What is Atole?
Atole s traditionally made from masa (ground corn dough) that is boiled with water, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. You can also find other flavors such as fruit, rice, nut, or chocolate. It is typically accompanied with tamales, and is mostly drunk in the morning and in the evening. It is also very popular during Christmas (Las Posadas) and for el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Atole is of Mesoamerican origin and can usually be found at street stalls in Mexico.
Where to have Atole in Mexico City
1. Tamales Doña Emi
Dona Emi’s is a fourth generation family owned street stall/restaurant. They serve two sizes of tamales, both sweet and savory, and steaming cups of atole. Don’t bother going if you’re not there before 10am, because although they close at noon, they often sell out of those delicious tamales.