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J. Alejandro

Recent stories by J. Alejandro

February 8, 2020

Tacos Manolo: Singular Sensation

Mexico City |
By J. Alejandro
Mexico City -- Like many of Mexico’s best taquerías, Tacos Manolo greets its patrons from a block away with its alluring smell. But it isn’t the well-known odor of fired achiote on a swirling spit of al pastor or the equally recognizable heavy scent of bistek searing on a griddle. Read more
November 16, 2019

Legión Americana: From the Grills of Montezuma

Mexico City |
By J. Alejandro
Mexico City -- For the most part, hamburgers in Mexico City disappoint. The accepted bread-to-beef ratio is shameful, with slender slices of overcooked meat hiding somewhere within the pillowy fluff of too much bread. The stringy, flavorless beef underwhelms. Read more
October 26, 2019

La Gaspacheria: Souper Fruit Salad

Mexico City |
By J. Alejandro
Mexico City -- On sunny afternoons in the sleepy neighborhood of Narvarte, crowds of adults huddle around the glass counter at La Gaspacheria, eyes aglow as they consider possible toppings. While the scene evokes children at an ice cream parlor, the ingredients before them strike the uninitiated as a strange mix. Jicama. Hot sauce. Onion. Cheese. Orange juice. Read more
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