Pick a cart, any cart
Well, not exactly. The first time, we beelined for the closest cart. While it was definitely wonderful, on our second go-round, we went to the cart with the longest line.
To mayo or not to mayo?
Once you decide whether you want elote or esquite, it's topping time. The mayo is optional, but it's fancy—it has lime juice in it! Plus, it's ginormous.
Picante or suave?
You can specify how spicy you want your elote. We say, the spicier the better. That's what horchata is for, right?
Double-fisting at its finest
Look at the steam on those puppies.
It's all about the layers
Equal distribution of mayo, spices, fresh lime, and cotija cheese is hugely important when you're eating out of a chico cup (kid-sized).
After several minutes of anticipation, the moment has come. Savor and enjoy!