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25 Must Eat Food in Mexico


Mexican Food Nowadays

The Mexican recipes can be a blend of all the above-mentioned influences, on the other hand there nevertheless exists diversity within the recipes according on the regional differences in Mexico. Mexican foodstuff varies by region, and is influences by the local climate, geography and ethnic differences among the inhabitants. The northern Mexico is popular for its beef production and meat dishes, whereas southeastern Mexico, is identified for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based preparations. For the other hand, seafood is commonly prepared within the states of Mexico, which border the Pacific Ocean or even the Gulf of Mexico.

1. Fried Ice Cream – An Unusual Treat

mexican fried ice cream
mexican fried ice cream

Have you ever tried fried ice cream? Many Mexican restaurants serve it. You can also find another variation at some Asian restaurants. They vary a little from each other, but the basics are the same: a scoop of ice cream is rolled in a breading or batter and fried until crisp.

While Mexican fried ice cream is not truly an authentic Mexican dessert, it has become associated with Mexican cuisine. It is a delicious way to end a meal. You can serve it up in a small fried tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar if you wish, or just put it in a normal chilled dessert bowl. It tastes great either way.

One of the great things about this recipe is you can make the balls ahead of time. Roll them in their breading and freeze them individually for up to two months. You can plan ahead and make a lot if you are having a Cinco de Mayo party or other celebration where you want something really special. Since they keep so well, you can just do a few here and there until you get to the number you need for your party.

Check our recipe for Mexican Fried Ice Cream !


2. Classic Guacamole

I lіkе guacamole. It’ѕ delicious, a crowd рlеаѕеr, and mоѕt importantly, it’s a hеаlthу dір. It соntаіnѕ thе all tоо роwеrful and wоndеrful іngrеdіеntѕ, аvосаdо. Avocados аrе high іn роtаѕѕіum, dіеtаrу fіbеr, foliate, essential fаttу acids аnd аn assortment оf оthеr vitamins and minerals. Whеn it соmеѕ tо hеаlthу mееtѕ tаѕtу, іt’ѕ a win-win. Let’s fасе іt; guасаmоlе іѕ one оf thоѕе реrfесt арреtіzеrѕ.

Hоwеvеr іt саn bе served іn many dіffеrеnt wауѕ. Some lіkе іt extra spicy, some рrеfеr it tаngу, thе rесіре below is fоr thоѕе whо lіkе іt tаngу. One роіnt tо note is that іt is trulу dеlісіоuѕ, аnd won’t leave оut thе ѕрісу іmраіrеd. And mоѕt lіkеlу mаnу реорlе hаvе experienced thе agony of bеіng ѕеrvеd ridiculously hot dishes. Imagine you have gоnе tо ѕоmеоnе’ѕ hоuѕе аnd hе/ѕhе is serving you ѕuсh. It іѕ ѕо hаrd to tell уоur hоѕt thаt уоu mау mоѕt lіkеlу hаvе ѕеt your mоuth оn fіrе.

Check my most recent guacamole recipe here. Enjoy!

3. Seven-Layered Taco Dip

seven layer Taco Dip
seven layer Taco Dip

The tortilla is a staple Mexican dish that is produced from corn or wheat flour. A taco is a snack that is made up of folded tortillas with different tasty fillings inside them. Taco is a Mexican-Spanish word, which means “wad” or “plug”. However, in local language, it means a light meal or snack. Across the world, crisply fried tortillas are served in a ‘U’ shape with stuffing, or sometimes even without it. You can have just fried tortillas with a spicy dip according to your choice and you will surely get a nice and delicious taste.

Check our recipe for Mexican seven layer Taco Dip.

4. Mexican Grilled Corn

Mexican grilled corn
Mexican grilled corn

Grilled Corn on the Cob is a popular Southern Tradition enjoyed at barbecues and picnics and it’s easy to make. Not only is grilled corn on the cob tasty, but grilling your corn always impresses your guests. After grilling you can eat it Southern-style with butter or really impress your guests by finishing it like they do in Mexico where corn on the cob is a popular street food and it is so delicious.

But before we can fancy up the ears we must grill them. Luckily we  have recipe for great grilled corn!

5. Refried Bean Salad

Mexican Refried Beans
Mexican Refried Beans

There is a wide assortment of Mexican foods that just about everyone loves to eat. The tastes either take them back in time with special family memories or it introduces them to new, exciting, and wonderful options for food and beverages. Refried beans are a common dish that is useful in many different types of Mexican cuisine, whether you eat it by itself, as a dip, in a salad or as filler for other scrumptious Hispanic recipes.

Refried beans are most delicious and many people consider them one of the original comfort foods. The texture is soft and creamy with an earthy bean flavor that can be enhanced by including other types of ingredients. If your family enjoys a great, healthy meal, you should consider the various dishes you can make with refried beans. For instance, this makes a great salad for everyday as well as for parties and any reunions or those times when family and friends get together.

Recipe for Mexican Refried Beans here

6. Mexican Zucchini Squash

Mexican Zucchini
Mexican Zucchini

Zucchini is one of the most versatile of all vegetables and it is also incredibly easy to grow with many gardens enjoying an abundance each and every year during harvest time. Many varieties of squash are simple to grow also in great numbers. Serve the fried Mexican zucchini while still warm.

