!

a mescal mixed drink. how gorgeous is it?!

more guacamole. without grasshoppers but with cheese and pomegranate seeds. And look - DP - the name of our restaurant (Dulce Patria!)

more guacamole. without grasshoppers but with cheese and pomegranate seeds. And look – DP – the name of our restaurant (Dulce Patria!)

fish fish fish!

fish fish fish!

local tortilla soup. so good!

local tortilla soup. so good!

Desserts/Postres

Mexico City has a ton of bakeries and we definitely enjoyed our fair share of treats. Some of my favorites included their Conchas (the cookies below the heart-shaped cookie) and the pastel de elote (this super moist corn cake).

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pastel de elote. YUM.

pastel de elote. YUM.

so many baked goods!

so many baked goods!

flan imposible

flan imposible

YUM. I want to go back now and eat it all again!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you like Mexican food? What’s your favorite?
  • Ever eaten grasshoppers? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

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