Even though the Steel City is hundreds of miles away from the southern border, Pittsburgh has recently seen a rise in restaurants offering authentic Mexican cuisine. The new establishments are finding Pittsburghers to be eager customers.
One such customer is food critic Melissa McCart. A fan of Mexican food, McCart says these authentic restaurants have brought an increased variety of regional flavors. McCart points to how Pittsburgh has begun to approach a Tex-Mex favorite: the taco.
“Six years ago you might not have seen a tongue taco or a chorizo taco, but now you can find them at four or five different places,” says McCart.
Although the number of restaurants has been rising, McCart says the important trend is the variety of styles and approaches within the cuisine.