Everyone has a happy place. Well, Tacos Lolita is mine. It’s a small street stand in the Roma Norte neighbourhood that has been serving exquisite steamed cow’s head tacos since the year 2000.
Don’t worry you won’t be seeing anything gross (like the cow’s skull quietly staring at you), all the meat has been chopped previously and is cooked on a steamer right in front of you. The meat is so soft and tender that it practically melts in your mouth.
Now… What should you order? I recommend you try the “tacos de maciza”, that means lean meat, no fat nor any funky stuff. Another safe option is “tacos de cachete”, they are made with the meat from the cow’s cheek (soft and savoury).
If you are willing to try something more exotic so you can brag about it back home, you should try “sesos” (brains), “lengua” (tongue) or “ojo” (eye ball).
You also can ask for “tacos de surtida”, that means a mashup of everything perfectly chopped.
All tacos are served with fresh onion and cilantro. Just add some lemon drops, a little bit of salt and some salsa.
The service is great, they are friendly and chatty. Keep in mind that street food stands in Mexico can’t sell beer (bummer…), just sodas or bottled water.