Machitos

One of the many tacos fillings available are machitos, which, depending on who you talk to, are either bull testicles or the small intestine of a sheep. One place to try them, chopped and cooked very well done, is at Los Parados, a long established taquería in Roma Sur, just west of Escandón.

Taquería Los Parados... since 1968

Taquería Los Parados

Machitos have a surprising amount of meat (to me), though it seems reasonable that intestines would need a little bit of muscle to move the food along. They’re cooked al carbon, on a flat grill over very high heat, resulting in tender and charred meat, with a surprisingly mild, but savory flavor.

An order of tacos de machitos at Los Parados

An order of tacos de machitos at Los Parados

The one with the guacamole is #600. Ok, so I admit, I couldn’t eat machitos without a little salsa!

 

México, D.F.

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