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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Rosca de Reyes: A Tradition Fit for Kings

Editor’s note: Mexico and Spain unsurprisingly have a number of customs in common, especially during the winter holidays. This is the first installment of a two-part special on a sweet tradition that’s shared by the two countries, and the second will appear tomorrow. Continue »

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Best Bites of 2014: Mexico City

Editor’s note: The year is coming to an end, which means it’s time for us to look back on all the great eating experiences we had in 2014 and name our favorites among them.  Continue »

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La Dulcería de Celaya: Sweets Central

Editor’s note: It’s Sweets Week here at Culinary Backstreets, and to get things started, our Mexico City correspondent introduces us to one of the city’s legendary sweets shops, where every single candy and cookie is made in-house. Continue »

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Día de los Muertos: Grateful for the Dead

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), or at least some variation of it, has been an annual celebration in Mexico for over 3,000 years. During the Aztec period, it took the form of a festival in August dedicated to Mictecacihuatl, otherwise known as the Lady of the Dead, who was the ruler of the underworld and the afterlife with her husband, Mictlantecuhtli. Today it is one of Mexico’s most colorful holidays, encompassing popular traditions both old and new. Continue »

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Cafetería El Cuadrilátero: Torta (and Wrestle) Mania

Mexico City’s Centro Histórico is never a dull place. Combined with the massive crowds and the constant roar of honking horns, passing buses and shouting vendors, the sheer visual stimulus is enough to make one weak in the knees after an hour or so. Continue »

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Mariscos Frescos del Mar: Hoppin' Good

When it comes to finding new places to eat in Mexico City, we’ve learned not to be too quick to judge a place by its looks. A very good example of this is Mariscos Frescos del Mar, a hole in the wall we had passed without noticing many times before. Continue »

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Cantinas and Botanas: (Mostly) Free for All

For those of us who like a long, boozy lunch unimpeded by thoughts of going back to work – at least once in a while – there is no better place for it than a Mexico City cantina. Although they are mostly no-frills establishments lit by fluorescent bulbs, cantinas have as much personality as London pubs, Paris cafés or New York bars. Continue »

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