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El Beso Huasteco: Eastern Promises

La huasteca, a region in Mexico that extends through several eastern states, including San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Querétaro and Puebla, gets its name from the pre-Hispanic civilization that inhabited the area. Continue »

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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Mexico City's Top 5 Torterías

Taquerías are probably the most common kind of eatery in Mexico City, but torterías, purveyors of tortas, the generously filled sandwiches that come on bolillo rolls or the smaller teleras, are not far behind. Continue »

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A Slice of the Action: Pizza in Mexico City

Mexico City is indisputably one of the world’s great eating capitals, and one of its main draws is the astonishing regional diversity in the Mexican cuisines that are available here. But sometimes, the only thing that’ll hit the spot is a slice of pizza. Continue »

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Tres Leches: The Magic Number

Pastel de tres leches is beloved throughout much of Latin America, and yet its origins remain a mystery. Some people claim that it was first baked in Nicaragua, others that the recipe was first printed on the label of a well-known brand of canned condensed milk in Mexico. Continue »

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Comida Exotica: The Illustrious and Exquisite Mercado de San Juan Pugibet

The oft-heard quote from Pablo Neruda, “Mexico is in its markets,” is rarely truer than at the Mercado San Juan de Pugibet. Not only is Pugibet likely the only market on the face of the planet where you can pick up bok choy, ostrich meat, black-eyed peas and chicatana salsa (made from Oaxacan flying ants!) on any given day of the week – and, to be fair, that last one is probably hard to find anywhere – this downtown market is positively dripping in centuries of history. Continue »

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Angelopolitano: Mole Heaven on Earth

While its neighbor to the north is known as a melting pot, Mexico itself is a veritable queso fundido of ethnic and cultural diversity. The merging and clashing of the indigenous and Spanish religions, customs and ingredients have given every region of the country its own traditions, holidays and cuisine. Continue »

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CB on the Road: Sun and Seafood in Acapulco

Acapulco, the famed resort town of the state of Guerrero, on the Pacific side of Mexico, has been the most popular getaway destination for chilangos (slang for Mexico City residents) for generations. Continue »

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Mezcalerías: Where There's Smoke

Editor’s note: For our last stop on CB’s Global Bar Crawl this week, we’re pulling up a stool at our favorite mezcal bars in Mexico City, kicking back and savoring every last drop.  Continue »

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Cocina Vianey: Greasy Comfort for the Weekend Warrior

We’ve all been there. One minute you’re in a dive off Garibaldi Plaza watching your out-of-town guests dance with half-naked mariachis, and the next morning, you’re nursing the poor tequila-stricken bastards back to life so they can do it all over again a few hours later. Continue »

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Tamales: Good Things in (Mostly) Small Packages

As we mentioned in our piece about Rosca de Reyes, February 2 is an important date in the Mexican calendar – for Candlemas and, relatedly, for tamales. Continue »

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