El Tizoncito Tacos al Pastor

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01/01/2020

El Tizoncito Tacos al Pastor

The history of this restaurant,  goes back to the year 1966, when Mrs. Concepción Cervantes, whom we affectionately call Doña Conchita, decided to venture to open a small taqueria in CDMX.

This great taqueria is located on the corner formed by the streets of Tamaulipas and Campeche in the traditional Colonia Condesa.

With constant work, but above all with the flavor and quality of its original recipe, this  was the first in a series of taquerias that would become the largest chain tradition in Mexico and abroad.

Without knowing it, the creation of Doña Conchita, the taco al pastor, became an icon of the Mexican food that has become famous all over the world.

There are already three generations, which, with their preference on the one hand and dedication on the other, have led it to become a benchmark of Mexican cuisine.

In a small store 6 meters wide by 4 meters deep, what would be the first branch of El Tizoncito was opened.

The traditional taco al pastor is prepared with pork loin head marinated in a secret recipe marinade, cooked 100 percent over charcoal. The meat is finely sliced and accompanied by its traditional green and red sauces, its characteristic piece of pineapple, onion and coriander (cilantro) and a squeeze of lime before eating.

Of course, now you can find any one of these restaurants in various locations thru CDMX, but the Condesa location is my favorite. 

Tacos, Mexico City’s most favorite and iconic food!

Tacos have evolved throughout history and are currently one of the most representative icons of Mexican cuisine.

Its history begins with pre-Hispanic cultures, having two references; the first mentions that Moctezuma used tortillas to hold his food, forming something similar to a taco. The second was that the women sent the men their food wrapped in tortillas.

Sometime later, according to the book “True History of the Conquest of New Spain” by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, the first taquiza was held during this time and was organized by Hernán Cortés, yes, him.

Over the centuries, the most famous tacos in our country emerged, in 1908, originating in Cuautla, Morelos.  Later in 1950,  the tacos de canasta appeared in San Vicente Xiloxochitla, Tlaxcala.

But it was not until 1966 that the king of tacos, the taco al pastor, was born when the restaurant “El Tizoncito” the Mexican version of the Arab shawarma, a dish made with lamb meat wrapped in pita bread.

Now that you know a little more about the history of this delicious food, go try it. 

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