Hungry at UNAM?
By Elvia Palma Vázquez.
you are students who are in your very first contact with
(UNAM) and you want to eat something. First, as logic demands, you will eat what it is near you, no matter if it is good or bad, cheep or expensive. Open area of “Café Azul y Oro”, Zona Cultural Universitaria
The objective of this article is that a student, like you, will
or if you don’t have enough money,
know exacly where to eat depending
you can go to those that are good
on his/her specific needs. This
but not that expensive.
means that you will identify those places to eat that fullfill your needs;
Hungry but with no money?
for example. if you are searching for
Inside UNAM there are a lot
something very fancy, you get to
of places in which you can eat with
know those places inside UNAM;
cheepest option is to eat the famous
“Tacos de canasta”1. But where can
are sold by a man who has a bicicle
a person eat those and not die
and stops at those places.
triying? Well, the most popular ones
are in two different places; the first
don’t have enough money to eat is
one is near Philosophy and Letters
the little “improvised” shops that are
the long hall
in front of the
that have a
are sold. In
are infront of
can find from
a “queca2” to
school, wich also happens to be in
front of CELE.
“chilaquiles”3, “tortas4”, etc. and with
It’s important to point out that
a little extra amount of money you
the “tacos de canasta” don’t have a
can add fried potatoes.
specific space to be, because they
Taco de canasta: tacos made within a basket you don’t want to know how!- and filles with potatoe or beans, “adobo”, “chicharron, fried pork”, “chorizo, pork meats mixture”, etc.
Queca: also called quesadilla.It is a tortilla with something in between: cheese, or cheese with an extra course. 3 Chilaquiles: mexican course made of tortilla and green, or red, sauce 4 Torta: course made of bread with something in between; the most common “torta” is the one made with cheese, ham and vegetables. It’s like a sandwich, but made of a different kind of bread.
My favourite one of these
Philosophy and Letters School, in
places is the one between the Law
which you can eat “tortas”, fruit,
School and the Philosophy and
“chilaquiles”, or complete meals with
Letters School, it’s the fastest and
40 to 50 pesos; here you can find
cheapest option to eat, and it is
the most healthy option to eat cheep
open from 7 or 8 in the morning to 8
or 9 at night.
The menu in the morning Moore money ?
includes: juice or fruit, coffe, main
There are places tha are not
course and bread or “tortillas”; at
so expensive, but you’ll need a little
noon includes beverage, soup, rice,
more money to eat, in these places
main course and bread or “tortillas6”.
you could have a chair and a table
There is another little home
and sometimes a waitres!!!!
made food place, near the “Fronton
Places within this categorie goes
cerrado” that it is called “Doña Male”
in which the main atraction, so to
Philosophy and Letters School, to
speak, is the “comida corrida7”. In
those places where you can eat a
this place you can eat with the
compleat meal near the “Fronton
amount of 40 pesos and includes
soup, rice, main course, beans,
The cheepest option in this category
beverage (flavoured water) “tortillas” and it is also very tasty, so it is a good option if you have enough
The “Fronton cerrado is a place where basketball team, volleyball team, handball team and gymnastics team train. It is next to “Escuela Nacinonal de Trababjo Social” (National School of Social work) just at the back of Accounting and Administration School.
Torrtilla is a thin, flat maize pancake. Comida corrida: when the place, where you are going to eat, offers a full meal with at least 3 courses: soup, rice, main course, and sometimes, dessert. 7
money and a lot of hunger with the
In average, the prices of
need of feeling like you miss home.
these places go from 100 to 200,
Money is not a problem
depending the time of the day and if
If money is not a problem I
you order a full meal or only ask for
would recommend the restaurant at
coffe and a pie. But you must be
the cultural area of UNAM, near the
sure that every time you have sit in
MUAC8 it’s a restaurant called “Azul
this places you are going to spend
y Oro”. Here, not only works one of
at least 100 pesos.
the most important chefs in Mexico, but also you can find a very large range of food that it’s tasty, healthy, and different from the other places in UNAM. This brand, also has another
Engineering Research Institute, but the original one is the one close to MUAC. And speaking of the MUAC, it also has a restaurant that is nice and the food is not bad. This
going down the stairs, near the museum’s library.
MUAC stands for Museo Univeristario de Arte contemporaneo (Contemporary Art Museum)
Architecture School’s Cafeteria
resaturant is inside the museum,
In brief Kind of food
Average of money to spend
“Tacos” Flavour: potatoe, “chicharron”, beens, “adobo”, sausage.
10 to 15 pesos
All day long
30 to 60 pesos
From early morning to night
30 to 40 pesos
Morning to 5 pm
Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Faast food in general
20 to 30 pesos
From 8 am to 8 pm
Cafeterias at schools
Fast food & Complete meals
From 30 to 50 pesos
9 am to 7pm
2 pm to 5 pm
Azul y oro & Muac
From 60 to 200
10 am to 8 pm
Tacos de canasta
Paseo de la amiba Psicotaco
Little shops near schools
Garnacha is a term used to name a kind of food that combines corn and fat, example of this are the so called quesadillas, gorditas, pamabzos, sopes, tacos, falutas.