- $12 for $20 worth of Mexican food for parties of two or more
One of the more remarkable dishes on the menu at Tenango's Taqueria is the chilies en nogada. Often associated with the celebration of Mexico's Independence Day in September, the specialty dish consists of a stuffed green chili blanketed in walnut-cream sauce, then sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. It integrates the three colors of the Mexican flag and is a source of pride for many Mexicans.
As such, the dish feels like a fitting symbol for this taqueria's menu. The restaurant's cooks honor the traditional recipes of Mexico, but trust themselves enough to serve inventive twists on the classics. Guests will find tostadas heaped with ceviche or diced octopus. Breakfast tamales fill bellies by morning, and barbacoa consommé warms them at lunch. And at dinner time, huitlacoche—a corn fungus known as one of Mexico's most exotic and tasty delicacies—is melted inside quesadillas, never your shoes.