by The wanderer
Outdoor,photography,coffee, nature, food and culture lover; seeker of life's simple pleasures, traditional cooking and ancient homely traditions.
La Condesa is a trendy, vintage neighbourhood in the heart of Mexico City. It is the home to many bars, cafes, galleries and boutiques servicing both digital nomads from all over the world and design-oriented locals who love a vibrant place to call home.
It is also home to many old-school eateries which have stood the massive growth of this metropolis, the passing of time and the comings and goings of thousands of satisfied guests who become regulars at these comforting spots. A prime example of such eateries is Taqueria El Greco.
To the naked eye, this little hole in the wall is unassuming and humble with no decor, a small sign on the wall and simple laminated menus. However, as the evening approaches, it is easy to see the popularity of this place is because of the food. Groups, couples and singles line up to wait for a tiny table, takeaway order fly out the door constantly and locals come to collect dinner to take home to their eager families.
is popular for their simple Arab-style tacos - delicious slow-cooked meat shawarma style served in either tortas (Mexican baguettes), tacos, gringas (flour tortilla with the meat of your choice and grilled cheese) or fluffy pita bread. The complimentary sauces are fresh and a delicious way to customise your meal a little bit more whilst adding the level of spice you want.
Although tacos are the most popular menu item, you can also find slow-cooked beans, meat dishes and chicken dishes.
Drinks on the menu include soft drinks, aguas frescas (freshly made fruit water) and of course local cold beers. Food and beverage prices are relatively cheap for the location of this taqueria, the service and the quality of the food.
Tacos El Greco
is a great option for a casual meal out or as a start to a big night out in this hip neighbourhood.