Posts Tagged: tacos

Baja Fish Tacos

Born in Ensenada of Debated Origins By Chris Mejia Arguably the only of Mexico’s tacos whose origin can be legitimately claimed by the northern coastal state of Baja California, the exact genesis of the iconic battered-and-fried fish taco is something of local lore, and often fiercely debated by food historians and locals alike. While most… Read more »

Tacos Al Pastor

Mexico’s Most Popular Street Tacos Borrow from Lebanese Heritage Cuisine By Chris Mejia Thin layers of marinated pork stacked high onto a vertical rotisserie spit and slow roasted until the outer layers become caramelized, then carved right from the turning spit into warm corn tortillas, create tacos al pastor, Mexico’s most ubiquitous street tacos. Despite… Read more »

Carnitas: A Mexican Heritage Dish for Festive Occasions

The History of Carnitas & A Guide for Ordering By Chris Mejia With a history that harkens back before the founding of Mexico, carnitas (which literally means “little meats”) is one of Mexico’s most celebrated gastronomic traditions. Carnitas is a dish prepared by slow braising various cuts of the pork in its own lard, a… Read more »

Buen Provecho: Tras/Horizonte

Tras Horizonte

By Jennifer Kramer Kokopelli tacos has been a locals’ favorite in Tijuana for years. In true bootstrapping fashion, they started with humble beginnings as a street taco cart in 2012. Their gourmet tacos were a hit and they soon opened up a small permanent location—a place where hip Tijuanenses would go to nosh on gourmet tacos… Read more »

Recipe: Beer-Battered Fish Tacos

fish tacos recipe

  If you can’t make it down to Baja, these fish tacos are a great way to bring Baja right to you. Our whole staff makes these at home and the recipe was provided by our own DBTC staffer, Monica Garcia. We can almost feel the ocean breeze and the sound of mariachis as we dig… Read more »