Chintololo Taco Festival in Azcapotzalco: date, activities and cost

Chintololo Taco Festival in Azcapotzalco: date, activities and cost
Chintololo Taco Festival in Azcapotzalco: date, activities and cost
Morning taco photo: Unknown Mexico

Of pastorI suggest heartycarnitas or birria. With or without a copy. Salsa green or red. Whatever the decision, the tacoan emblematic dish of the Mexican gastronomyhas conquered palates around the world thanks to its versatility and unmatched flavor.

To honor and celebrate the culinary tradition of this dish, the Mayor’s Office of Azcapotzalco will carry out the Chintololo Taco Festivalan event where the most outstanding local taco shops will present their exquisite gastronomic creations.

The event will feature the participation of the most prominent taco masters and establishments in the city. You will be able to enjoy a wide variety of tacos in all their imaginable forms, from traditional recipespassing through innovative exotic fusions to the gourmet and of course, accompanied by various sauces and accompaniments.

  • Place: Parque Tezozomoc Located on Manuel Salazar without number, Hacienda del Rosario, Prados del Rosario.
  • Date: the next July 13th and 14th of this year.
  • Time: from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • Cost: Free admission. However, consumption within the event is around 150 to 200 pesos per person on average.
  • How to get: Take her Metro Line 6 from Mexico City. Once on this section of the STC, you simply have to get off at the station The rosary and walk about 10 minutes until you reach Tezozómoc Park, where the event will take place.
(Image: X/@AzcapotzalcoMx)

The word “taco” has its origins in the language Nahuatlspoken by the Aztecswhere “tlahco” means “half” or “in the middle,” referring to the way the ingredients are placed in the center of the tortilla. This term evolved into Spanish as “taco,” and over time acquired its current connotation in Mexican cuisine.

Originally, tacos were staple foods used by civilizations natives to transport food in a practical way. Although an exact date cannot be specified, it is known that the Aztecs already consumed tortillas filled with various ingredients as fish, insects and beans. The arrival of the Spanish people in it century XVI It brought with it new ingredients such as pork and beef, combinations that gave rise to the development of contemporary tacos.

The cultural impact of the dish in Mexico is profound and multifaceted. More than just a food, the taco is a symbol of the National identity and an expression of the country’s culinary richness. Each Mexican region has its own version, from tacos to basket In Mexico City, tacos de cochinita pibil in Yucatan, carnitas in Michoacan or roast meat in Monterrey to name a few

A delicious fish taco garnished with fresh ingredients – (Illustrative Image Infobae).

The term “basket” comes from two words in Nahuatl: “much,” which means buttocks, and “tololontic,” which translates to round. The combination of these words is interpreted as meaning round buttocks, a description that was initially meant to be mocking.

The history of the term indicates that it arose as a mockery towards peasants. tepanecas who continued to reside in Azcapotzalco after the defeat of their people. Due to their agricultural work, in which they spent much of their time crouching, when the air settled under their clothes, their legs and buttocks seemed to swell, which gave them the appearance described by the word.

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