Thursday, August 5, 2010
(at a Comida Corrida by Metro Barranca del Muerto, Mexico DF)
Comida Corridas are all over Mexico. Basically, it's a restaurant with authentic Mexican home style cooked foods. Nothing really fancy, but kind of like having a lunch over at a Mexican grandma's house. These joints are occupied by all types of customers: people in business suits, students, and entire families. They are amazingly fast and inexpensive, costing about 30-50 pesos per person (about $2.00 - $4.00 usd). BTW, lunch time in Mexico is around 2-4 pm.
The menu format is always the same:
1st: consomme or soup of the day
2nd: rice or pasta
3rd: an traditionally cooked entree (think enchiladas, pork chop and green salsa, empanadas, chicken mole, etc) some restaurants change their menus daily
4th: Jello or Fruit
Of course this isn't all that's served. Each comida comes served with corn tortillas or bread, a large array of salsas, and unlimited agua fresca (fruit water).
So if eating grandma's home cooking turns you on, then a great option for lunch is the "comida corrida".