Tacos al Pastor: A Major Benefit When You Retire in Mexico

tacos al pastor copyright Julia TaylorHere are some photos of one of Mexico’s best treats. One of the benefits when you retire in Mexico–that you can’t get anywhere eslse are these delicious tacos served hot and fast, called tacos al pastor. The thin strips of pork are seasoned and mounted on a spit. A pineapple is placed at the top. The cooked meat is sliced off directly into the tortilla by the experienced taquero (man who makes tacos). Finally, he quickly snicks off a slice of warm pineapple and it flies down into the taco forming in his left hand.

tacos al pastor copyright Julia TaylorNext, he puts finely chopped onion and cilantro onto the taco.

tacos al pastor copyright Julia TaylorHe has to sharpen his knife regularly to keep it sharp.
tacos al pastor copyright Julia TaylorThe tacos are served with a variety of salsas so that you can put your favorite one(s) on. Many people from outside of Mexico forget to squeeze on the fresh lemon juice. This is the most important step, so don’t fail to try it.tacos al pastor copyright Julia Taylor

Then you fold up the taco and hold all that delicious stuff inside.tacos al pastor copyright Julia Taylor

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