For well over a year now, a special treat on Sunday has come in the form of kastakan, the meat purchased by the kilo and brought back home for a feast of pork tacos served up on fresh warm tortillas. A kilo of meat and a kilo of tortillas would last us most of the day, (at least through the early game) making the perfect casual brunch, enjoyed by the our whole family. Liberally topped with chopped white onion, fresh cilantro and a medley of salsas, the mixture is delicious and addictive. If there is one thing I will miss when we ultimately bid our goodbyes to Mexico, it will be these tacos.

Tacos in Playa del Carmen

In the many dozens of times I have made the trip to Carnitas Teresita, not once have I actually sat down to enjoy a meal there. Today, Rob and I had a break in a very busy day, so we decided to stop in a for a couple of tacos, a quick lunch between appointments. The carnitas that we devour on any given Sunday are an equal mix of maciza, lean soft pork meat, and kastacan, pork skin fried until crispy with a good amount of meat attached. I used to order the kastacan on its own, but I am hoping that the addition of the leaner meat will extend our already compromised life expectancies. Today, there was a selection of meats on the ready. The usual suspects accompanied by steaming trays of blood sausage and a some strange, wrinkly hunks of something called buche. It looked a bit like large steamed ears...but not exactly. We had a distinct W.W.M.D. moment, and naturally, we had to try it!

Tacos in Playa del Carmen

Tacos in Playa del Carmen

If you haven't Googled it already, buche is pig stomach cooked in lard....and it's delicious....really. It may set me hurling down the path to a heart attack, but it IS yummy.

Tacos in Playa del Carmen

A tasty meal at an attractive price. Four tacos of your choice, a few pieces of chicharron and a soda for 36 pesos. You just can't beat it for quick, cheap eats!!

Tacos in Playa del Carmen

Carnitas Teresita is located on Calle 1 sur, just up from the corner of Avenida 20.

 

 

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