There is so much more to Mexican cuisine than tacos. However, they are very much a part of the food scene in Mexico City, and I had to take Cliff and Jeramie at least once to a "taquería". So last night, for their first meal in Mexico City, I took them to nearby location of "El Huequito", a well known chain of "taquerías". Cliff is something of a germaphobe, so there was no way that I was going to take them some greasy "hole in the wall" or street stand. Ironically, "huequito" translates as "hole in the wall", but they were very comfortable at this clean, modern establishment.
We all had "tacos al pastor", made with pork sliced from the "trompa" or rotisserie, and probably the taco most identified with Mexico City.
It was the first time that they had eaten real tacos, instead of the travesty that Taco Bell serves up. We ate outdoors on a warm spring evening, and they enjoyed their first taste of authentic Mexican food.