Slideshow: Snapshots from Mexico: Elote and Esquite

Pick a cart, any cart
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?
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?
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?
It's all about the layers
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).
Hola, guapo
Hola, guapo
After several minutes of anticipation, the moment has come. Savor and enjoy!