TACO TIME: Tacos de Arrachera @ Los Picudos
Los Picudos, which opened in 1981, is a beloved institution in Del Valle. The aroma of grilled meat greets you from a half block away in this quiet residential tree-lined street. The usual bistec, costilla, chuleta and pechuga de pollo are offered but best is arrachera, (flank steak) chopped small with finesse. A huge molcajete of pico de gallo, a brick red guajillo and a green salsa as well as pickled onion with spiky serranos awaits to adorn these simple, honest morsels of smoke imbued carnivorous pleasure. That said, the rajas con queso taco is a good vegetarian option: the generous heap of asadero cheese is grilled with strips of mild poblano.
Moras 230 corner of Miguel Laurent Colonia del Valle
Open Monday - Thursday 1 p.m. - 1 a.m., Friday, Saturday until 2, Sunday until 12 a.m.