Big Restaurant, big stomach, big (unhealthy) heart.

In Mexico, the lack of urgency when it comes to all other aspects of life seems to have found a way of skipping the food process. As a Gringo tourist armed to the teeth with a lonely planet guide, trip advisor app and Hawaiian shirt (yea I rock them so what?), the best way to take advantage of this service is by going big. Big is better, just ask Arroyo…

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source: morelos

MEXICAN’T: YOU CAN’T GO TO MEXICO CITY AND NOT GET YOUR ARROYO ON

Arroyo, which is the largest restaurant in Mexico, is located on the outskirts of Mexico city. Founded by Jose Arroyo and Maria de Arroyo in 1940, this Texas-sized institution can seat up to 2,200 patrons. That’s a lot of taco’s folks.

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source: trip advisor

No plain-Jane vanilla restaurant itself, the ever-traditional Arroyo even has stages for musical performances, wondering Mariachi bands, the ever-classic piñata party area, it’s own cockfighting pit, a mechanical bull and a bullring. More exciting than being a bird flying over Houston during the forth of July (fireworks + feathers = mess), Arroyo has it all.

 

That’s great Mr. Blogger but I haven’t eaten anything but airplane food since I got here, what’s eats? Glad you asked Billy…

MEXICAN: Stuff your face with Barbacoa, weight is just a number

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mmmyes source: serious eats 

Arguably some of the best barbacoa in all of Mexico, Arroyo offers diners a tender grilled lamb/mutton slab, which you pick apart and stuff into soft corn-tortilla’s and then drench liberally with homemade salsa’s.

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I’m ready source: serious eats

From Mexican families to Gringos, sombreros to the lethal socks-sandals combo, all walks of life gather at Arroyo’s to enjoy its delights. One can often see large parties celebrating family events in its dining rooms. Half touristy-half local, still 100% authentic, Arroyo is the bomb yo. Check it.

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