After shopping at Mercado Jamaica (we bought some Chiles Costeños and some Mole Verde en Pulvo - powdered green mole paste), we were getting hungry. Based on a recommendation from Good Food in Mexico City, we wandered north of the market to a side-street packed with Huarache joints and stopped at El Huarache Azteca.
Huaraches, named because they are shaped like the sole of a sandal, are masa pockets filled with refried black beans and then fried. They are then layered with a variety of toppings. Above is the Huarache Pueblerino, which boasts longaniza, nopalitos and queso fresco.
The other one we tried was the Huarache Granjero - topped with a massive slab of marinated, grilled chicken breast and drizzled with crema.
Both were good, but the Pueberino was definitely the winner. Here is a shot of their menu:
El Huarache Azteca
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