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Saturday, November 5, 2016

A Kiss from La Huasteca

La Huasteca is a region in Mexico that was once the home of the pre-Hispanic Huastec civilization.  It is located along the Gulf coast,  principally in the states of Veracruz, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosí.

Last night Alejandro and I went to a restaurant called "El Beso' (The Kiss) which is located in the nearby neighborhood of Roma Norte.  The restaurant specializes in the food of La Huasteca.

The decor of the restaurant is very charming.

 Decorations from the Day of the Dead were still in place.

We each ordered a bowl of tortilla soup, and we shared the "Huastec sampler" for two, a large platter filled with regional specialties.  The food, as in most of Mexico, is based on the corn tortilla with toppings or fillings of beans, meat, cheese and sauces, but it had a slightly distinct flavor of its own.  The meal was very tasty.

The neighborhood of Roma Norte is one of the trendiest places to dine in Mexico City, and "El Beso" is an upscale restaurant.  By Mexican standards the prices are not cheap.  But with the current exchange rate, our supper for two cost only $27 US.

"El Beso" is highly recommended!

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