Jalisco

Recipe

Birria de Cordero

Falling-off-the-bone lamb is stewed in a mixture of dried red chilies and Mexican spices. The final result is especially rewarding when eaten with a pile of tender corn tortillas and a cold, dark beer.
Paola Briseño González
3.12.18
hangover cures

Cure Your Hangover with Mexico’s Original Energy Drink

Egg-and-cheese is for chumps. Straight-from-the-udder raw milk mixed with booze is where it's at.
Lauren Cocking
1.18.18
Tacos

Feast Your Eyes Upon Mexico’s Most Underrated Tacos

The central Mexican state of Hidalgo is rightly famed for its tacos de barbacoa, but Jalisco's version is an experience all its own, packing slow-braised beef into crunchy corn tortillas.
Duncan Tucker
11.23.17
sandwiches

Meet the Mexican Sandwich That Has Brought Grown Men to Tears

Primera Taza’s lonche de lomo on birote salado is only available for one week out of the month.
Javier Cabral
9.15.17
tequila

How the Jalisco Highlands Are Reshaping Tequila’s Reputation

Terroir is just as important to tequila as it is to wine, and agave that grows at a high elevation produces a smoother tequila with more tropical flavors.
Natalie B. Compton
4.10.17
Mexican Food

The Best Carnitas in the Universe Are in the Highlands of Jalisco

Every bite is meltingly tender on the inside and deeply caramelized on the outside.
Javier Cabral
1.18.17
beer

This Strange Beer Cocktail Has a Secret Ingredient That Will Cure Your Hangover

Behold, the pachecada: a refreshing, soothing Mexican beer cocktail that is half tejuino (a pre-Hispanic, fermented corn beverage), and half Mexican beer, with fresh lime juice, and a fat pinch of chunky rock salt to round out the beverage’s strangely...
Javier Cabral
1.11.17
tequila

The Best Way to Drink Tequila Is Out of a Casserole Dish

Forget margaritas, tequila slammers, or the frankly terrible tequila sunrise. There’s a much more fun and refreshing way to enjoy Mexico’s most loved spirit: out of a clay casserole dish.
Duncan Tucker
10.9.16
Los Angeles

My Time as a Mexican Cop Made Me a Better Street Vendor in Los Angeles

Despite the hundreds of taco and bacon-wrapped hot dog vendors in LA out on a nightly basis, street vending is 100 percent illegal there. Meet this passionate street taco vendor who used to be a police officer in Mexico but now makes some of the best...
Javier Cabral
5.25.16
tequila

The World’s First Smoked Tequila Might Make You Forget Mezcal

The flavor is exactly what you would imagine: smoky, but a few degrees less smoky than some of the bonfire-tasting stuff you’ve grown to love—and, of course, definitely not as fiery on the way down.
Javier Cabral
5.12.16
mexico

Mexico Mourns the Passing of El Chololo, The Godfather of Birria

The Mexican state of Jalisco lost one of its most beloved culinary figures this month when Javier Torres Ruiz, who dedicated his life to making <i>birria</i>, passed away at the age of 74.
Duncan Tucker
2.29.16
tequila

Meet the Mad Scientist Behind One Of the Best Tequilas You've Never Tasted

To say that that Felipe Camarena of Tequila G4 is obsessed with making sustainable, near-perfect tequila—would be an understatement. Every single thing at his distillery serves an Earth-friendly purpose, and his tequila is amazing too.
Javier Cabral
1.9.16
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