Huarache oval tortilla with toppings

What is Huarache?

Huarache is a thick tortilla shaped like an oval or the sole of a shoe, which is how it got its name (huarache means “sandals”). The tortilla is fried, and then topped with various ingredients, such as beans, meat, cheese, vegetables, cream and salsa. The dish originated in Mexico City in the 1930s, and is still most popular in its birthplace.

Best Huarache in Mexico City

1. El Huarache Azteca

El huarache azteca

El Huarache Azteca opened in 1938 by a woman named Carmen Gomez. She started selling tlacoyos, which eventually was nicknamed “huaraches” because they looked similar to thick sole sandals of the same name. The specialty is the Huarache Doña Meche with mole, shredded chicken breast and grated cheese.

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