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In Mexico, a modest taqueria is awarded a Michelin star

In Mexico, a modest taqueria is awarded a Michelin star

The restaurant has only four types of tacos and two sauces on the menu.

A modest neighborhood taqueriawhich offers only four types of tacos and two sauces on its sober menu. It is one of the first Mexican restaurants to be awarded a star from the famous Michelin guide.

He Caliph of Leonlocated in the central and traditional San Rafael neighborhood of Mexico Cityis one of the 18 restaurants distinguished with stars and included in the Michelin Mexico Guide 2024, the first dedicated to the Latin American countrypresented Tuesday night.

The taqueria that now has a Michelin star

The Taqueriawith more than 50 years of operation on the populous and commercial San Cosme Avenue, works in a small place where only three or four people can fit, eating in stands, while the taquero cooks the meats on the hot griddle and another employee prepares the corn tortillas by hand. “This taco shop It can be basic and with space so that only a handful of diners stand at the counter, but his creationthe Gaonera, is exceptional”, highlights the Michelin Guide in a presentation note from the restaurant.

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The taqueria offers only four types of tacos and two sauces on its sober menu.

The taqueria offers only four types of tacos and two sauces on its sober menu.

The “Gaonera” is a beef taco created in honor of the Mexican bullfighter Rodolfo Gaona, star of the brava party during the first decades of the 20th century, whose nickname in the ring, “El Califa de León”, also gave its name to the taqueria.

The tacos on the menu that won a Michelin star

The three more tacos The menu includes rib and beef steak, as well as pork chop, while the two sauces are green, made from raw green tomato, and red, produced from pasilla chili.

“The resulting combination is elemental and pure,” adds the Michelin Guide.

Restaurants that have a Michelin star in Mexico

The Mexican restaurants recognized with two Michelin stars are Quintonilby chef Jorge Vallejo, and Pujol, by Enrique Olvera, both in Mexico City. Of theThe other 15 restaurants included in the guide with one star, four are in the Mexican capital; three in Baja California (northwest); one in Baja California Sur (northwest), two in Nuevo León (northeast); two in Oaxaca (south) and three in Quintana Roo (southeast).

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