Sunday, November 7, 2010

Taqueria Mixe

It's been a while since I updated this blog. I'm gonna try to lower the time between updates from now on.

Now while I was in Irapuato my cousins took to taqueria Mixe. The taqueria was owned by people from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Oaxaca is famous for their Indian/Spanish cultural syncretism and pre Columbian sites like Mitla. But here in Irapuato the Oaxacans just focused on making delicious Al Pastor tacos.

I have visited this taqueria on previous visits to Mexico but this post will concentrate on the first time I had them on my recent trip to Mexico. The one thing that I was looking forward to on my return trip was the al pastor tacos. The al pastor tacos there are tiny and I can easily eat twelve of them which I did numerous times while in Mexico. The al pastor itself was cuts into thin slices almost like pastrami unlike the more typical strips. Cilantro and onions were put in a separate bag our first time around as we took the order to go. Green and red salsa were a most and I found both spicy though not as spicy as el Texano's salsa.The al pastor tacos there were probably my favorite during my whole trip and it was obvious that the al pastor was their main draw as there was a taquero whose sole task was to man the pastor spit.

The chorizo and steak tacos were also good but not as good the al pastor. Taqueria Mixe, unlike most taquerias , carried broiled chicken tacos. This was awesome when later on during my trip I wanted tacos but not of pork or beef. Taqueria Mixe also makes a sort of baked potato piled high with cheese, chorizo and al pastor. That's the preferred choice of my prima Karla.

All in all taqueria Mixe have always been dependable and good ever since my cousin first took me there 4 or 5 years ago. I hope I'm able to return soon.