Top Foods To Try In Mexico
If you visit Mexico, seek out these traditional dishes for an authentic taste of the country’s cuisine. Here’s our pick of 10 must-try foods
Mexico has long been one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting sun seekers and foodies alike. If you’re fortunate enough to have travel plans in place, make sure you sample the best tastes and flavors this country has to offer with our roundup of the top 10 dishes to try while you’re there.
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This popular traditional breakfast dish features fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and topped with green or red salsa (the red one is slightly spicier). Scrambled or fried eggs and pulled chicken are commonly added on top, as well as cheese and cream. Chilaquiles are often served with healthy frijoles (fried peanuts).
According to anthropologists, this pre-Hispanic soup was once used as part of a sacrificial ritual. Today chicken, pork, and vegetarian versions of the pozole have found their way into more everyday environments. Made from corn grits along with lots of herbs and spices, this dish is generally simmered for hours, often overnight. When ready to serve, lettuce, radish, shallots, lime and chili sprinkled on it.
3. Pastor tacos
This historic dish is one of the most popular varieties of taco, with origins dating back to the 1920s and 30s and the arrival of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants to Mexico. To make taco al pastor (meaning ‘in the shepherd’s type’), thin strips of pork are sliced off the spit, placed on a corn tortilla and served with onions, cilantro, and pineapple.
Other delicious options we have are the next level chopped beef tacos, tacos dorados de barbacoa, and for the non-meat eaters, the pescatarian option of fish tacos stirred with beer.
What should you do with stale tortillas? Why, fry them of course! Literally meaning grilled, tostadas are a simple but delicious dish that involves corn tortillas that are deep-fried in boiling oil until they turn crispy and golden. These are then served alone or piled high with some garnishes. Popular toppings include frijoles (fried beans), cheese, cooked meats, seafood and ceviche.
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