Top 8 Foods To Try In Mexico

Tacos al Pastor

This popular street food features marinated pork cooked on a vertical spit, similar to the shawarma, served on small tortillas with pineapple, onions, and cilantro.

Chiles en Nogada

Mexican flag-colored poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo (meat, fruits, and spices), walnut-based cream sauce, and pomegranate seeds.

Pozole

A hearty soup made with hominy corn, herbs, and spices, often accompanied by chicken, pork, or vegetables. It's traditionally served with lettuce, radish, onion, lime, and chili.

Mole

A complex sauce made from over 20 ingredients, including chili peppers and chocolate, served over meat. The most famous versions are Mole Poblano and Mole Negro.

Elote

Grilled corn on the cob, slathered in mayonnaise, cheese, chili powder, and lime. It's a popular street food that captures the essence of Mexican flavor.

Enchiladas

Corn tortillas rolled around a filling and covered with a chili pepper sauce. Fillings can include meats, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, or combinations.

Flan

A creamy caramel dessert that's a staple in Mexican cuisine. This custard dessert is made with eggs, milk, and sugar, topped with a clear caramel sauce.

Chilaquiles

A typical breakfast dish with quartered lightly fried corn tortillas and green or red salsa. Cheese, cream, scrambled or fried eggs, and pulled chicken are commonly added.