No Name Flautas

I always ignored these seemingly calorie-laden bombs until I read an article asking famous Mexicans to name their favorite foods. That of alternative dramaturgue Jesusa Rodriquez was flautas. I had to find out more about them. They have since become my favorite antojito (corn-based snack). Elongated rolled corn tortillas (hence the name which means “flute”) are filled with potatoes, chicken, cheese or barbacoa (roast beef or lamb), deep-fried golden brown, then topped with sour cream and salsa verde, and sprinkled with grated queso fresco and shredded lettuce. I love the nameless stand, in business “bastante tiempo” (for a long time) in the Mercado San Juan Arcos de Belen, near the Salto de Agua metro stop. Enter at the first door walking up from Av. Arcos de Belén on Calle López; it is on the left after the tempting roast chicken. Flautas are $12 pesos each (about 60¢). Open daily from approximately 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mercado San Juan Arcos de Belén, near the Salto de Agua Metro Stop
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Opening times
Wed: 09.00 am - 05.00 pm
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