Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mexico City - El Huarache Azteca

After shopping at Mercado Jamaica (we bought some Chiles Costeños and some Mole Verde en Pulvo - powdered green mole paste), we were getting hungry. Based on a recommendation from Good Food in Mexico City, we wandered north of the market to a side-street packed with Huarache joints and stopped at El Huarache Azteca.

Huaraches, named because they are shaped like the sole of a sandal, are masa pockets filled with refried black beans and then fried. They are then layered with a variety of toppings. Above is the Huarache Pueblerino, which boasts longaniza, nopalitos and queso fresco.

The other one we tried was the Huarache Granjero - topped with a massive slab of marinated, grilled chicken breast and drizzled with crema.

Both were good, but the Pueberino was definitely the winner. Here is a shot of their menu:

El Huarache Azteca
Torno 154
Col. Artes Gráficas
Mexico, D.F.

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