7 Tacos in Mexico City You Absolutely Must Try

We were told that in Mexico City, anything can be a taco. It didn't take long after arriving to find out how true that was.

Apart from enjoying meals at dedicated taquerias, it seemed like tortillas just came out everywhere we dined the way bread comes out in other countries. Want to make a taco out of your vegetables? You can do that. Want to make a taco out of your protein? Yep, that too.

In fact, I can probably count on one hand the number of meals we had in Mexico City where tortillas didn't come out, and that really speaks to how prevalent the taco is in this city.

So I went on a quest to eat as many tacos as possible in our nine-day visit and ended up with a final tally of 61.5 tacos (Angie and I split one). So in this one, I wanted to share a few taco styles you absolutely cannot miss when visiting Mexico City and, when applicable, give a few great restaurant recommendations as well!

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How Many Days Do You Need in Mexico City? – More is Better

There are many cities in the world where you can get a great feel for what it they're about while checking out a decent cross-section of highlights in three or four days.

Mexico City is not one of those places.

As a city of close to nine million (a metro of about 21 million) and a hub of cuisine from all corners of Mexico, we knew that this was the kind of place we would regret going shorter rather than longer. In fact, after spending nine days in the capital of Mexico, we only really felt like we were just starting to understand the city as a whole and could've just as easily spent even longer exploring more.

So in this one, we thought we would discuss how many days in Mexico City are a minimum, and how many you need to truly get a great feel for the city.

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How to Get a Reservation at Pujol for the Tasting Menu

Pujol in Mexico City is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the world, and with that fame comes the crowds. Reservations at this spot often book up months in advance as visitors and locals alike flock to see what the buzz is all about. (Our full Pujol review is available here too!)

As we were able to score a last-minute reservation to Pujol during our trip to Mexico City (quite literally five hours before dinner), we thought we'd share more about how you can score a reservation at this one both conventionally and using some last-minute tips and tricks like we did!

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The 6 Best Places to Visit in Baja California for Wildlife

Despite the land itself being primarily desert, some of the best places to visit in Baja California include the opportunity to experience incredible marine wildlife encounters. 

Many of these places are quite easy to access regardless of whether you plan only a quick trip by plane or cruise ship or want to make more of your experience by camping in Baja along the way. 

The peninsula itself is divided into two Mexican states that are creatively called “Baja California Norte” (the northern state that borders the US) and “Baja California Sur” (the southern state). 

And while there are several great opportunities to experience wildlife in Baja in the northern state, most of the marine activity takes place in Baja California Sur where the water temperatures tend to be warmer and more inviting to the animals that make seasonal appearances year after year. 

Jacquez Cousteau, the world-famous explorer and marine scientist, once called the waters in the Sea of Cortez on the eastern edge of Baja the “World’s Aquarium” because of the vastness and diversity of its marine life.

And the west coast of the Baja California peninsula bordering the Pacific Ocean also teems with marine life, most of which is transient and makes predictable seasonal returns to the waters where they were born. 

Without further delay, let’s get into the best places to visit in Baja California for wildlife encounters. 

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