Dating back hundreds of years, the tlacoyo is considered the father of Mexican snacks. Its origin dates back to pre-Hispanic times. Traditionally from the center of the country, its consumption predates the arrival of the Spaniards.
As has been documented, this dish has been consumed in the same way since the Mexica, and it is said that the first time the Spaniards tasted the tlacoyos was in the tianguis of Tlatelolco.
The tlacoyos are a fundamental piece of Mexican gastronomy, as some dishes are made with the tlacoyo, to name a few: sopes and huaraches, made on the basis of this blue mass delicacy.