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The Mexico Restaurant Where Anthony Bourdain Had The World’s Best Tostadas
Anthony Bourdain once shared on Reddit that he's a fan of the restaurant Guerrerense in Mexico, where he says he enjoyed the best tostadas around.
La Guerrerense serves tostadas exclusively. Bourdain wrote, “[They’re] as fresh, as vibrant, as sophisticated, as flavorful, as anything I’ve ever had at a beach style restaurant.”
The simple food stand appeared on Season 8 of Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” and the founder’s daughter-in-law, Sabina Bandera, was hailed by Saveur as Mexico’s queen of ceviche.
The Mexican Gastronomy World Forum recognized Bandera as one of the world’s best Mexican cooks, and her family’s food stand has been deemed the most famous in the world.
The Banderas set up shop every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to sell their tostadas, on the same quiet corner they've taken up since the 1960s.
Their most famous sea urchin ceviche tostada goes for just $2.50, while a pate de pescado con callo de hacha (fish pate with chunks of scallop and avocado) is under $5.
Besides Bourdain, La Guerrerense also has drawn in the likes of Rick Bayless, Enrique Olvera, Nancy Silverton, Marcus Samuelsson, and René Redzepi.