I love street meat. To clarify, it doesn’t just have to be meat because I love any kind of food you can buy on the street and Oaxaca seems to have an abundance of choices. Normally I’d have to silence the screaming in my head about the quality of food sanitation, but there seems to be good turnover at the carts here and I’m relying on a dosage of Dukoral to carry me through.
Tlayudas Libre and Dona Martha are late-night street vendors located side by side. We pulled up some stools next to the coals and put in our order.
Tlayudas are considered a snack and originated from Oaxaca. They are made from a very large thin tortilla that are heated on a comal(flat griddle) or directly over the coals.
I ordered the cecina, (the red chile pork). The other option is beef. They do things a bit different here and serve the meat on top of the tlayuda. While we were sitting around I noticed some chorizos, so Henry asked to have a few links thrown on the coals as well.
Tlayudas Libre / Don Martha – Calle Libres between Murguia and Morelos