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Mexico City
Cochinita Power: Mayan Magic

Here in Mexico City, there are many restaurantes yucatecos that serve the cooking of the Mayan states, including two of our favorites, Maare and Coox Hanal. Continue »

Mexico City
Con Sabor a Tixtla: From Guerrero, with Love

Mexican cooking is clever. With just a handful of ingredients, each region of the country has managed to create a unique cuisine that reflects local lifestyles and traditions. This fact is made abundantly and deliciously clear at Con Sabor a Tixtla, a small, family-owned restaurant in Mexico City’s hip, vibrant Roma neighborhood. Continue »

Mexico City
Fonda Mi Lupita: Holy Mole

We’ve written about mole before, but it’s possible that there aren’t enough words to spill on such a complex dish – probably the most complex in all of Mexican cuisine. Continue »

Mexico City
Ask CB: What Are Aguas Frescas?

Dear Culinary Backstreets,
I’ve heard about drinks in Mexico called “aguas frescas,” but what exactly are they? Continue »

Mexico City
Paletas and Raspados: Cooling Down in Mexico City

Editor’s note: It’s Cool Treats Week at Culinary Backstreets, and for our next installment, we head to the D.F., where chilangos not only enjoy a wide variety of ice cream, but also get some respite from the heat with popsicles and shaved ice. Continue »

Mexico City
Café de Raíz: Veracruz in the D.F.

The cuisine of Mexico City has long been influenced not only by waves of international immigrants but also by regional cooking from around the country. Continue »

Mexico City
Marisquería El Caguamo: Downtown Seafood Paradise

A foodie friend of ours took us to El Caguamo – aka K-guamo – for the first time a few years ago, promising us that this was the best marisquería (seafood restaurant) in the city. And since then, it has become one of our favorite downtown stops. Continue »

Mexico City
Señora Ema: The Wild Brunch

The tianguis, or street market, has been an essential part of Mexican culture since pre-Hispanic times. In Mexico City, every neighborhood has at least one weekly tianguis, most selling produce, fish, meat and household goods, so families can buy all they need for the week in a single place. Continue »

Mexico City
CB on the Road: Seafood (and Hard Times) in Veracruz

Sitting on the boardwalk of Veracruz, about five or six hours east of Mexico City, we watch the blinking lights of shrimp and fish boats in the farthest distance, knowing our next dinner is on its way. Continue »

Mexico City
Best Buzz: Mexico City's Top 5 Coffee Shops

Like other cities around the world, Mexico City has been flooded with big-name chain coffee shops that charge exorbitant prices for a cup of bad coffee. Fortunately, D.F. is a city of contrasts, where good taste in coffee still exists. Continue »

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