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HOW TO ORDER TACOS IN MEXICO CITY LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKIN’ ABOUT

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We asked Milton, our local guide in Mexico City, how to correctly order a taco from one of the city’s classic street stalls. This is a great question and actually complex to explain, but I’ll try my best! In Mexico, there are almost 70 different types of corn — which means there’s tons of variety in…

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO: MEXICO CITY TRAVEL

Welcome, amigo, to Mexico City! This city is full of culture, colours, music and delicious food, and to help you enjoy the best of “CDMX” (as the locals call it), we’ve got all your must-have info right here — straight from our local tour guides in Mexico City. From how to get from the airport,…

HOW LOCALS REALLY CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO IN MEXICO

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Dust off your sombrero, find a bar and celebrate with tequila or margaritas and a joyful mariachi band! It’s Cinco de Mayo, Mexico’s most famous holiday. But is that really how Mexicans celebrate the day, and what does Cinco de Mayo really represent? Here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo (courtesy of our local Mexico City tour guides) that…

BEST STREET FOOD IN MEXICO CITY: HUARACHES RAMONCITA

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The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local food stall Huaraches Ramoncita received top accolades from our Mexico City tour guides for the best street food in Mexico City in 2018, for their huaraches. One hundred years of history can’t be wrong and when…

HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL MEXICAN HUARACHES

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Historically, corn was an important source of food in Mexico. Together with beans, chili and Nopal cactus, corn was a stable in the majority of Mexican diets. Huarache (meaning ‘sandal,’ because of its shape) is a traditional dish in Mexico. The story began in 1895 when Mexico City was once covered with canals, like Venice. People…

THE MYTH AND MAGIC OF MARIACHI IN MEXICO

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Mariachi has a special place in my heart; in part, because it reminds me of my grandfather, in part because the music always sends a shiver down my spine. And also because I am fascinated by traditions. All my life, I have been surrounded by moments that led me to appreciate the magic and wonder that…

AFTERSHOCK: HOW A NATURAL DISASTER MADE ME FIND BEAUTY IN LOSS OF CONTROL

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In the name of food and travel research, this was to be my fifth visit to Mexico City. I had an invitation to stay with my good friend Milton Estrada of Mexico City Urban Adventures. Nine years before, on my first trip to Mexico City, Milton had been my informative and fun guide through the Museo…

WHEN THE DEAD COME TO DINNER: CELEBRATING DÍA DE MUERTOS

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Imagine you’re hosting a huge party. Everyone is invited — all the family members and friends you love will be there. Even the ones who are dead. In Mexico, this party is celebrated every November 2, when locals honour Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Locals believe that once a year,…

THE SWEET SIDE OF MEXICO CITY: WHERE TO GET THE BEST DESSERTS IN TOWN

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It’s impossible to think of Mexico and not think about its gastronomy. After all, the first thing most travellers ask when they arrive in Mexico City is where they can find the best tacos, where to get a nice tequila, etc. Yes, we know we have good tacos and we love good tequila. But Mexico is so…