El Hidalguense

Mexican in Mexico City

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Slow-cooked over aged oak wood in an underground pit, the Hidalgo-style barbacoa at this family-run eatery is off-the-charts delicious. Get things started with a rich consommé or queso asado (grilled cheese with herbs), then move on to the tacos. Top it off on a warm and fuzzy note, sampling the flavored pulques. Cash only.