Mexican encore 2014 & 2024

Puebla

The Spanish created Puebla [12] in 1531 to secure the route between Mexico City and the port of Veracruz and today it’s Mexico’s 4th largest city.

We thoroughly explored the city with its 5000 colonial buildings and 70 churches in 2011 – click here. Puebla is still here and the food is still wonderful. We only had 3 days to stuff ourselves full!

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Citlaltépetl (5636m), highest mountain in Mexico, enroute from Oaxaca to Puebla

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Taco árabe, Puebla's most popular fast food ...

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... 2 tacos árabes for 15 pesos (about $1), great taste great value

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Puebla kitchen

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Our favorite bar in Puebla - upstairs facing the Cathedral & the plaza

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Inside is a mixiote - slow cooked spiced beef wrapped in avocado leaves

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Restaurant La Abuelita started here in 1920, same family same food today like ...

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... mole poblano (Puebla's specialty) over chicken leg

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Chalupas - thin fried tortillas topped with shredded pork and red or green salsa

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Pots of food at the market

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Santa Maria Tonantzintla (goddess of corn), 20 minutes from Puebla

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San Francisco Acatepec with its wonderful tiled facade is 15ks from Pienla

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Inside, San Francisco Acatepec is covered in angles, everyone different

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A deli in Chipilo, the village where Venetians settled in 1882 and Italian is still spoken

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Popocatépetl volcano (5426 m) on the outskirts of Puebla