Mexico is a beautiful country that has impressive natural landscapes, immense animal diversity and a great culture, but also, it is the cradle of exquisite dishes recognized worldwide. That’s why NexusTours introduces you:
7 Mexican dishes you must try
Below you will find a list of some of the dishes you cannot miss when traveling to Mexico (in addition to tacos, of course).
1.- Chilaquiles: Made with fried tortilla in pieces and green or red sauce, this delicacy is considered a complete breakfast for Mexicans. Accompany them with cream, cheese, onion and egg or chicken.
2.- Chiles en nogada: A typical dish from the state of Puebla. It is a chile poblano stuffed with picadillo (hash meat) and bathed in walnut cream, decorated with the colors of the Mexican flag. Due to the complexity of its elaboration, this dish is of Mexican haute cuisine.
3.- Mole: Also from Puebla, this dish is a sauce made from various spices and chilies and its preparation varies throughout the Mexican Republic. This sauce, which can be sweet and spicy at the same time, is served over chicken and is usually accompanied by rice.
4.-Mexican pozole: The pozole is a broth whose main ingredient are grains of corn. Usually, pork or chicken meat is added. Like all other dishes, condiments can change the flavor by zone, for example, in the state of Guerrero they keep it white, while in the northwest, the pozole is red-colored. The pozole can be accompanied by hard tortilla, lettuce, radishes, avocados, pork skin, among many other elements.
5.-Tamales: There are sweet, salty, spicy or stuffed. You can find tamales all over Latin America, but Mexico is where you will find the greatest variety. It is almost certain that they will be present at a fiesta or on the menu of any Mexican food restaurant. This food is prepared with corn dough, filled with a stew and wrapped in vegetable leaves such as the leaf of the banana tree or the cob.
6.- Quesadillas: Its preparation is as simple as folding a tortilla in half and filling it with cheese or some delicious Mexican stew. Pay attention! Since in the center of the country, quesadillas do not always have cheese, in the south all quesadillas (with or without stew) have cheese and in the north, a quesadilla is exclusively filled with cheese.
7.-Cochinita Pibil: This dish from the state of Yucatan (in the south) is made with pork spiced with achiote cooked in an underground wood oven. It is customary for locals to eat the meat of the cochinita pibil on a inside a loaf of bread (torta) or in tacos.
Now that you know the 7 most popular dishes in Mexico it’s time to pamper your palate with the best flavors of Mexican cuisine.