Mexican food has always been appreciated worldwide for its vibrant, authentic and delicious taste. If you are an adventurous gourmet who can cope with slightly more spicy dishes, the Mexican gourmet palette will surely reward your appetite.
If you want to experience the true taste of this type of food, in which you will find a harmonious blend of local foods, we suggest you visit Mexico. Here you will find specialties different for anywhere in the world.
Here are some traditional dishes that we recommend you taste on your trip to Mexico:
Tacos. Probably the most popular Mexican street food, which is also found in restaurants, is tacos. To be honest, most anything wrapped in a tortilla can be called tacos, but the authentic ones are generally full of meat, some of them even having some more interesting parts of animals, such as the brain or language. Vegetarians will also find some types of tacos to tempt them, with fillings to be made up only of foods such as mushrooms, potatoes, beans and cheese. The most popular type of tacos is the one where the main food is minced pork. In addition to meat, tacos usually contain cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, onions, peppers and garlic sauce.
Chilaquiles. This traditional dish is preferred by Mexicans for breakfast, consisting of corn tortillas, green or red salsa and cheese. It is consumed simply or added to fried eggs. Chilaquiles are also often served with a healthy dose of beans (chilled beans).
Quesadillas. The term quesadilla generally refers to a tortilla folded in two, with melted cheese inside. It can be made with corn or wheat tortillas and can be prepared on the grill or in a pan with a little oil. In Mexico there are quesadillas with a variety of cheeses, but some of the most popular are those containing Oaxava cheese, a light cheese, very similar to mozzarella.
Pozole. According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was to be part of the ritual sacrifices during the period when the Mexican lands were invaded by the Spanish conquerors. It has managed to maintain its identity and composition to this day, the main foods used are chicken or pork, corn, green salad, radish, onion and hot pepper.
Chiles en nogada. With the three colors of the Mexican flag, chiles en nogada is one of the most patriotic culinary preparations in Mexico. Chiles poblano are stuffed with picadillo and a cream sauce made from walnuts, called walnut, as well as with pomegranate seeds. Picadillo usually has panochera apples, Creole peaches and pears with sweet milk.
Originally from Puebla, the chiles en nogada preparation has a very interesting history. It is said that it was first served by Don Agustin de Iturbide, the liberator and later the Emperor of Mexico.
Churros. Sweet fried dough in oil and then sprinkled with sugar could be the ideal dessert for a traditional Mexican lunch. The churros was brought from Spain, and the Mexicans easily adopted it and made it known throughout the world. Just make sure you consume it when it’s fresh, otherwise it will have a rubbery consistency that most likely won’t suit you.