But my biggest reason for returning to the fair was to sample the international foods offered in the food tent. Last Saturday the line to get into the tent was ridiculously long. Today, even though there were a lot of people, there was no wait to enter.
The food tent covers most of the Plaza of Santo Domingo which is just a few blocks away from the Zócalo.
Portugal had a lot of port wine for sale.
My first purchase was at the El Salvador booth where I tried a "pupusa", a thick, corn tortilla stuffed with a savory filling.
At the Argentinian booth I had a "choripán", a chorizo sausage in bun with "chimichurri" sauce.
Before I got too full, I wanted to try out the Swiss booth. (After all, Switzerland is one of my ancestral homelands.) The lady, who is obviously not Swiss, is holding a sign saying,
"I'm not leaving the fair without my veal sausage."
So, that's what I ordered.
From Vietnam I had a baguette with roast pork.
The booth from Denmark was offering Danish beer and Danish pastry.
I had a pastry for dessert.
Finally, to drink I ordered a refreshing "agua de maracuyá" made with a tropical, South American fruit.
Which was the best? I liked everything, but my favorite was the "choripán" from Argentina. The fair runs until April 29th, so there is a good chance that I will return again for lunch and perhaps order something a bit more exotic.