The Must-Try Best Food In Mexico
Mexico has always been on the list for most travelers. Who wouldn’t want to spend their holidays basking in the sun in a warm and relaxing paradise? For adventure seekers, sun lovers, and foodies alike, Mexico should definitely be one of your stops.
If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, then you have to know that no trip is complete without sampling the local native delicacies and traditional authentic dishes! Here’s a list of some of the best food Mexico has to offer.
Everyone knows about the Taco, it’s even sold in almost every country in the world! But the delicious and historic taco is one of the prominent aspects that forms part of the cultural and gastronomic diversity of Mexico. Since ancient times and up until now, folded tortilla has come in a variety of fillings from al pastor, carnitas, longaniza, cochinita, barbacoa, birria, carne asada, chicken, chile, nopal with cheese, grasshoppers, avocado, and many many more.
A Burrito is one of the best portable Mexican meals you can have when you’re on the go. Typical burritos consist of a flour tortilla roll filled with savory ingredients. The tortilla is sometimes lightly grilled, or heated to make it more soft and pliable, and allow it to adhere to itself when wrapped. Although traditional Burritos are filled with beef, you can customize them any way you want and fill it with your favorites so that everyone can get a chance to enjoy this delicious meal!
In almost every street corner in Mexico, you’ll be sure to find someone selling Elote. This delectable street food is the Mexican name for corn on the cob. The snack is prepared by primarily boiling some sweet corn and then serving it on a stick to be eaten like a popsicle. If you prefer to eat it less messily, you can also have it in cups with the kernels having been cut off the cob. Top it all off with generous amounts of seasonings like salt, chilli powder, lime, butter, cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream and then you’re good to go and enjoy your delicious Elote.
We’re sure you’ve heard of Guacamole, it is undoubtedly one of Mexico’s most popular dishes! But did you know that this traditional sauce dates back to the time of the Aztecs? This treat is typically made from mashed-up avocados and mixed with onions, tomatoes, lemon juice and chilli peppers. Sometimes a clove or two of garlic is added to give that extra zing. Guacamole is often eaten with tortilla chips as a dip or sometimes used as a side dish for meals.
Another dish that dates back to the ancient Mayan times are the ever famous Enchiladas. These were the days when people in the Valley of Mexico would eat corn tortillas wrapped around small fish. Now in our times, both corn and flour tortillas are used and are filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans, vegetables or even all of the above. These delicious stuffed tortillas are then covered in an aromatic and savory chilli sauce making it one of the best traditional Mexican breakfast dishes to exist!
The Aztec, Mayan and Inca tribes were the first people to create Tamales, they made it for their battlemen who needed nourishing food on-the-go to take into battle. Tamales is a local Mexican delicacy made of pockets of corn dough that are stuffed with either a sweet or savoury filling and then wrapped in fragrant banana leaves or corn husks. These wraps are then cooked by being steamed. Tamales fillings can be mostly anything you wish! Sometimes they vary from meats and cheeses to fruits, vegetables, chillies and even mole.