TACO TIME: Tripa y Chorizo @ Los Cocuyos
This now legendary late-night stand-up only spot, located steps from the Zócalo, features every part of the cow you’ve ever heard of and a few you haven’t. It’s been lauded on TV by one vociferous food maven and for good reason – it’s top in its category. Try a taco of chewy but flavorful suadero – breast - or melt in your mouth mollejas – sweetbreads. Best of all, however, is the tripe, cooked until buttery tender in fat made smokey by the chorizo that bathes lazily nearby, then “refreshed” on the griddle to give it a crispy edge.
Bolivar 56, near Uruguay, Centro
Open daily 10 a.m. – 5:40 a.m. (i.e. all night)
Photos by Juan de Díos