Tacos and Burritos come to our mind when we hear Mexico right? You can imagine the delicacy of tortillas with each of its own distinct form filled with meat and vegetables that are mouth-watering! Actually, Mexican food is more than just those two. Just like tacos and burritos, their food are also recognized internationally while some are from the other countries but adapted to the Mexican palate. No dish is inferior to the other and all that is in this list is just as good.
Here are some of the best foods we think you might want to try if you ever visit a Mexican restaurant!
This is a bite sized traditional Mexican dish which is made with corn or wheat tortilla. Ground beef, tomato sauce, lettuce, taco shells, chilli powder, taco shells, and sour cream are mixed together in the tortilla and then eaten by hand.
Burritos are a famous Mexican dish consisting of flour tortilla with meat and vegetables in the tortilla wrapping. It is either lightly steamed or grilled to make it pliable and stick to the cylindrical shape of wrapped meat and vegetables.
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This dish is a type of taco with a tortilla that is melted cheese filled. Meat, vegetables are also added upon preferences and then cooked in the griddle. It is traditionally made with corn tortilla but flour tortilla options are also available.
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Sopa de Lima
The name translates to ‘lime soup’ and it is made ideally with turkey but chicken for substitution is fine. The soup consists of lime, corn tortilla strips, cinnamon, turkey or chicken broth, garlic, bell pepper and avocado. Lime and grapefruit combination is good for the acidity and bitterness of Mexico’s lima.
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Kenji made a recipe for Sopa de lima. Check out his blog on how to recreate the soup with easily available ingredients!
Enchilada is a corn tortilla rolled around and covered with savory sauce. It is filled together with vegetables, beans, and meat, then topped with sliced avocado, diced red onion, sour cream, cilantro, cheese and more. Its variation depends upon the preferred taste.
Gorditas which roughly translates to ‘little fatties’ is a pastry made with masa or thick corn tortillas, then filled with meat, vegetables and cheese and other fillings. The pastry depends on the region where it was made and it is similar to the Venezuelan and Columbian arepa.
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Not exactly Mexican alone in origin but this food is also the local’s favorite. It is prepared with corn based masa or dough, placed in a corn husk or banana leaf and steamed. It is best served with spicy salsas on top.
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This internationally recognized food as either cake or flatbread is also in Mexico. The Mexican version is a flatbread made of breaded chicken, refried beans, cheese, avocado, black beans, sour cream, olive oil, lemon and mozzarella strings.
Originally from Spain and Portugal, churros are also known in Mexico. It is a fried dough pastry cooked as thin, knotted or long and thick. It consists of cinnamon, sugar, heavy cream, eggs, butter, vanilla, flour and vegetable oil. The pastry’s dips can be chocolate or nutella, ice cream, and even condensed milk.
Guacamole is not a dish but a condiment which is avocado-based. It is made of mashed avocado, lime juice, salt with onion, garlic, tomatoes and cilantro. Originally in Mexico, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, salad ingredient and spread.
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Similar to Guacamole, Salsa is also used for dips and as condiment. It is mainly made of tomato, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, lime and red onion. Jalapeno peppers are also added for a spicier twist.
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