al pastor at Taqueria Los Paisas de los Cabos
I ate A LOT of tacos while in Baja California Sur and this is a collection of my favorite taco plates. My meat preference is usually carne asada and al pastor, with a hint of lengua here and there. While eating at the Taqueria Los Paisas de los Cabos I was treated to something I hadn’t eaten before, puerco de espinazo (pork spine), and it was one of the most delicious cuts of meat that I’ve ever tasted. This savory dish wasn’t served in a taco but instead as a complimentary appetizer simply bare on a plate. I sucked on those bones as if I were a rabid dog, that’s how tasty it was.
Tacos cost around $1.20 – $1.50 in Baja California (more than L.A.!) so you can bet I was living it up in taco heaven. The amount of taquerias might seem overwhelming to some but for me it was like being in a culinary wonderland and I let me nose do all the navigation. If it smelled great and I heard meat sizzling, I knew that was the place I’d be pulling up a chair.
My sister loves carnitas and suggested we stop at this corner spot in Todos Santos (photo below).