In Mexico, tacos are usually eaten as a street food. It is not often that people make them in their homes as a dinner because there really is no point. Why? Well, in Mexico City, you can find a taco stand on practically every street corner. Just walk outside your door and, “Voila,” you’ve got a premium lunch, dinner, or late night snack.
In my opinion, one of the best parts of the taco experience is choosing what salsas you want to adorn your filling with. I am incredibly impressed by the extremely wide range of salsas that each taco stand has to offer. Sometimes, I feel like I frequent a certain stand simply because of the salsas they have. In Poza Rica, I got to try an unconventional peanut salsa on sopes, and one of the most notable salsas I ever tasted in Mexico City was this creamy chipotle salsa that this guy served with burritos, which are actually a very rare cuisine in central Mexico. But, in all of my experience at taco stands, one of the best things that I learned is that you don’t have to choose only one salsa. You can put as many or as few as you like. Hey, when you’re that girl who agonizes over decisions, the taco is the perfect solution. You can have it all. Every taco is a new palate that is ready to be accentuated with different colors and flavors. Every taco is a unique experience based on the fixings that you dress it up with. Yes, indeed the taco is my kind of food.