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Zurich's best Alternatives to the received Party-Mexicans

*This item is on 27. October, appeared for the first time. On the occasion of the Desperado bankruptcy, we will publish it again.

Until recently, the people of Zurich, Fajitas, Chili con Carne, and Burritos are typical Mexican dishes meant. However, these dishes belong to the American-influenced Tex-Mex Cuisine. In Zurich, the Desperado-chain and the Tres put Kilos, the first Mexican restaurant scene in Seefeld, long on such specialties. This fall, both of which are received in quick succession, only the Tres Kilos, now even the Desperado Restaurants.

The typical cuisine of Mexico with indigenous roots has much more to offer. Thanks to the Boom in the street food scene, the Trucks, like La Chamaca or Taco Lateral have outgrown a number of good Taco, as well as the restaurateurs Patrick Häberlin, which opened in 2012, with El Luchador the first authentic Mexican, is finally a new Generation at the Start. It is now a ums hand-made, special ingredients to Innovation.

Zurich's first precious Mexican

When Miguel Alvarado of his Restaurant, El Alebrije speaks, he uses the word "life's work". In fact, the native Mexican has been designed with long-standing Gastro-experience the restaurant from A to Z and installed them. The furniture he has crafted, the pictures on the walls have been painted. Sombreros and Ponchos in this Locally with a dim light in a circle 6 the same vain as striped Blankets. The Mexican mythical creatures, an Alebrije is hiding behind a corner. After that, the Restaurant is named.

In the Alebrije, it is typical specialities of the country, of which most of the guests have never heard of. Photo: Raisa Durandi

Until this operation was prepared, passed more than one and a half years. Especially since it took a while to Elia Cordova, the Cheffe de Cuisine of the restaurant, as well as two professional colleagues had their work permit. The Wait was worth it. El Alebrije, which leads Miguel Alvarado with his business partner Monika Minder Bobak, is Zurich's first Mexican "precious"-Locally. It was awarded at the beginning of the week with the audience award "Best of Swiss Gastro". In the category "International" handed it to the second place – and a few months after the opening.

The small menu card of El Alebrije with prices in the middle Segment changes every three to four months. It is full with high-sounding and good-tasting dishes such as the Pambazo (a kind of Mexican Burger), Sopa de habas to benefit from (a Fava-bean soup) or Chile en Nogada; the breeding form of a pepper-type, which is filled with beef and pork. A unique dish, accompanied by a creamy walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Zurich best Mexican

El Alebrije
wine Bergstr. 107, CH-8006 Zürich
www.elalebrije.ch

The first precious Mexicans in the city is a real Innovation. There are typical specialities of the country, of which most of the guests have never heard of, to appropriate prices (starters around 25 Fr., Main dishes 50 Fr.); the supply chain of the ingredients is guaranteed, in part, by self-cultivation in Switzerland. Also worth a visit is the Bar. The Signature Drink Elmimo with homemade Tamarind puree, Mezcal, or syrup of figs (19 Fr.) tastes delicious.

El Luchador
Konradstr. 69, 8005 Zürich
www.elluchador.ch

Long held in this country, Fajitas and Burritos for "real" Mexican cuisine. This has changed with the establishment of the El Luchador 2012. The uncomplicated is considered to be a pioneer in authentic Mexico cuisine. Founder Patrick Häberlin was for many years for the former La Catrina responsible, a Mexican Bar in district 4.

La Guadalupana
Feldeggstr. 53, 8008 Zürich
www.laguadalupana.ch

in addition to the well-known specialties of El Maiz shop on Joseph street in Seefeld, the sympathetic of business, La Guadalupana. A goodly selection of food, Tequila and Mezcal, as well as craft products and invite you to Browse through. Recommended the frozen Tamales, with a corn dough and a meat or cheese-filled leaves of the plant are.

