I recently had a friend visit Guadalajara (Hi Kip!) who upon arriving, wasn’t quite ready to commit to street food. Understandable. I get it, Mexico has a fame for upsetting some stomachs, or Moctezuma’s Revenge as we know it.
Anywho, a great place to kindly introduce such innocent stomachs to street tacos is La Choza, a street cart a block away from bustling Av. Vallarta. La Choza serves top-quality gourmet tacos with veggie and non-veggie options. My favorite tacos are the mouthwatering quesadilla de Jamaica (hibiscus quesadilla), taco de vacio (steak tacos) and taco de atun (tuna taco).
I’ve given you three options, although be warned that these tacos are pretty big. Order one if you’re on a first date. Order two if you’re hungry. Three if you’re a heavy weight monster. Three is as many as I’ve eaten and food coma was real.
Remember to pair your tacos with some of the delicious salsas available on the salsa cart. La Choza’s crew has taken the liberty of labeling which salsa goes well with which taco, so you can’t go wrong.
Plan on spending around $150 pesos per person, depending on how much you eat. Remember to tip as the crew has a ritual every time coins clink on their tip jar. Hopefully, after trying these tacos, you’ll be one step closer for trying other street gems.
After your taco, head to Fat Charlie Speakeasy Bar, just a block away. You’ll be asked for a password to enter the bar. Be discrete and remember #whoisfatcharlie