Taco Count Update: 962

As the total taco count passed 950 over the weekend, it occurred to me that, perhaps, the final climb should be documented by mikesnotes. After all, a thousand tacos (and 0 heart attacks) is not just an every day occurrence.

I double-checked the math and figure that in the 8 months up through yesterday, the total taco count stood at 956. Lunch today was another 6:

  • 4 tacos from the taco de canasta vendor at ITAM, sold from the back of a bicycle. Carried in a basket (or canasta), these pre-made, tortilla-wrapped grease delivery vehicles rock because they’re tiny and cheap (3.50 per), yet taste awesome. The ones I got were filled with mashed potatoes. Add to that some grilled onions that are hidden below (you have to know to ask!) and this might be what they’d serve at a Mexican-Polish restaurant.
  • 2 tacos from Jovitacos, the ITAM institution. There’s something to be said for thinly-sliced grilled steak and onions, wrapped in a shell of crispy grilled cheese, with spectacular salsas. I’m still looking for new tacos to try, but the odds look good that these will be some of the best tacos I’ve had. We’ll have to wait to find out.

So the count now stands at 962.


México, D.F.

A Call for Mexico City Taco Recommendations

It is with sad hesitation that I must report: unless time comes to a sudden and spectacular halt, mikesnotes has a mere 46 days to go.  That means, of course, that it’s time to start posting all of the pictures that I haven’t gotten around to posting….

And it also means that my time in taco heaven is about to end.  In 8 months, I’ve scoured the internet, newspapers, and local magazines for suggested taquerías and asked everyone I can find for their recommendations.  I’ve walked the city north to south (yikes!) and tried every stall, restaurant, and street-side grill that offers meat in a tortilla.  Heck, I’ve even tried making my own.  

But, in a city with 27 million people and, it seems, an equal number of taquerías, there is no chance that I could really try them all.  I would appreciate your suggestions.  If it’s a hole in the wall or the second-coming of El Califa, mikesnotes would be ever-so-appreciative if you would leave a comment, here or on any one of the other taco-related posts.  I’ll give it a try.


Oh, and at some point in the next month, I’ll be posting my own list of recommendations.

The count so far?  951.


México, D.F.