Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Mexicans are obsessed with breakfast but a traditional breakfast in Mexico? There is none! Lamb? Take your choice of Barbacoa or Mixiotes - they’re both delicious. Tacos? Dig in - there are plenty on the street including this tiny spot on Calzada de La Luz. Tequila?  Well, we do that for breakfast too!


Getting it off the street? Here’s a short list of some of the best street food in SMA for breakfast.


Barbacoa: Rodriguez Brothers 

How can you find the famous Rodriguez Brothers Barbacoa stand in the congested, Tuesday market? Easy, just look for the busiest spot or follow your nose or hit up Robinson’s newest place this Sunday morning at 71 Insurgentes, just steps from my house.

Mixiotes: El Pato

This little bundle of lamb is cooked in broth and has such a rich taste that even I wouldn’t try to duplicate it. The meat is slow-cooked in a pit every night and the owner, Jose Luis, never buys a lamb that is over 6 months old so the food is consistently rich and sweet. I did not find it too rich to have a second helping however.

Only Jose Luis knows the secret blend of spices that makes it the best Mixiotes in SMA. At Calzada de la Estación #121 open Wednesday – Sunday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 

Chamorro: Las Marias

Las Marias got my attention because they’re one of the few places in SMA that serves Chamorro Tacos in SMA. The owners are from Queretaro and open their street side restaurant on the weekends. They also serve carnitas; one of our favorite breakfast foods. They taste different from the other carnitas - Apolo XI and Bautista Brothers - we know and love and thought that was reason enough to try them.

Next time around we’re going for the Guacamayas, a Mexican torta we ate at the market in Guanajuato, made by filling a bolillo roll with crispy chicharrón pork rinds and avocado and topping it off with spicy salsa.

This tiny spot is another great addition to the bustling, Guadalupe neighborhood.

At Calz de La Luz #41 open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.