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Tacos al pastor and cochinita pibil: considered one of the best dishes in the world

24 mayo, 2021

The portal TasteAtlas, a page that serves as an encyclopedia of food, drinks and restaurants, considered this year in its top 10 of the best dishes in the world, and among them are the tacos al pastor and the cochinita pibil.

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Its origin in pre-Hispanic times, in Yucatán, when it was customary to prepare it as an offering for important celebrations, especially on the Day of the Dead.

The site placed cochinita pibil in ninth place, with a rating of 4.43 stars out of a maximum of 5. On the other hand, tacos al pastor ranked sixth, with a rating of 4.48 stars.

The latter had already won first place in 2019, so it fell 5 positions (even so, it still qualifies as one of the best, so we are more than proud).

According to the site, the best place to eat tacos al pastor is a place called El Huequito, located in the Historic Center of CDMX. In turn, the best suckling pig is prepared at Taquería el Turix, in Polanco.


They emerged in the 1960s, when there was a great Lebanese migration to the country. These are an adaptation of the kebab or shawarma, this dish is prepared with lamb meat marinated with garlic and lemon juice.

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What are the best dishes in the world, according to the page?

Margherita pizza was the great champion of this ranking, occupying the first place in 2020. However, Turkey excelled by having 3 dishes on the list, in second, fifth and tenth place. Japan also figured on the list with 2 traditional dishes, in third and eighth place.

Here we share the complete list of the top 10 of TasteAtlas. Do you agree with the election?

  1. Pizza Margherita, Italy
  2. Adana Kebap, Turkey
  3. Ramen, Japan
  4. Lomo saltado, Peru
  5. Döner kebab, Turkey
  6. Tacos al pastor, Mexico
  7. Šaltibarščiai, Lithuania
  8. Gyoza, Japan
  9. Cochinita pibil, Mexico
  10. Sarma, Turkey

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