We Mexicans by nature have strong food cravings and we also like to socialize and share our food. Eating in the street is part of our culture and traditions; we all are the same when eating in a street food stand, food unites us and creates emotional ties. Gathered around the taco stand, social hierarchies drop away momentarily – office employee, student, taxi driver, hipster, important businessman: we all share the space equally.
Mexico City is the fourth most populated city in the world with almost 21 million inhabitants that have arrived from all the states of the Mexican Republic. There are endless restaurants in Mexico City but, without a doubt, the real culture is in the street food. Street food stands decorate the urban landscape and range from fixed and semi-fixed stands, swap meets, stalls in markets, small restaurants (called fondas), and even food trucks. Here are the best places to visit on your own food tour of Mexico City.
Below you will find street food suggestions; I’m only listing for you those places I have tried, experienced, and photographed.