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The Oldest Taquería in Mexico City Closes


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To little fanfare, Taquería Beatriz, on Calle Uruguay in the historic center, has dissapeared. It was a small place with one long table, serving tacos de guisados and open in the same spot since 1907, making it the oldest surviving taqueria in Mexico. Granted, it did seem that both the clients and the staff were no spring chickens, but it is a real cultural loss, as culinary and ambience-wise there is nothing to replace it. Ni modo...

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That's too bad. It was on my list for next visit.

Jorge Toledo, who writes about restaurants in El Economista, consistently included it in his end-of-year column listing the years best. Here is what he said last January about Taqueria Beatriz (my translation):

The best traditional tacos in the city are in Beatriz -- for 100 years at the same location (since the taqueria first open in 1907). They are prepared with extraordinary fat, warm, hand made tortillas, filled with ground chicharron, mole, barbocoa, moronga, and several other fillings, served with watery guacamole and green salsa.

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