Thursday, April 2, 2009

No Gas but Lotsa Tacos

On the way to Toluca from Santa Fe to get furniture, while going over the mountain we ran out of gas. Hey, I was not the one driving and.........apparently in a Nissan Tiida when the light comes on telling you are getting low on gas you are not low you are out and have about 1.3 miles to find a gas station. Did I mention we were driving over a mountain and gas stations are scarce in the mountains. The lucky thing was we had just crossed; therefore, we could coast a long way...did I tell you that gas stations are scarce in the Mountains, but food stands are not.

We were able to coast to a nice little row of taco stands. you can get tacos, quasadillas, bread, soda (they drink a LOT of soda here) and fried eggs.

So While the driver (who will remain unnamed) hunted down a taxi to take him (or her) another 3k to the gas station and back the kids and I got cozy at the Taco stand and had ourselves some taco.

So far I have found that all taco stands offer the same assortment of fillings. Chorizo, green chorizo, mushrooms, mashed potato, pulled pork, peppers and onion, some kind of greens, a cheese and peppers mixture (much like ricotta cheese) thin slices of what I think is beef, queso (cheese) and a few other I am not sure about. At some locations these mixtures can be cry or wet some looked dried out and some fresh. you can guess we went with dry and fresh. No gut rot here!

All these taco stand make blue corn tortillas ( I have to say I like them much better then the yellow corn tortillas). I have tried cheese, pulled pork and cheese, chorizo both red and green. We have had them as quesadillas and tacos where tacos are topped with cactus leaves (they are yummy) avocado a little cheese with a lime on the side and a red or greed salsa. Yum yum yum.

we have also had tacos at a few other stand and I have included those photos in this post too.


Maggie said...

Yum! I wonder how hard it would be to find (or have made) a giant round griddle for outdoors like that.

Shayne said...

I have seen a few of them here and there being used at taco stand along with beautiful mortar and pestles. I wonder how hard it would be to bring one back to the States said...

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