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A plate of beef tacos and toppings on a wood table at Mesón Taurino in Mexico City

Mesón Taurino


San Angel

$$$$Perfect For:Lunch
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There aren’t really any great restaurants within walking distance of the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, but a 10-minute Uber ride will get you to Mesón Taurino, a legendary meat-heavy spot. Their signature dish is the Tanda de Gaoneras: thinly-sliced beef tacos with the optional (but totally-worth-it) add-on of guacamole, chopped onion, and cilantro. These are some of the best beef tacos in town—and everyone knows it—so try to avoid coming between 3-5pm when it’s packed. As well as those tacos, get an order of the queso fundido con chistorra and the frijoles charros for the table. If you’re there on a Saturday, check out the nearby Bazar del Sábado in San Angel and grab an ice cream while wandering around.

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