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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 »

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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, DF is a city of contrasts where good taste in coffee still exists. Continue »

Mexico City
La Joya: Hangover Helper

Mexican diners offer a place for many in the capital to go for simple eats, often for people struggling to make ends meet. The key is to look for a crowded lunch bar lined with clients downing food before they have to head back for work. Continue »

Mexico City
Tacos Lolita: Head Case

As with so many of the world’s great cuisines, Mexican cooking makes the most of every part of the animal, and for many of us culinary adventurers, beef cabeza, or head, is the source of some of the tastiest meat you can find in a tortilla. Continue »

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San Francisco: Dining across State Lines

True to its name, Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is full of history everywhere you look. Walking its cobblestone streets guarded by historic buildings, some 500 years old, is always a great learning experience for us. Continue »

Mexico City
Los Parados de Don Pepe: Taco Grande

In our recent explorations of Mexico City’s Azcapotzalco neighborhood, we were taken to a taquería that was going to “blow our minds,” according to our host. Continue »

Mexico City
Don Lázaro El Viajero: Lunch School

In the tale of Don Lázaro El Viajero, a Spanish Jew named Lázaro L. Torra, escaping the fascist advance in that nation’s civil war, fled in 1939 to Mexico City – one of tens of thousands that then-President Lázaro Cárdenas invited to find refuge in Mexico amid the black conflict of that war. Continue »

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El Dux de Venecia: The Dukes of Bar Food

Visiting establishments with a lot of history always warms the cockles of our heart – even more so when that establishment is the oldest surviving cantina in the city. Continue »

Mexico City
Gran Cocina Mi Fonda: Blessed Are the Paella Makers

In recent years, downtown Mexico City’s once grimy Centro Histórico has undergone a remarkable transformation. Continue »

Mexico City
CB on the Road: The Seven Moles of Oaxaca

The word mole comes from the Nahuatl molli, which means “mixture,” and is used to refer to a number of sauces prepared all over Mexico. Continue »

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