I rank Mexico #1 in terms of food in Latin America. I mean, they have T.J.I. Fridays and Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant!
All kidding aside the food really is tremendous. It is distinctly Mexican unlike in Argentina where they are known for Italian food and beef. Or Brazil where the staple is a tasteless farofa and Colombia/Venezuela with the bland arepas. Peru is pretty good though. But with Mexico even the poor man's set meal is delish.
I ate well, saving my cash with budget accommodations which are also more social and fun. With this tradeoff I often ate out at top restaurants with great food and atmosphere. I ate at the budget options too.
At Cafe Tacuba, a famous old fashion restaurant in Mexico City, I ordered the Mole Poblano. As one of the more labor intensive dishes to prepare its cooked with dozens of ingredients from chile to chocolate.
. What you see below is the "Hierba santa rellena de quesillo y queso de cabra con salsa de miltomate." which translates to…..a leaf stuff with local cheese around a tomato fruit based sauce.
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