May 2017

Mexico City Street Food Tour | Club Tengo Hambre

Club Tengo Hambre | Mexico City Street Food Essentials Food Tour

One of the highlights of our Mexico City jaunt was a street food tour with Club Tengo Hambre ($90 per person). Dubbed “Mexico City Street Food Essentials,” the tour took The Astronomer and me, along with two other couples from California, through the Centro Histórico to both well-known and under-the-radar spots. It was a most delicious and delightful way to spend our first afternoon in the city.

Club Tengo Hambre | Mexico City Street Food Essentials Food Tour

While The Astronomer and I usually relish the spontaneity of travel, we opted for a guided tour because my friend Bill Esparza is one of the founding members of Club Tengo Hambre. I’ve traveled with Bill to Tijuana and Baja a handful of times and know his dedication to seeking out the best food anywhere. There was no question that this tour was going to be worth our gastro-real estate.

Club Tengo Hambre | Mexico City Street Food Essentials Food Tour

We started the tour in the center of town at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. Mariana, a food-obsessed former chef from the coast of Mexico, served as our guide. In addition to leading us to street food gems, she was awesome to talk to for a local perspective on all things Mexico City.

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May 2017

El Borrego Viudo – Mexico City

El Borrego Viudo - Mexico City

Following our new Nordic Mexican feast at Chef Edgar Nuñez’s Sud 777, The Astronomer and I headed to El Borrego Viudo for a gratuitous dose of late night tacos.

El Borrego Viudo - Mexico City

As soon as our car pulled up to the storefront, an army of taqueros ushered us to a table inside. We grabbed two seats for a front-row view of the fluorescent-lit, frenetically-paced scene.

Pro tip: For revelers on the go, tacos can also be brought to your car just as fast as you can say por favor.

El Borrego Viudo - Mexico City

The menu, a list of piggy parts from snout to tail, was easy to navigate with a little help from our friend Google.

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May 2017

Sud 777 – Mexico City

Sud 777 - Mexico City

The Astronomer and I escaped to Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX) this past weekend. With June under the care of her amazing grandparents, we had 50 hours to paint the town rojo. And paint the town rojo we did…

As soon as our plane touched down just after 5 PM, we navigated the city’s metro system to our hotel and Uber’d to dinner soon after.

Sud 777 - Mexico City

At the recommendation of my trusted friend Bill, we dined at Sud 777 for our first meal in the city. Here, chef and co-owner Edgar Nuñez serves his take on Mexican cuisine in a gastronomical oasis just south of the city center (hence, the restaurant’s name).

Prior to opening Sud 777, Chef Nuñez staged at some of the finest restaurants in the world including El Bulli in Spain, Paul Bocuse’s restaurants in France, and Noma in Denmark. The Chef’s reverence for Mexico’s local flavors and ingredients, coupled with his global training, have influenced his cooking at every turn.

Sud 777 - Mexico City

The Astronomer and I both ordered the evening’s tasting menu (950 pesos) with wine pairings (450 pesos). First up were two small bites: a trout roe tart with agave syrup and an earthy-bitter wafer of avocado, basil, and green tea.

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