Close relatives of the green zucchini such as the blossoms or flowers of the sqash, or flores de clabaza, are used in Mexican cooking to make aromatic dishes including salads, casseroles, and delectable fried creations. Sweet yellow squash, patty pan, crook neck squash, and zucchini can all be made in a variety of ways such as baking, grilling, sauteing, and steaming in addition to eating raw.

Check simple mexican zuchhini recipe.

7. Mexican Rice

Rice is always good. Also in Mexico!

The secret to making perfect Mexican rice begins with the rice. Mexican rice does not contain tomato sauce.  Read whole recipe for Mexican Rice.

8. Chicken Tortilla Soup 

This tortilla soup tastes very good, it is actually much better that anything you have tried in the restaurant, and the best part is that you can do this at home in your own kitchen, and also with the ingredients that you already have. Use some garnish and add a little cheddar cheese, avocado and fresh lime juice and you will have a tasteful recipe. Check easy Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe

9. Chicken Fajita

Mexican dishes are truly interesting because of their extraordinary taste and texture. Moreover, Chicken Fajita are perfect as finger food in parties; you will enjoy the superb flavour and aroma of these foods. The recipes use several seasonings combined in such a way that produce a truly delightful taste and delicious. Whether it is a meat wrap or a vegetable salad, any recipe will turn out great if you follow the procedure carefully.

If you are trying to stay trim, you might want to consider an alternative to beef. You can use chicken, as this type of meat is low in fat and rich in protein. Simply remove the skin for a truly fat-free and healthy main ingredient for the fajita.

10. Smoky Shredded Pork Tacos

Shredded pork makes the perfect classic Mexican taco.

11. Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros a famous brunch dish is one that has tortilla as a base. It is a full meal on its own and have a delicious taste as well, consisting of lightly fried tortillas and fried eggs. It is topped with fresh homemade salsa and served with refried beans (frijoles refritos), avocado slices, fried potatoes and extra chili peppers on the side. Scrambled eggs are an option. The dish is served like an open-faced sandwich or pancakes and may be eaten using a knife and a fork.

Check recipe for Hueevos Rancheros

12. Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas are made with a white cream sauce. They freeze well, reheat well and pack wonderfully for lunches. They are served with crisp totillas and spanish rice. They are great and they are also served with guacamole and sour cream, try eat it once and you will surely come back for more. Check recipe for great creamy chicken enchiladas.

13. Tasty Mexican Churros

Churros are a popular treat in Mexico and are sometimes called a Spanish doughnut. These fried strips of dough are crisp and sweet, thanks to their coating of cinnamon sugar. In the United States, you can often get churros at the local county fairs. They are the perfect portable snack. The first time you taste a churro you should remember it. It should be crisp and light. There are many different recipes for this tasty treat, but this one is pretty authentic. When you make them at home, use the star tip on your pastry bag to get the authentic shape to these delicious desserts. These crispy treats can be eaten on the go.

Check recipe for tasty  Mexican Churros

14. Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips 

To offer a healthy and nutritious meal, fruit salsa is an ideal preparation. It is easy to make and great to taste. It is healthy as well. It is a great appetizer and more over you can prepare it anytime without any hassle. To make fruit salsa even more attractive you can serve it with cinnamon tortillas.

Check this great Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips recipe.

15. Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

These cupcakes are like paradise in your mouth and it is very hard to just eat one. Thankfully, this recipe makes 2 dozen so there are plenty to snack on. Coincidently, the batter is rather tasty as well. These little cakes will have the consistency of pound cake instead of the usually fluffy cake-like consistency which makes them even more delightful. When getting ready to serve these cupcakes, try drizzling warm dulce de leche on top for adding presentation.

Check recipe for dulce de leche.

16. Nachos

Nachos are triangles of tortilla that have been deep fried until crispy and topped with a variety of spicy tomato and pepper mixture and grated cheese (to brown either under the grill or in the oven).

This Nachos recipe makes 30 servings. Please adjust ingredients to the number of guests.

17. Frijoles Refritos

Frijoles Refritos, as already mentioned make a great side dish for Huevos Rancheros. These are beans that are cooked slowly in chili broth with some onions and garlic. Then the cooked beans are mashed and fried in pork lard. The commonly used beans for this recipe are pinto (from North of Mexico) or black variety which are common in the southern part of Mexico. Red beans are commonly found in the markets but are almost never used for refried beans. A traditional Mexican

Check Frijoles Refritos recipe

18. Cemita

Cemitas were one of the foods I was most excited to eat during our trip. So sweet and lovely to eat, and I’d assumed that Mexico City—a bustling metropolis located just a few hours away from Puebla—would be an easy place to find some truly great ones. But it became pretty clear after a few days that while there are spots in the DF that sell cemitas, the only way I was going to try the real deal would be to go to Mexico City. So Jane and I hopped on a bus to Mexico City early one morning. In case there were any doubts, yes, I will travel for hours just to eat a sandwich.

