Street Food | Papas y Platanos

Papas and Platanos Cart

Papas and Platanos Cart

Snacking in the walking areas of San Cristobal de las Casas is simple. Street vendors carry baskets, set up carts and open their storefronts offering a variety of foods just waiting to be discovered. From weird to comfortable to distressingly familiar there is something for every mood and taste. Sometimes I just want something plain to cleanse my palate or carry me over before I move on to dinner or something more substantial. Something fresh but familiar. Cheap but satisfying. When I feel like that nothing quite hits the spot like a bag of 35 cent freshly fried potatoes or plantains (papas y platanos). They are light crispy and delicious. You can get them plain or with chili sauce. Not complicated, not fancy, not unusual but fresh and satisfying.

Mexican Papas and Platanos (Potato Chips)

Mexican Papas and Platanos (Potato Chips)

You Might Also Like

Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

Share This Post On