Mexico is one of the most traveled destinations in the world. Millions of people visit this country to enjoy its sunny beaches, witness the historic architecture and to taste their world famous food dishes. Mexican food is really delicious and you must have already heard great praises about it. Chilaquiles and Pozoles are some of the most famous dishes that you should definitely try out when you are here. In this list we have jotted down some of the most popular food items that you should try out in Mexico as soon as you have landed there.
Chilaquiles – a traditional breakfast that comes with fried corn tortillas that are cut into quarters and are topped with red or green salsa. If you like spicy food, then you should get some more of the red salsa. To top the tortillas, you can choose scrambled or fried eggs along with pulled chicken. Cheese and cream is also added to the dish to make it more delicious. If you want, you can even get some frijoles.
Pozole – whichever country you go, you will come across a delicious soup recipe that is specially made for the people there. The same goes for Mexico. Pozole is a wonderful soup that is usually made of chicken, pork and other vegetables according to your preference. It is cooked with hominy corn with plenty of herbs and home-made spices that adds a certain kick to the dish. It is usually stewed for hours and then served with fresh lettuce, radish, & onion.
Tacos al pastor – you can find Al Pastor in most of the Puerto Escondido restaurant and it is undoubtedly one of the most unique dishes. It can be traced back to the 1920s and 30s as it was brought by the Lebanese immigrants. Al Pastor is sliced pork that is marinated for several hours and roasted in the traditional shawarma style. You can even select chicken in case you are not a fan of pork meat. They are topped with pineapples, spinach and onions.
Tostadas – served with crab and lime wedges, Tostadas are toasted tortillas that are very tasty and can help you satisfy your hunger cravings. These are usually served with a lot of garnishes and some of the popular toppings you can can choose include cheese, cooked meat, seafood and ceviche. Some of the restaurants also allow you to make your own Tostadas that will come with all the ingredients that you prefer to eat.
Chiles en nogada – named as Mexico’s most “Patriotic Dish”, Chiles en nogada boasts of the three colors of the Mexican flag. Yes! It is served with picadillo filled chillies that include a mixture of minced meat, spices and fruits. Some restaurants even add walnut-based cream sauce to make the white color and pomegranate seeds to create the red color. This dish not only looks picturesque but tastes fantastic. With a tinge of sweetness, aromatic spices and delicious meat, it is a full course meal for you.
Elote – last but not the least, Elote is corn on the cobs that comes with different toppings. This food item can be found in almost every Mexican city you are planning to visit. To make this dish, the corn is boiled and served on a stick or cups. To add flavors and more taste to the corn, you can choose to add chilli, lime, butter, cheese or even red salsa sauce as well.
So, these are the top food items that you have to try out when you are in Mexico. Note them down and discover some wonderful eateries that server these lip smacking delicacies.