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Cheap Eateries in Mexico City

by Sam Bennett

About Mexico City

Mexico City is a highly-populated capital city of Mexico, affectionately known among locals as “The city of palaces”. Nestled between magnificent snow-capped mountains, Mexico City is the most visited tourist attraction in Mexico. Further, the city is blessed with a thriving art scene, traditional cuisine, internationally renowned museums or art galleries. Undoubtedly, Mexico City is a pretty much food-centric capital city of Mexico, and its food culinary tradition is 900 years old. Mexico boasts to have the best street food globally, that lets you taste the country’s authentic tacos, tlacoyos, and tamales galore. 

About Mexico City

About Mexico City

Traditional Mexican cuisine generally depends on aboriginal staples like beans, chilli peppers, and corn. There’s no doubt that the city is teeming with a plethora of top-tier gourmet dining and reasonable eateries options. If you’re travelling within a confined budget and looking for cheap eateries in Mexico City, then we’ve compiled some cheap eateries for you, where you do not end up spending a hefty amount.

Cheap Eateries

Los machetes de Amparito

Undoubtedly, Los machetes de Amparito is one of the ideal spots for lunch, and they are way better than the Mexican styled subway in the city’s heart. The foremost Mexican diners offer appetising quesadillas that draw plenty of visitors’ attention. However, they serve up extra-long quesadillas I’ve never seen in my entire life, piled with so many toppings, and you can choose from a whole variety of toppings to put on and even can combine different toppings on one Machete. Furthermore, the quesadillas are much longer than 60 to 70 centimetres, and they only cost you under 5 USD.

  • Phone
    +52 55 5526 4028
  • Price
    2.75 USD – 4.96 USD 
  • Cuisine
    Mexican 
  • Location
    Calle Heroes 192 Colonia Guerrero, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City 06300 México

La Casa de Toño

La Casa de Toño is one of the most beloved Mexican diners, and the menu is brimmed with traditional local dishes that will definitely fulfil your appetite. But due to their increasing popularity nowadays, they are available in various spots in Mexico City. Your trip isn’t complete without tasting pozole, a hearty corn soup made with chicken or pork adorned with sliced cabbage, radish, avocado, and lime—further, it’s one of the best dishes for a hangover. 

  • Phone
    +52 55 5386 1125
  • Price
    2.45 USD – 32.96 USD 
  • Cuisine
    Mexican 
  • Location
    Londres 144, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

Fonda Margarita

Breakfast is the most important meal of your day. If you’re looking for a traditional homely Mexican day breakfast in Mexico Capital city, then you must visit Fonda Margarita. It is a small genuine diner serving traditional Mexican cuisine that will definitely fulfil your appetite at a reasonable cost. Further, Fonda Margarita is one of the oldest diners in the city, and the vibe here is comfy & pleasant. They never compromise with quality, and I am glad I found this great cheapest diner and fulfilled my craving with some delectable Mexican foods. 

  • Phone
    +52 155596358
  • Price
    3.95 USD – 5.92 USD 
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Latin 
  • Location
    Adolfo Prieto 1364 B, Tlacoquemecatl del Valle, Benito Juárez, 03100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

Taquería el Tacoton

Taquería el Tacoton is one of the most beloved taco spots in Mexico City and an ideal spot for vegans. Further, the menu is brimmed with a plethora of luscious tacos, such as Korean BBQ, broccoli and cauliflower tacos, lucy’s fire etc. You just need a couple of dollars to satisfy your appetite with mouth-watering tacos. However, Taquería el Tacoton was a bustling diner in Mexico’s capital city, and you need to be patient as you wait for your order. The tacos here are indeed delectable and are among the most mouth-watering tacos that I have ever had in my life.

  • Phone
    +52 55 4932 5120
  • Price
    0.75 USD – 3.92 USD 
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
  • Location
    Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc, 06760 Mexico City, Mexico

Churrería El Moro

Churrería El Moro has been the most popular diner in Mexico city, situated in the bustling high-class neighbourhood Centro Histórico. Furthermore, Churrería El Moro is open 24 hrs, and they serve different types of churros and hot chocolate. However, it is one of the oldest diners in the city and still maintains its traditional flair and low prices. Nowadays, they are available in various spots in the city. 

  • Price
    1.00 USD – 12.00 USD 
  • Cuisine
    Mexican, French, Fast Food
  • Location
    Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 42, Centro Histórico de la Cdad. de México, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, México

Overall

When we think about Mexico city, it’s not hard to imagine countless luxury shopping and markets, small taco stands, and chic cafes that line the city streets. Food is a way of life in the Mexican capital, and failing to stop for some street corn or tlacoyos on your visit is a major faux pas.

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