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Mexico City Street Food


Recipes straight from the heart of Mexico City.

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Mexico City Street Food


Recipes straight from the heart of Mexico City.

Our Food

Utilizing fresh, organic ingredients and grass-fed free-range raised meats, Chilango brings you recipes straight from the heart of Mexico City. Enjoy Mexican food at its finest while getting the healthiest meal possible. Go back to the basics with us and experience a little bit of Mexico City itself. All our items are cooked lard and butter-free, providing a healthy and wholesome meal no matter what you order. Everything from our organic homemade tortilla chips to our grilled meats is cooked only when you order it, to ensure a fresh, savory, flavorful experience. Our goal is to bring you unique tastes from Mexico City, while holding strong to tradition and authenticity.

Our Wines

All our wines come from local latin winemakers who sell the wine to us at a wholesale price… and that's what you pay! There is not a cent price mark-up, we simply want to promote fantastic wines from hardworking locals, and show our guess that a good wine pairing can sometimes be more delicious than a margarita or a beer. Also, look for our special wine-pairing dinner events.

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Chi-lan-go


noun:  \che-lahn'-go\

1. a person who is born, raised, currently living, or comes from the outer areas of Mexico City.

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Chi-lan-go


noun:  \che-lahn'-go\

1. a person who is born, raised, currently living, or comes from the outer areas of Mexico City.

The History behind 'Chilango'

In the 17th century, people on the outskirts of Mexico City would grow chiles and bring them into town to sell at the Mexico City product markets. As this became lucrative, the outsiders would often times stay and beome established within the city limits.

The city's citizens did not like this, as this practice took away from their local businesses. Over time, the outsiders gained the name "Chilans", which could be described as simply the "foreign chile growers". 

In an attempt to insult these people, the city's citizens would should "Chilan, go!" and eventually the two words were blended into the word we have today—chilango. It is no longer an insulting word, however. The people of Mexico City and areas around are now proud and positive of it, and keep a clear remembrance of the past.