Tacolateral/La Chamaca
new locations
www.la-chamaca.com tacolateral via instagram

These two Food Trucks are the values Stops for Taco Fans recommend. La Chamaca is available daily at the Hagen holzstr. 65 and at noon on Friday at the Maag-Areal. The yellow Tacolateral-Truck has established itself in the Party scene, where he supplied regularly hungry guests. To know, where he keeps in each case, subscribe to the Instagram Account.

La Taqueria
Badenerstr. 138 8004 Zürich
Altstetterstr. 140 8048 Zürich
www.lataqueria.ch

Long, this lavishly decorated Taqueria, which was founded by a Crew of a Californian and a Mexican remained an insider's tip: The first branch is hidden in a courtyard in Altstetten. Since the second Locally located in the vicinity of the long road, on pilgrimage, half the town there. The selection is huge, the operation is fast, the atmosphere is loud and casual.

The Guacamole comes with food-insects, called Chapulines, into a mortar and pestle on the table. The only dish that can know most of the guests, are the Tacos al Pastor with pork and Tortillas made of blue Corn. They taste excellent. The Tortillas at El Alebrije are made on the spot by Hand, you can taste.

the features of the site, as well as the fact that a variety of Corn and Chili varieties are grown for the Restaurant – in organic quality in the Canton of Lucerne. "We see ourselves as ambassadors of a classic Mexican cuisine," says Miguel Alvarado. His home kitchen was very varied and cover the fish, the meat, the veg and even the insects kitchen. Before klisch formatted decorations gray to him, as well as Tex-Mex cuisine.

other Crews, and Bars turn on

Also in the bar scene Mexico is a breath of fresh Wind. Drinks at Mezcal or Tequila-based are becoming more popular. Recently, there are even local producers for Mexican food. In Altstetten about the tortilla factory Masamor recently went into operation. There Tortillas arise grains from freshly ground corn.

Signature drink: Mezcal, or Tequila. Photo: Raisa Durandi

These Tortillas are also used in the new La Taqueria on the Baden road, where the people are standing in line for Tacos, Quesadillas, or the largest Mexican beer selection in the city.

as for the taste, not set in the last few months, only the El Alebrije, but two Pop-ups a new benchmark. Best home cooking there was recently in Carlito's Güey in the North road, which was initiated by Samantha Meier. There was, among other things, Sopa Azteca, a soup made of onions, toasted tortilla strips, fresh cheese, or the fruit Hoja Santa.

Fast food, trendy decor: La Taqueria on the Badenerstrasse. Photo: Boris Müller

"It's definitely become easier to cook in Switzerland Mexican," said Samantha Meier, who was born in Mexico. Products such as limes, cilantro, or Avocado, you got 20 years ago, only in the globe, are today the Basics; in addition, several of the Comestibles-shops exist in the city. This has reinforced the Trend to cook at home Mexican to.

A Crew of a chef, Olivier Bur, in turn, served in January in the "Malacopa" precious Tacos with Rindsbäggli and sauces from Chili and Chipotle. Also dishes based on Moles – a variety of thick sauces, have tried many Gourmets, for the first Time.

Unpretentious: The El Luchador in a circle 5. Photo: Claudia Schmid

It was a good time for Mexican food, said Bur, who himself lived in the Yucatan and worked regularly at the temporary pickling is involved. "People are interested in like never before for variety and diversity." With over 300 chilli varieties and Thousands of variations of Corn, this variety is discovered in this country now.

worldwide there is a Trend for the kitchen, which was added in 2010 by Unesco in the list of world intangible cultural heritage. The Hype is fueled by a 28-year-old Mexican face. According to the in the spring of the published "World's 50 Best Restaurants"list, Daniela Soto-Innes is considered to be the best cook in the world. They celebrated in New York modern Mexican Cuisine.

There is no doubt that this colorful world is dealing with a myriad of preparation and interpretation opportunities in Zurich any longer.

beverage Trend Tequila: Discovered in the inter comestibles Shop. Photo: Claudia Schmid

Created: 27.11.2019, 08:33 PM

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