Best Street Food - 2009
El Huarache Loco
The only problem at El Huarache Loco is deciding what to have. Everything on its extensive menu — whether the familiar tacos and quesadillas, or the less-known gorditas and pambazos — is extraordinary. But you must have at least one of the dishes the stand is named for: a big shoe-shaped (hence the moniker) antojito, made with organic corn masa, topped with your choice of nine delicious preparations, including carne asada, potatoes with chorizo, the special chewy cured beef called cecina, and eggs with mole. Don't miss the lamb barbacoa, and try a side of nopales salad. After dining al fresco at one of El Huarache Loco's tables, you can pick up fresh vegetables and fruit or secondhand treasures, depending on whether you're there on Saturday for the farmers' market or Sunday for the flea market. Either way, you're guaranteed a good time.