I love Mexico for many reasons, but regardless of where I visit, every trip usually includes a sunset moment, a tequila session, the song Besame Mucho and tacos, plenty of tacos. Not just any tacos either, nope – Tacos al Pastor.
What is a Tacos al Pastor?
Besides delicious? The taco is actually fusion…Lebanese spices and pork meat grounded up are made into a large “meat” spiral then placed on a spit. Taquierias (taco restaurants) showcase them to entice patrons; it works for me. It is a most heavenly sight.
When ordering, you will be challenged as it is much different than Taco Bell, but you can’t go wrong with ordering a bunch of tacos al pastor with the works. The “works” essentially includes cilantro and a slice of piña (pineapple) usually found on top of the large spiral of meat.
No doubt it might remind many of the gyro, but the near bite size goodness allows you to order many… I’ve seen women, sexy Latinas, power down 4-5 without losing their figure… The stuff is magic.
Acapulco’s Tacos’ Tumbras
After attending the 1st annual Foro Mundial de la Gastronomia Mexicana (FGMG) conference in Acapulco and being treated to some of the most delicious cuisine Mexico offers, one night I still found myself on a quest for tacos. I still needed my proper late-night fix. Don’t judge, you will to once you meet and eat tacos al pastor.
We strolled in to Tacos’ Tumbras, a place recommended by a few folks and fortunately just a few minute walk from the famous Baby’O Discoteque. The no-frills restaurant, usually translating to delicious when late night taco hunting, was exactly that – delicious. Tumbras did not disappoint. Well, the Tacos al Pastor were divine. Sure, I wanted to deviate some, I always do, but the call for Tacos al Pastor is just too strong for me (someone who doesn’t live in Mexico). Maybe I need to rectify that or at least visit more often.
Stay adventurous, Craig
This post is part of the Mexican March Madness Series for 2014.