19 2017 Nov

Lunch Time at Los Cocuyos

Mexico CityTagged centro, food, mexican, street vendor, tacos, taqueria

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.

Taquería Los Cocuyos

Calle de Bolívar 57
Centro Histórico
Ciudad de México, 06000, México

Verdict: Definitely recommend a visit here.

Tres Tacos

Okay, so they don't have an entree of three tacos. This just so happens to be my choice of three tacos. From the top and going clockwise, what you're looking at is campechano (assorted beef), cabeza (cow head), and lengua (beef tongue). All of which were great and all of which made me go back for more.

$16 MXD each

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Cebollitas

Here's my second order of campechano along with some green onions. I don't know why I didn't ask for them before, but they do go well with all the tacos. Almost like a palate cleanser.

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The OxPosted November 19, 2017 By the hungry ox


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