When the sun goes down and it’s 11pm and you’re starving in Mexico City, what do you do? You go out for the best late night street tacos. I was in Mexico City for 2 weeks and we went out almost every night to try out a different taco spot to curate this list of the 5 best late night taco spots in Mexico City.
Hands down the best late night tacos that I had in Mexico City. You can pick from 3 taco options: chicharrón, trompo (al pastor), and res. And then if you want it on a corn tortilla, flour tortilla, or tostada. The chicharrón is SO good but it’s fatty and flavorful so I liked to pace myself with a trompo taco in between. Loved dressing the tacos with the 5 different sauces they bring to your table too!
WHAT TO ORDER: Chicharrón tacos (30 pesos)
OPEN UNTIL: 1am on Saturday & Tuesday, 3am on Wednesday, 5am Thursday – Friday.
Insurgentes Sur 253, Roma Nte., 06700
By day this is a car repair shop and by night it’s a poppin’ late night taco stand. They set up two al pastor spits to handle the crowds and there’s a line of cars with to-go orders so you know it’s good. We also noticed the locals ordering plates of charred onions to snack on, which were delicious.
WHAT TO ORDER: Al pastor tacos (12 pesos)
OPEN UNTIL: 3am on Monday – Thurs, 5am on Friday & Saturday, 12am on Sunday.
Avenida Universidad, Narvarte Poniente, 03020
We walked by this place many times but never stopped to look and then Chef Rick from La Condesa told us to go here. You know a place is good when it’s PACKED at midnight and then you see this giant pot filled with all kinds of meat. He didn’t tell us what to get but I love tripas so we ordered tripas (fried small intestines), lengua (tongue), and a couple of other kinds. The tripas was heavenly.
WHAT TO ORDER: Tripas tacos (17 pesos)
OPEN UNTIL: 5:45am every day.
7ᵃ̵ Calle de Bolívar 54-56, Centro Histórico, 06000
TACOS LOS GÜEROS
Tacos Los Güeros was recommended by our Eat Mexico tour guide, Ubish. While it closes early at 8pm, the pastor, suadero, and tripas tacos at Tacos Los Güeros were really good. We still love the tripas tacos at Los Cocuyos more.
WHAT TO ORDER: pastor, suadero, and tripas (12 pesos each)
OPEN UNTIL: 8pm every day
Sur 103 401, Héroes de Churubusco, 05200
Los Sifones is unique for their square corn tortillas. We ordered both the al pastor and beef tacos – al pastor was flavorful and the portion was generous. Skip on the beef tacos.
WHAT TO ORDER: Al pastor taco (30 pesos)
OPEN UNTIL: 1AM
Av. Division del Nte. 2804, Parque San Andrés, 04040
* We also ate at El Tizoncito but it wasn’t that good.