We had our fair share of good food this past weekend. When traveling to a new city or country I spend countless hours researching where to eat and which places the locals recommend. I have a huge sweet tooth and I really love churros con chocolate. I discovered El Moro and the history of this churrería is quite fascinating. Founded in 1935 by Francisco Iriarte who was originally from Elizondo, Spain, the name is a reminder of an Arab called “El Moro” who would sell churros from town to town in a cart. I wanted to go to the location in the Centro Historico but the one in Palace de Hierro was much nearer to our apartment. With traffic being so bad here, convenience is everything!
Finalmente! We are finally here!
Nice clean design. That contraption in the background is where fresh churros are made.
So many choices. We opted for the Español because the thicker and sweeter the chocolate the better!
Fresh churros! Warm and crunchy.
Cutting them up to small pieces.
We are ready to eat! Carlo asked for his churros to be sprinkled with sugar. I opted for the plain version.
Mexico City is blessed with spring like weather virtually all year round; even their food courts are open air with a retractable roof in case it rains.
I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed with the chocolate. It wasn’t chocolate-y enough. The churros were wonderful – very crunchy and fresh. I think the churros con chocolate in Dulcinea in the Philippines and San Gines in Madrid are much better.
I spotted a nearby Quesería – who doesn’t love cheese?!
We also have a few friends from Manila in town. It’s great that our apartment is walking distance to so many restaurants. For dinner we went to El Bajío which is known for Mexican home style cooking. Carmen “Titita” Ramirez Degollado opened her first restaurant in 1972 teaching women the dishes she grew up with while living in Veracruz. The kitchen remains all-female and the recipes original. This is a great place to bring out of town guests to. The flavors are great and the prices fair for what you get.
Tacos here are so different from the US – simple and no frills. These were 👌.
Por su puesto comimos el postres. Of course we had dessert. Clockwise from top left, dulce de camote y piña (sweet potato and pineapple), chocolate cake which was sooo good, and plum pie.
Happy and full tummies.
We have family and friends who are planning to visit and there is definitely no shortage of good food here! We can’t wait to discover more.