Meet the Mexican Sandwich That Has Brought Fully Grown Men to Tears

Primera Taza’s lonche de lomo on birote salado is only available for one week out of the month. It is its own precious, beautiful, messy thing.
Javier Cabral

Feast Your Eyes Upon Mexico’s Most Underrated Tacos

The central Mexican state of Hidalgo is rightly famed for its tacos de barbacoa, but Jalisco's version is an experience all its own, packing slow-braised beef into crunchy corn tortillas.
Duncan Tucker

This Temple of Bones Is One of Mexico’s Top Restaurants

We spoke to chef Alfonso Cadena about why he lined the walls of Guadalajara’s Hueso with thousands of animal bones, and what happened when El Chapo’s sons were kidnapped at gunpoint at his other restaurant, La Leche.
Duncan Tucker

This Guadalajara Restaurant Has Raised Mexico’s Burger and Craft Beer Game to the Next Level

With most Mexican burger joints offering thin, tasteless patties with plastic cheese squares in overly sweet or crumbly buns, Pig's Pearls stands out not only for its commitment to premium burgers but also promoting local craft beers.
Duncan Tucker

Life Along Mexico’s Infamous Rail Tracks Where Migrants Hop Freights into the US

Where “La Bestia” crosses through Guadalajara, Laura Avila camps along the tracks and salvages trash to help her temporary neighbours.
Chris Donovan

What to Eat at a Lucha Libre Match, If You Can Stand the Insults

Walking into the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara, you’re greeted with delightful wafts of freshly popped corn and good-hearted jeers from the crowd.
Natalie B. Compton

Flaming Spiral GIFs Will Make You Want to Light Shit on Fire

There's no CGI in Daniel Barreto's mesmerizing experiments with fire.
Beckett Mufson

End Your Suffering at Guadalajara’s Best Mezcal Bar

Pare de Sufrir—or "end your suffering"—offers 70 brands of mezcal from producers around Mexico, including a special variety made with chicken breast.
Duncan Tucker

The Best Way to Drink Tequila is Out of a Casserole Dish

Forget margaritas, tequila slammers, or the frankly terrible tequila sunrise. There’s a much more fun and refreshing way to enjoy Mexico’s most loved spirit: out of a clay casserole dish.
Duncan Tucker

Everyone Drinks Vampire Cocktails Out of Plastic Bags in This Tiny Mexican Town

In San Luis Soyatlán, you'll spot dozens of people clutching plastic bags full of tequila-spiked crimson liquid, as if an entrepreneurial vampire had set up shop to supply his brethren with their daily doses of blood.
Duncan Tucker
Mexican Food

My Time as a Mexican Cop Made Me a Better Street Vendor

Despite the hundreds of bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors in LA, street vending is 100 percent illegal. We meet Alfonso Garcia, a passionate street taco vendor who used to be a police officer in Mexico.
Javier Cabral

Inside the Secret Facebook Groups Where People Exchange Sex For Services

Bartering might predate the concept of money, but these days, if you want a driving lesson from someone in exchange for half an hour with your body, you just go online.
Luis Chaparro