Street food stalls flood Mexico’s urban landscapes and are a vivid part of its culinary traditions. If you walk in the streets of any city in Mexico you will only need little time to realise: the street is a giant restaurant with non stop costumers - service is 24/7.
The street taco stall is a meeting place for a neighbourhood and a transient space for people on the go. It is the place where people come together, no matter their background, over a common interest: delicious warm food. Street food, their bustle, the sensory coloured chaos and the way it approaches your senses, makes of these places an experience, more than a simple place to satisfy hunger.
In the pop-up taquería of Pantitlán you will find our all time favourite taco: The Taco Placero. Commonly found in street taquerías outside metro stations and markets, it is a taco where we can all participate in making however we want it. As if it where a Lego game, the trick is to know how to build your taco with an infinity of ingredients over a base: a tortilla and a stew. That is the beauty of it, as we say in Mexico “everything fits in a Taco Placero”.
The Pantitlan Galería section provides an open space for young artists, designers and creators to unite in the collaborative environment of Pantitlán for an all round experience of contemporary Mexican culture. The galería creates a space (physically and online) for showcasing an emerging new wave of Mexican talent, who’s upcoming and progressive creations are impacting not only Mexican territories, but also reaching internationally. As well for Mexican creators living abroad, in the Netherlands or throughout Europe, acting out as a platform for connecting and sharing - paired up with international creators that interpret in their own eyes different aspects of “mexicanity”. The Galería is curated uniquely for each pop-up event, helping reinterpret the stereotypes that surround the “sombrero” culture - as it’s main reason of existence is to show the diversity of discourses.
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