Food / Drink, Tijuana
This fresh hot bag of churros cost $1.00 and is also sold from little carts on the streets of Tijuana. Churros are strips of dough fried and coated with sugar. (Similar to sugar donuts.) They are most delicious eaten with a cup of hot Mexican Chocolate. Mexican Chocolate has a different taste from American Chocolate and should be tried. A wonderful way to reach back through history and experience a slice of life before the Conquistadores arrived.
On the corner of this side-street off Calle 1 in the Pedestrian section, I saw this fruit cart and thought to share it with you. Many tourist are afraid to eat anything in Tijuana and of course I wouldn't try to change their minds. However, this cart full of fruit and fruit juices is popular with the people who work in and around the area. A healthy fast food stand, so to speak. The fruit is packaged in a convenient way, allowing the purchaser to continue along their walk with a juicy, refreshing snack.
Some of the fruits or juices may seem exotic, but there are the ordinary banana, pineapple and watermelon, as well to choose from for those not so adventurous as to try new flavors.
You can find a lot of various food sold just on a street including simple grills where they prepare meat and usually add some simple salads. Are they restaurants? No, no tables there. But they are the cheapest places to buy something to eat, I suppose. And you can see what you order and how it's prepared (no Spanish needed :-). Hygiene? Hmm... various - just look and... be careful.
Anyway... can you feel this aroma? :-).
From my friend Linda (lmkluque) from San Diego:
It is a "taco stand" selling taquitos on the street.
These are found all over TJ and are the Mexican version of "fast food". They are usually quite good and most popular for something to eat after a night of drinking.
Thank you, Linda :-).
They have "moving factories of churros".
Churros? What's that?
CHURROS are long rods of fried dough, sometimes sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. They are served with a milk-based hot chocolate. Churros and chocolate go well together.
No much needed: just oil, dough and this "churros vehicle" wow - equipped with a fire-extinguisher (safety) and umbrella (comfort). Add the owner/waiter. US dollars always accepted, sorry - no credit/debit cards, prices... not fixed. But cheap.
Btw churros are not uniquely Mexican, in fact,
they are Spanish
Thank you Nat (b1bob) for your explanations on churros :-)
When you cross the border into
Tijuana, you will see food carts.
Here will will find alot of the
"food vendors", and you can deal
with them. Whatever they ask, you
can usually end up getting for about
25% off their original price - HAGGLE
That is with the cart vendors only
Cafe's will not HAGGLE with prices ....
If they are cooking something, insist on getting the freshly cooked.
It is worth the wait to get hot food, not some that has been warmed up ....
They will grant you your wish for "fresh cooked", because they want the sale.
REMEMBER: HAGGLE, it's part of the game with the vendors on the street.
Traditional Mexican food varies from different regions in Mexico. Since Mexico also spans several climatic zones, the types of foodstuff available and the regional cuisines display much variety. While some dishes are laden with spices and hot chile peppers, some are comparatively bland. The Mexican diet makes best use of beans, maize, corn and even tomatoes and avocados. Meat such as venison, quail, turkeys and fish also find place on many Mexican dishes. Traditional Mexican food revolves around simple yet delicious ingredients - chiles, beans, tortillas, beef, pork and sour cream. Chopped lettuce and tomato are frequently used as garnish.
There are moving "boiled corn vehicles" in Tijuana as well. Hmm... do you like the boiled corn? As for me I am not a fan of it but... why not to taste it just in Tijuana?