82.4 F
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Feel brave enough to eat an eyeball taco? Mérida’s taco festival has you covered

Latest headlines

Scientists warn some types of sargassum could impact on human health

Large amounts of sargassum are now washing a shore in locations previously relatively untouched by the algae, such as the theme...

The sights, sounds, and flavors of vibrant Chinatown in CDMX

Mexico City’s Chinatown is crowded, frenzied, and chaotic — but in an oddly great sort of way.

Mérida, but not the Caribbean resorts, named in Airbnb survey

Mérida Yucatán is one of the oldest cities on the American continent and boasts the oldest cathedral on the continent’s mainland....

Yucatán goes from 0 to 78 daily COVID cases in 6 weeks

The Yucatán health ministry reported 78 new COVID infections, the highest number of daily new cases since March.
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
If eyeball or brain tacos are not your thing, don’t worry, several other types like pastor and chorizo will also be on offer. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht

Taco connoisseurs are prepreparing to host Mérida’s Festival del Taco. 

The event centered around Mexico’s most famous culinary export will be held at Mérida’s Railroad Museum from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, and Sunday, Nov. 28. 

Organizers say that a wide variety of tacos will be served. These will include both fairly common types such as pastor and cochinita, but also some more “exotic” types such as tacos de ojo (eyeball tacos) and tacos de seso (filled with cow brains). 

The event will also include a market with stands selling craft beer, desserts, and several other products including honey and artisanal salsas. 

Earlier: ‘Queen’ of cochinita awarded the Jaguar del Turismo award

The official name of the event, “Tacocardia Festival del Taco” is a play on words as taquicardia in Spanish means Tachycardia. This refers to an abnormally fast heart rate characteristic of poor cardiovascular health — a pun not unlike that of the “Heart Attack Grill” restaurant chain in the United States. 

Organizers say that they hope the event will draw thousands of taco fans from Mérida and beyond. 

The festival comes on the heels of a growing number of similar events which are beginning to return to Yucatán’s capital after a prolonged absence necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Despite the fact that Yucatán is now green on Mexico’s epidemiological COVID-19 traffic light system, the use of facemasks and social distancing remain obligatory. 

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

New augmented reality app tells the story of Mérida’s iconic corner plaques

Mérida´s municipal government is launching a new mobile phone application to tell the story of the city’s iconic Centro corner plaques.

Tortas in the Park: Family carries on the tradition for 63 years 

Taqueria Don Beto in Parque Las Américas. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Strolling through charming Parque de...

Kankí, the Maya city where the stone eyes of ancient gods burn as hot as the sun

Kankí may be only 10 miles or so from the Mérida-Campeche highway, but feels a world away.

La Plancha park project moves forward with a huge budget

Government officials announced an agreement to make the La Plancha land 100% parkland. Photo: Contributed The park that...

Court sets limits for ‘racist’ immigration checkpoints in Mexico

Mexican soldiers review documents at a Zacatecas checkpoint in March. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP via Getty Images

You won’t miss the meat or dairy in these recipes from Yucatán

Vegan, vegetarian and plant-based lifestyles are easy to enjoy, despite living in meat-centric Yucatán.  Now that we’ve listed our...

Yucatán COVID patient 1st to die in 49 days

Coronavirus cases rose steadily in a week that ended with Yucatán's first COVID fatality since April 2. A...

Expats in Mexico face impossible deadline to comply with new tax law

Taxpayers in Mérida wait for their numbers to be called at the SAT office. Photo: File A tax...

What is the Loop Current and how does it affect hurricanes on the Yucatán Peninsula?

A current of warm tropical water is looping unusually far into the Gulf of Mexico for this time of year, with the power to turn tropical storms into monster hurricanes.

Izamal revamps its infrastructure while seeking investment

A walking tour of Izamal includes Mayor Warnel May Escobar and Yucatán Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal. Photo: Courtesy