As we walked the streets in search of something to restore my faith in the cemita as it’s made in Mexico, we finally came across Cemitas del Carmen (above). It called to me like a mirage in the desert.

19. Tacos arabes

A relative of al pastor tacos, tacos arabes also feature marinated pork cooked on a spit, but instead of being served in a corn tortilla, they’re served in pita-like flatbreads called pan arabe and it makes it delicious and tastes very good.

It’s like a gyro and an al pastor taco smashed into one. Why haven’t more people started selling these?Tacos Arabes

Similar to tacos al pastor, the meat for tacos arabes (usually pork) is slow-roasted on a spit with onions and herbs and generously seasoned with garlic, oregano, chilies, and other spices. These tacos are also one of the few Mexican tacos served on a flour tortilla. The Mexican city of Puebla is famous for their tacos arabes.

20. Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor
Tacos al Pastor

Mexican food has become a significant part of the culture of the United States. If you don’t really like Mexican food, perhaps it’s because you haven’t had authentic dishes. The next time you try Mexican, try one of these delicious traditional Mexican dishes.

One of the most delicious and authentic Mexican dishes is tacos al pastor. These tacos are often made with meat that is seasoned with a variety of spices, put on a spit, and then slow roasted. The meat, which is typically pork, is shaved from the rotisserie spit and served on small corn tortillas with pineapple, onion, cilantro, salsa, and a squeeze of lime.

21. Barbacoa Tacos

Barbacoa Tacos
Barbacoa Tacos

There’s no way you go to Mexico and not eat an obscene number of tacos. barbacoa tacos tastes like roasted pork and very sweet. First up, the barbacoa tacos at Arroyo, which, according to Wikipedia, is the largest Mexican restaurant in the world. It certainly did seem huge, so I’d believe it.

The barbacoa, here made from sheep, comes as a massive slab of meat that you pull apart in shreds and chunks and stuff into tender tortillas, topping it with whichever of the housemade salsas you desire. I’ve seen several trusted sources that claim that Arroyo is one of the best places to get barbacoa, and while I believe that, the Arroyo experience is about more than just the meat:

22. Salpicon


Salpicon is a French term, and is one of the food you will like to eat whenever you visit Mexico City the taste is so delicious, it is used for a minced, diced preparation of ingredients, which are then bound together with some kind of sauce. You can use the mixture to stuff rissoles, tartlets, croquettes, canapes, eggs, roulades, croustades, vol au vents, timbales and more. The recipe uses different kinds of vegetables and sometimes meat or fish.

The ingredients are cooked before they are combined to make the salpicon. You can also get nut and fruit salpicons and these can be used to fill cakes, tarts or other desserts. It is often used as a filling or stuffing but it makes a nice garnish too, for bread or crackers.

23. A La Veracruzana

A La Veracruzana
A La Veracruzana

The Mexican state of Veracruz has a very long coastline and as you would expect, Veracruz is the birthplace of many Mexican seafood recipes and even a style called “Veracruzana. So “A La Veracruzana” is one of the must eat food in “Veracruz” which you will love to eat again, This entails cooking fish or seafood in a tomato sauce enlivened with olives, capers, and chilies. This tangy, spicy complement is popular with shrimp and red snapper. There are also many other seafood dishes and fish dishes making use of it.

24. Ceviche


One of the many Mexican seafood, which everyone owes it to themselves to try eating it least once, is ceviche. This is a dish where seafood (usually shrimp, octopus or squid, though mackerel and tuna are also common) is “cooked” by marinating it in limejuice. The acids in the limejuice denature the proteins in the fish or seafood, essentially producing the same effect as cooking it with heat. However, it should be noted that if other shellfish are served as part of a ceviche that they are commonly cooked beforehand to ensure safety.

Other than limejuice, Mexican recipes for ceviche often include onion, cilantro, and chili peppers, salt and sometimes avocado. Ceviche is a common dish throughout central and South America, with each country having its own variation on the dish – but a lot of food connoisseurs prefer the Mexican style of ceviche to other countries’ takes on this dish. You may see this dish served with crackers, on a tostada or even as the filling for a taco!

25. A La Plancha

A La Plancha
A La Plancha

The “A la Plancha” method is a popular way of cooking fish in Mexico. This is a culinary technique, which originated in Spain and came to the new world with the conquistadors. When it comes to eating food in Mexico, do not overlook the “A la Plancha” it is so delicious that you will always think of if you are outside Mexico. Fish is grilled on a metal plate over flame rather than directly over the flame itself. This is a cooking method, which is also often used to grill steak as well as fish. It allows for a more even distribution of heat than cooking fish directly on the grill and prevents the common problem of having the fish stick to the grill.

Popular mexican side dishes :

  • Sautéed Corn and Poblanos
  • Guacamole
  • Cheesy Beans
  • Mexican Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad
  • Mexican Grilled Corn With Cilantro
  • Avocado Salad With Spicy Cilantro and Red Chili Salsa
  • Spicy Red Rice
  • Tomatillo Salsa
  • Taco Salad With Pinto Beans and Avocado
  • Charred Corn and Tomato Salsa

Find more about Mexican cuisine at Wiki.