Mmm…Mexican food. Is there anything in the world more delicious? Each dish is filled with an explosion of scrumptious flavors. Whether you love cheesy, spicy, salty, or a mix of everything, Mexican cuisine has it all. Depending on where you go in the country, you will see different things on your plate. Enjoy a breakfast of huevos rancheros, and a meaty lunch of barbacoa (lamb) or chicharron. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always try some crispy grasshoppers or palomitas (popcorn) with chile. And, it doesn’t end there. Delicious desserts range from dulce de leche to cactus fruit or Oaxacan cheese. If you get hungry between meals, snack on some classic guacamole, nachos, tacos, tortas(sandwich), or elote (corn on the cob). Enjoy your food with a Michelada (chile mixed with beer) or Agua de Jamaica (hibiscus juice). No matter what you try, you won’t be disappointed. In fact, you’ll want more!

 

Breakfast:

Huevos Rancheros eggs

Chilaquiles tortilla breakfast

 

 

Entrée:

Pozole meat stew

Menudo tripe soup

 

Meat:

Pork: Cochinita Pibil, Carnitas

Pavo Oriental (turkey casserole)

Chicharrón pork strips

Barbacoa lamb

Machaca meat

Grasshoppers

 

 

Seafood:

Chocolate clams, Dried Stingray

Ceviche, Lobster omelettes

 

Specialities:

Nachos

Enchiladas

Tacos, Tacos al pastor (slow roasted)

Quesadillas, Burritos

Tortillas: Tostadas (fried), tlayudas (pizza-like)

Frijoles refried beans

 

Sides:

Guacamole, Sour Cream

Salsas: Molé Poblano sauce, Pico de Gallo

Chillies: chilli peppers, chilli powder, chillies rellenos, fruit with chilli (!), habanero, jalapeño

Hiles en Nogada (chillies and walnut sauce)

 

Dessert:

Calaveras de Azúcar sugar skulls

Tortitas de Santa Clara shortbread biscuits

Camotes (sweet potato lollies)

Dulche de leche

Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Champurrado (choc based atole)

Cactus fruit, Oaxacan cheese

 

Snacks:

Chicle chewing gum

Gorditas street food

Popropo popcorn bar snacks

Elote corn on the cob

Tortas sandwich

Vero Mexican Candy

 

Beverages:

Agua de jamaica (hibiscus iced tea)

 

Spirits:

Tequila: Jose Cuervo, Don Julio, Casa Dragones

Margarita cocktails

Distilled Mezcal

 

Beer:

Corona, Dos Equis, Modelo Especial, Sol

Sueros (beer and salted lime juice)

Micheladas (chilli sauce and beer!)


Hana LaRock is originally from New York, though has called other places around the world her home for the last two years. She currently lives in South Korea as an English teacher and freelance travel writer. When she’s not working, she enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her dog, and of course, traveling. You can find her at www.hanalarockwriting.com.

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