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Nicholas Gilman is a renowned journalist and food writer based in Mexico City.

Nicholas Gilman es un renombrado periodista gastronómico radicado en la Ciudad de México.

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TACO TIME: Carnitas @ El Gran Abanico

TACO TIME: Carnitas @ El Gran Abanico

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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
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Special thanks to Andres Amor and Hilel Bistre

Dinner at Eight: Osteria 8

Dinner at Eight: Osteria 8

A Culinary Stroll in the Centro Histórico: Street Food on Calle López

A Culinary Stroll in the Centro Histórico: Street Food on Calle López