TACO TIME: Carnitas @ El Gran Abanico
In every neighborhood in the city are found mini-institutions, the “greats” that only the locals know about, until word gets out. This huge, bustling purveyor of divine, carnitas - confit of pork - and other carnivorous delights, is located south of the centro, not too far from Mercado Jamaica. Customers spill out onto the street where standing-room-only tacos are sold and eaten at stool-less cafe tables. Jolly devotees revel in succulent porcine goodness inside accompanied by festive salsa music and picante salsa sauce. Surtida, which is a bit of everything and delicious, may be over the greasy top for some, in which case, a drier costilla is called for.
Taquería El Gran Abanico
Francisco J. Clavijero 226, between Gutiérrez Najera & Joaquín Arriaga. Colonia Transito Metro San Antonio Abad
Tel. 5740 2813
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Assisted parking available
Special thanks to Andres Amor and Hilel Bistre