They say you can take the man out of the streets, but you can't take the streets out of the man -- and in Step Up starlet Channing Tatum's case, you at least know the first part's true. Reviving his street-food roots, the man behind Papalote.
From Azul Tequila's owner, Papalote peddles fare straight off the calles of South and Central Mexico out of an 8-table taco house adorned with framed posters of Hispanic comic book heroes, which strangely don't include the XX Men. Stewed meats come wrapped in flour, corn, or wheat tortillas, with choices like the Mexico City staple Alambres (grilled steak, poblano, onions, avo, provolone), Pollo a la Parilla (achiote-rubbed grilled chicken, poblano rajas, cabbage, avo, queso fresco), and the honey-marinated pork/fresh cactus/queso fresco/avo Adobada, also the Latin term for someone who pirates Photoshop. Between-the-bolillos action includes the mole-turkey Poblona, Pipian (pork loin in pumpkin seed/jalapeno sauce), and a monstrosity packing ham, bacon, franks, head cheese, shredded pork, fried egg, queso fresco, onions, tomatoes, avocado, chipotle sauce, and pickled jalapenos -- dubbed the Cubana, a.k.a., the Bay of Pigs-Out.
Additional munchables range from tostadas (fish, pickled pig's feet, or q. fresco) to stuffed masas to "De la plaza" specialties like beef tongue -- or, Channing Tatum talking about how stupid those producers were for not letting him Step Up 2 The Streets.