Foods from Mexico

typical mexican food

Along with other international gastronomies, Mexican food has made an undeniable place in the world and in almost any remote place a great variety of dishes are known. If you want to browse through the most popular foods at a glance, read on.

Typical Mexican food

  • Cochinita pibil
  • Mole
  • Pozole
  • Aguachiles
  • Enchiladas
  • Tacos
  • Totopos
  • Guacamole
  • Quesadillas
  • Beer
  • Tamales
  • Chilaquiles

Typical Mexican dishes

A fact worth mentioning is that since 2010 Mexican food has been declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, something that undoubtedly highlights the great popularity and flavor of the country’s typical dishes.

Let’s start with cochinita pibil, a must in Mexican cuisine. Mole poblano, a sauce with different varieties that is usually accompanied by animal protein, rice and tortillas, among other ingredients.

Also included in the long list is pozole, a hot corn-based broth usually eaten with meat. Depending on the region of the country where you eat it, it may have its own particularities, but it will always taste exquisite.

Aguachiles are shrimp or prawns that are marinated in a citric sauce, accompanied by onion and other condiments. We also found enchiladas, stuffed with meat, cheese, avocado, all wrapped in tortillas and bathed in a usually spicy sauce…we love it!

Another incredible and popular dish is tacos, which can be fried, steamed, with sauce or without sauce…they have as many interpretations as Italian pizza.

We continue with totopos, a delicious corn-based appetizer that you can even prepare quickly at home and serve with guacamole, a finger-licking avocado and pico de gallo salsa.

You will find quesadillas all over Mexico, which have been modified over the years but are still one of the most requested appetizers in the world.

The birria is made in an oven and is usually made of beef or lamb, mixed with different spices and hot sauce to enhance its flavor. We continue with tamales, a stuffed corn dough, which is wrapped in a banana or corn husk.

We finish this delicious gastronomic repertoire with chilaquiles, a base of tortilla chips with chili sauce decorated with cheese, meat, avocado, onion and much more.

Typical food from Chiapas

The good thing about Chiapas is that in each region you can find infinite possibilities. In Palenque, tamales of all kinds or corn fritters are very typical. If you decide to visit San Cristobal de las Casas you will try the guajolote en mole (turkey in mole) or the caramelos de miel (honey candies).

Typical food from Guanajuato

Thanks to the Spanish heritage, many regions of Mexico have originated unique dishes. In the incredible Guanajuato, enchiladas, guacamayas and mezcal, among other delicacies, stand out.

Typical food from Zacatecas

As it could not be otherwise, the wide and varied gastronomy of Zacatecas is of the tastiest and will leave you wanting more. The chili sauces, enchiladas zacatecas or birria zacatecana are famous.

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