The Creators of the Taco Al Pastor: Eating at El Tizoncito

El Tizoncito first opened its doors in the neighborhood of Condesa in Mexico City in 1966. Like most places, this was a small family business that was able to grow and flourish with hard work, consistency, and the creation of one of the most iconic tacos in all of Mexico-the taco al pastor. From the constantly attended grill to the perfectly sliced pineapple on top, El Tizoncito created a masterpiece. Today, El Tizoncito continues to thrive after more than 48 years and three generations of family members.

Greg obviously could not pass up on the opportunity to order four of these iconic al pastor tacos for dinner, and I chose something I have never had (or even heard of before): pollo al pastor. Chicken lovers rejoice! I have always stared in amazement at Greg’s tacos al pastor wondering what that bright red/orange marinade tasted like and I finally know. Wow-it was truly incredible!

In a neighborhood that boasts some trendy and more expensive options, this place it truly a special one to us. And for the price point in Condesa, it can’t be beat! We also had the opportunity to talk with one of the workers and it was apparent that he takes a lot of pride in his work there and I would venture to bet that this is a common theme throughout this family-centered gem.

Original location: Tamaulipas Numero 122, Colonia Condesa, Mexico, D.F. CO 06140

Price point: $60-$100 pesos per meal

What to order: tacos al pastor, guacamole, nopalazo pollo pastor

Here is a video of our dinner experience:

 

Keep it kinetic,

Hillary

 

 

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