Mexico City is huge and on our first day of exploring we needed a quick recharge midway through the morning. We decided to stop by Taquería Los Cocuyos, a popular street vendor serving tacos stuffed with all types of beef cuts. Thanks to a visit by Anthony Bourdain, this place has gotten even more busy from what locals tell me. But at this lunch hour, the crowds weren’t too large. We only waited for one group to order.
We were able to secure a small sitting spot next to the shop. Note, there’s no real seating here. People just stand and eat. But the people here are all accustomed to it. Sometimes politely giving you room. And although I couldn’t speak Spanish, the person taking orders made sure I was fed. Well fed. I think I had over six tacos, but not enough to cover the whole menu. Of course, they didn’t have two ingredient I was eager to try, the ojo and tripa. Next time I guess.
One thing you should be aware of is the street. The street is full of stores selling musical equipment. Shop after shop, whether they are selling instruments, receivers, or speakers, they are demonstrating their goods. Like loudly. So if you think you’re lost, follow your ears first before your nose. And then you’ll see the crowd hanging out at this taqueria.
Calle de Bolívar 57
Ciudad de México, 06000, México
Verdict: Definitely recommend a visit here.