By Patrick Hieger
For both newcomers and seasoned pros alike, making your way through the current year’s edition of Mistura can be a daunting task. With more than a kilometer’s worth of foods that range from potato stews made in massive pots over coal, to a whole world dedicated strictly to ceviches, picking through the hundreds of restaurants isn’t easy. However, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to eat as much as we can, talk to the vendors, loosen our belts, and find what we feel are, at least, the noteworthy spots on any tour through the gastronomic madness. We’re certainly not saying that these are the definitive “musts,” because after all, everyone has their favorites. However, based on a line to ingredients ratio, classic fare from classic chefs, and various recommendations, the list below is, at least, a good place to start.
No matter what your tastes, be sure and explore. This year is more organized than ever, the booths look better, the food smells great, and yeah, there’s a huge Mundo de Cerveza. The Mundo de las Brasas has been split up, which should alleviate the lines. There’s drinks all around the beach side of the park, and we’ll be giving you some recommendations for those, too. Mistura is back, and it’s as good as ever. Provecho