Mexican food is street food. Don’t let Moctezuma’s revenge intimidate you. Most of the tastiest Mexican specialties are cooked in the streets and you shouldn’t miss them.
My personal favorite is comal food. Comal is one of the many words in náhuatl that we use daily – like chocolate, tomate or mezcal – and it is a griddle where a ton of different things are done: tacos, quesadillas, tlacoyos, sopes, huaraches… and you should try them all! I love this type of food because, unlike most street food in Mexico, it is not deep-fried and for that reason it is not that heavy.
One of the street stands a.k.a. changarros where you will find delicious blue corn quesadillas and tlacoyos is Doña Anita’s. All the stews she uses for stuffing the quesadillas taste great, but my absolute favorite is the quesadilla de hongos con queso (mushrooms with cheese). She will ask you if you want nopales – cooked cactus – with your quesadilla and the answer should always be ¡Sí, por favor!