18 Mouth-Watering Foods From Mexico You Should Know

Mexican food is well-loved all over the world, but when you travel to Mexico, you realize your idea of Mexican food pretty skewed. Things like burritos, chips with nacho cheese, and white tortillas are all American creations. Authentic Mexican food is based on natural, delicious flavors – like fresh meats and fish, beautiful earthy sauces, and vibrant garnishes.

With the help of two of our colleagues here at Try The World – one who is from Mexico City and the other who just vacationed there – we’ve created a handy list of everything you should eat, the next time you want to explore Mexico! Get your Countries Box, starting with Mexico, here!

1. Chilaquiles – fried corn tortilla topped with salsa & a fried egg

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2. Camarones Empanizados con Coco – coconut shrimp

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3. Flan – sweet egg custard

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4. Ceviche – raw fish marinated in citrus juices

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5. Fruta  – fruit

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6. Elote – grilled corn, on a stick

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7. Arroz Rojo – red rice made with tomato sauce & chicken broth

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8. Carne Asada Tacos – tacos with grilled steak

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9. Sopes – thick corn cakes with toppings

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10. Empanadas –  stuffed, fried pastries

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11. Fish Tacos

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12. Mole de Olla – pork, corn, zucchini casserole

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13. Tortilla Soup 

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14. Pescado – grilled fish, whole

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15. Tlacoyo  – stuffed corn tortilla

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16. Tacos Fritos – savory, stuffed, and fried tacos

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17. Tamales – stuffed and steamed corn husk with masa

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18. Pico de Gallo – chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, serrano chilis

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