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Paco de Santiago

Paco de Santiago

Francisco de Santiago ("Paco") is a Mexico City native who has a deep passion for his country's cuisine. He is also sort of renaissance man -- a former champion chess player, bullfighter and more recently, a professional gastro-guide. But these days, Paco focuses on the antojitos, or little culinary cravings of his hometown, which are a hallmark of a culinary tour of the city with him.

Food tours given by Paco de Santiago

July 15, 2020

CB on the Road: Panadería Díaz, Brothers in Bread

Mexico City |
Mexico City -- The day starts very early for Don Ponciano Díaz and his wife, Sara. It’s 5 a.m., and they’re already at their bakery, Panadería Díaz, which is located in San Antonio La Isla, some 73 kilometers from Mexico City. One pale incandescent bulb lights the space, and the large wooden worktable is empty – but not for long. Read more
December 19, 2018

Best Bites 2018: Mexico City

Mexico City |
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Mexico City -- The memory of 2017’s devastating earthquake still lingers in the minds of many in Mexico City, but perhaps the biggest challenge the city faced in 2018 was gentrification. Ambitious development initiatives have resulted in safer neighborhoods; however, the cost of real estate has soared, leaving many long-term residents and business owners at risk for eviction, particularly in the Historic Center. Read more
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