Dance to the rhythm of the mariachis and let the spicy and spicy flavors of the authentic Mexican taquerias invade you; to enjoy all this you do not need to move from Barcelona. The taquería Canta y No Llores opened barely two months ago with the objective of satisfying the demanding of good and authentic Mexican food. Álvaro Narváez is the head chef and has very clear ideas: in this taquería do not expect to find nachos or burritos, nor fajitas, which are not Mexican dishes, but Americans; everything you’ll eat in Canta y No Llores is purely Mexican, typical of the stalls you’ll find walking the streets of Mexico.
Sockets, tacos de carnitas, cochinita pibil … these are some of the dishes you’ll find on the menu, but undoubtedly what characterizes them above any other taqueria are the Tacos del Pastor, with pork prepared in the style of the kebab, but marinated with achiote, vinegar, spices and chili, baked and cut by hand. Enjoy good tacos like El Pirata, with veal, avocado and cheese, or El Jefe, with prawns and chipotle cream, accompanied by a refreshing Enchilada to enhance the flavor.
To feel in a 100% authentic taqueria, the space has to accompany and be part of the gastronomic experience so that we want to return; here everything fits and, avoiding topics such as hats and piñatas, the decoration revolves around toys and the Mexican struggle; The music is played by Mexican artists ranging from the most powerful rock music to the most tender ballads. If with all this you have not yet convinced yourself, your weekly offers will seduce you, as for example the Taco Tuesday, which offers three Tacos del Pastor and a cane for 6 euros.
To finish this trip to Mexico so trustworthy, the desserts follow the traditional line but with an original touch that will surprise you: a taco filled with glory (caramelized with cheese and caramelized). And if you can not resist the chocolate, you can enjoy your cake with Granny Chocolate, with spices such as cinnamon, clove or anise, accompanied by vanilla ice cream.
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 to 11:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Sunday from 1:00 to 11:30 PM, closed on Mondays
Average Meal Price: 15-25 euros
Text: Georgina Tirado
Photographs: Kath Behrens