Cecina is a type of very popular dehydrated meat that is cut and dried in the sun with salt and lemon, later to be wrapped with butter in a kind of banana leaf roll. The traditional way of eating it is roasted on a comal and is accompanied with sauce, avocado, beans and tortillas.

Here I recommend 3 places where you can taste it in different presentations.

La Secina – Neighborhood Antojeria

A couple of iron tables, communal wooden tables and a terrace awaits you in this restaurant located in the Narvarte. I recommend you to open your appetite to take a mezcal of tamarind .
Here you can enjoy cecina brought directly from Yecapixtla in different presentations; Tacos, sopes, tlayudas, chilaquiles and even ceviche.
Ideal for tasting the chela and tapping to taste thanks to the relaxed atmosphere.

Order of combined cured sauces

Order of combined cured beef tacos


Charro beans

Cheese melted with cecina

World Worker 305, Narvarte. CDMX

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 1pm



Zampar is synonymous with eating, cramming, choking, devour … and how not to do it if they have different dishes cooked with cecina rich. The place is very close to Palmas, an area full of offices and of course of food corrida so the gastronomic offer becomes more and more interesting.

The menu in Zampar is designed for those who are looking for a rich and healthy option, offer soup and water of the day (which changes every day) and of course tacos, sopes, muffins, gringas, dry pasta or rice bowls, burritos and salad Of nopalitos or spinach all served with the star of the place: LA CECINA. 
Do not leave without trying the desserts, these are also different every day (my favorite the Lemon Pay ?

  • Taco Zampar; Cecina rica, french fries, cream and cheese.
  • Green salad zampar; Sautéed cecina with pepper, mushrooms and onion purple on spinach and arugula, soy and lemon dressing.
  • Gringa; With cheese and rich or combined cecina.
  • Bowl-based white rice;  Beans, cecina, cream, cheese and avocado dip.
  • Bowl of dry noodles ; Cecina, cream, cheese, chicarron, dip of avocado.

Location: Av. Tecamachalco 116, col. Lomas de Chapultepec .

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Yecapixtlería (Tacos de cecina)

In this small restaurant located on one of the busiest avenues in Mexico City you can enjoy tacos de cecina, enchilada and longaniza con queso. The menu consists only of cecina in the form of taco and quesadillas, all this can be accompanied by beans of the pot. Here the tortillas are made by hand.

Take advantage of the promotion 3 tacos + water of the day for $ 90.00 pesos
Beers and mezcales are to 2 × 1.

Location: Monterrey 179, Roma North and Kansa 38, Naples, CDMX.

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 13:00 hrs.


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