In Pictures: Coyoacan

During the city-wide shut down for piggy flu, I had taken a few long walks, including this one to Coyoacan.  These pictures were taken along Calle Sosa, on the way from Plaza San Jacinto to the center of Coyoacan.

and one road...

The streets of Mexico City were quiet... a unique experience.

México, D.F.

Steak Tacos on the Cheap

On occasion, I take the metrobús home from ITAM and, when I do, I often pass by a park-side shack that sells steak tacos (map).  These tacos may be described as steak-and-cheese gifts from heaven, with thin sheetlets of grilled beef, melted queso oaxaqueño, warm corn tortillas, and creative salsas with cucumber, pineapple, radish, and something that might be jicama.  And although there are some upscale joints that do mighty-fine steak tacos, too, at 10 pesos apiece, about 70 cents, those here cost less than a fifth of the ones in La Condesa.

Steak and cheese tacos with salsa

Steak and cheese tacos with salsa

Granted, this little changarro may not be for the faint-of-stomach, as there’s not much in the way of refrigeration or seating (or running water); though, unlike most resorts in Mexico, you can watch the head chef and boss cook up some lovin’ on the grill right in front of you.  And the food will taste better here, too.

From the box to the grill to the plate to your mouth

Steak: From the box to the grill to the plate to your mouth

 

México, D.F.

In Pictures: San Angel

South of the center of México, D.F., along the western side of Insurgentes Sur, is the neighborhood of San Angel (map).  The relaxed atmosphere, colorful architecture, and open-air stores and restaurants make this colonia popular with both locals and tourists.  San Angel also happens to be near ITAM, where I spend many of my days, and I occasionally choose to walk through its cobbled streets to the metrobús on Insurgentes Sur on sunny days as an alternative to my commute to the metro.

 

México, D.F.