Top 9 Foods To Try In Mexico


This popular traditional breakfast dish features lightly fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and topped with green or red salsa


Made from hominy corn with plenty of herbs and spices, the dish is traditionally stewed for hours, often overnight. Once it's ready to serve, lettuce, radish, onion, lime and chilli are sprinkled on top.

Tacos al pastor

To create tacos al pastor (meaning ‘in the style of the shepherd’), thin strips of pork are sliced off a spit, placed on a corn tortilla and served with onions, coriander leaves and pineapple.


Literally meaning toasted, tostadas are a simple but delicious dish involving corn tortillas fried in boiling oil until they become crunchy and golden.

Chiles en nogada

The flag has green poblano chiles packed with picadillo, white walnut-based cream sauce, and scarlet pomegranate seeds.


You’ll find someone selling elote, the Mexican name for corn on the cob, on nearly every city street corner in Mexico.


These days both corn and flour tortillas are used and are filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables or all of the above.


There are myriad types of mole but all contain around 20 or so ingredients, including one or more varieties of chilli peppers, and all require constant stirring over a long period of time.


Made from mashed-up avocados, onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chilli peppers guacamole is often eaten with tortilla chips or used as a side dish.

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