THIS Taco Stand In Mexico City Wins A Michelin Star & Writes History

What an incredible achievement by Taquería El Califa de León!

by Shreya Ghosh
THIS Taco Stand In Mexico City Wins A Michelin Star & Writes History

How do you imagine a restaurant earning a Michelin star to look like? Most of us might think of the places to look swanky and aesthetically decked up with the most beautiful decor. The menu is perfectly curated with the best dishes and loads of options to check out. Well, not all places with this prestigious honour fall into the mould of glitz and glam. Recently, a taco stand in Mexico City earned the remarkable Michelin star and wrote history to cherish forever.

Taquería El Califa de León Michelin In Mexico City Gets The Spotlight Winning The Star

Taking to the X platform, Obi Juan Jalapeño (@jaimeas2000) shared a photo of this famous taco stand.

It is an absolute moment of honour and pride for Chef Arturo Rivera Martínez and every staff associated with Taquería El Califa de León as they created history and enlisted the name of the taco stand in the list of places owning a Michelin star. Not every day do we hear about restaurants getting this recognition and it makes us happy to see that even the small eateries serving REALLY good food are getting fame and glory globally.

Chef Arturo Rivera Martínez has been awarded the coveted chef’s jacket on Wednesday. It has been a long time since he has been associated with this iconic taco stand in Mexico City. According to a report by CNN Travel, he has been cooking and serving tacos to visitors for the past 20 years.

Taco Stand Michelin Star
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Surprisingly, Taquería El Califa de León does not have a lot of options on its menu. The small taco stand’s menu features only 4 dishes. If these few taco options on the menu can win incredible popularity and esteemed name, we can only imagine how lip-smacking everything tastes here.

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Where Exactly Is This Michelin Star-Winning Taco Stand?

Herardo Jiménez (@HerardoJmz) took to the X platform to post a picture of the crowd outside the Taquería El Califa de León.

Everyone is now excited to visit Taquería El Califa de León and relish the specialties. You need to head to the San Rafael neighborhood in Mexico City to spot the taco stand. Even before earning the coveted star, the place was quite famous among foodies. The juicy meat stuffed inside tacos attracts customers all the time. Presently, after winning the Michelin star, the place is crowded with foodies and enthusiasts ready to indulge in a feast.

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If you are in or near Mexico City, make sure to visit the stand ASAP and check out what’s the hype all about.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Herardo Jiménez (@HerardoJmz)

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