Dinner in Oaxaca
One of the perks of serving in Mexico is that I get a chance to enjoy some great tacos. One of the places I always go when I am in Oaxaca in Taqueria El Primo.
While they have lots of great options, perhaps my favorite is a plate of five tacos "al pastor." As is the custom here in the south, they are served with pork, onion, cilantro and pineapple. And yes, you read that right. Pineapple. Mixing the sweetness of the pineapple with the hot salsa makes for a wonderfully unique taste.
You can have them on either corn of flour tortillas. The ones shown here are with corn tortillas, but honestly, I like mine with flour.
Once you get your plate, you can then add whatever salsa, typically red or green, you desire, guacamole, pico de gallo, some lime and you're all set for the beginnings of a real taco feast.
With a soda, the cost is about $5.00 and well worth it.
But when you go, don't be a gringo and show up at 6:00pm. Get there after 9:00, sit and enjoy a soccer game with locals, relax, and talk with your friends.
Remember, while dinner is about the food, life is about relationships.
Take your time and enjoy it.
Taqueria El Primo
Calzada de la Republica
Barrio Jalatlaco, Oaxaca
Hat Tip to Joe Ramirez of MISSION Focused for the great photos.