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Popular Mexican Dishes

           Authentic Mexican food is usually prepared with many
           of the same ingredients.
           Savoury Mexican Food
           Pico de gallo is a savory mixture of chopped up tomato,
           onion, cilantro, peppers, and other personal preferences
           that are a favorite party favor with flour tortilla or pan
           dulce, another Mexican bread.

           An assortments of meats is not uncommon and many
           dishes can be prepared with any type.
                                                               that sell what are known as “street foods”: quesadillas,
           Enchiladas are wrapped tortilla rolls, filled with either   tacos, tamales, chalupas, churros, and so on.
           beef, chicken, seafood, potato, beans, or other combina-
           tions, with a chili pepper sauce sprinkled on top.   These food items are more likely to be seen on the
                                                               streets than in an actual home cooked meal because
                               Even snacks like  carnitas are   they are of the more  informal variety. Still amazingly
                               made of simmered or braised pork   delicious, they are great when walking around and site
                               that can be served with any of the   seeing, as they usually do not require forks and knives
                               above mentioned.                in order to eat.
                                                               Mexican Holiday Foods
                               Of course, Mexican food can-
                               not be mentioned without tacos.   If  you  are traveling  to  Mexico  at  certain  times  of  the
                               There are so many varieties of   year, you will also have the opportunity to try some
                               tacos to choose from: fish, carne   holiday treats.
                               asada, fajita, beef and bean, chick-  •  The Day of the Dead is celebrated on the first of No-
                               en mole, chipotle pork, chorizo  vember, and with it comes Pan de Muertos (Day of the
                               and potato, and the list goes on.   Dead Bread), a round, sweet bread that is topped with
                                                               sugar or sesame seeds.
                              Guacamole is an easy dish to pre-
           pare and its health benefits are very well known, seeing   •  Tamales are a season favorite, as well as Mole Negro.
           that guacamole comes from avocados.                 •  A yellow squash or a pumpkin cooked with brown
                                                               sugar and cinnamon is also a seasonal dish called Cala-
           Rice and cheeses are always on the table. They can come  baza en Dulce.
           in the form of side dishes, or be the main ingredients of   •  There are Calaveras de Azucar, or sugar skulls, cook-
           small cakes such as a Zacatecan-style baked mesa cake.   ies with sugar and/or chocolate for a sweet delight.
                                                               •  The Christmas season has circular shaped butter cook-
           Soups and stews can often carry a meal. Pork and red
           chile stews, or carne adobada, are hearty dishes, as well   ies that have green and red sprinkles to look like little
           as pork neck and purslane stew, or rebocado.        Christmas wreathes. These sugar cookies are called Galle-
                                                               tas con Chochitos.
           A fava bean soup is commonly filled with potatoes, fava  •  And not to forget Cinco de Mayo: churros with coco-
           beans, corn, and tomato.                            nut sauce, Mexican lasagna, pinto bean salsa salad, and
                                                               chicken mole enchildas are so full of color and taste that
           Sweet Mexican Dishes                                the meal itself is a full on celebration!
           For desserts, Mexican cuisine is uniquely creative.
           Churros are a favorite outside of Mexico as well, but  Mexican Drinks
           their origin is strictly Mexican.                   Some traditional Mexican drinks that people enjoy are
                                                               hot chocolate, horchata blanca – a white rice drink,
           Rice pudding ice pops, or paletas de arroz con leche,  horchata de arroz tostado – a toasted rice drink, horcha-
           are quite popular, as well as pineapple rice pops, tama-  ta de arroz con almendras – an almond rice drink, and
           rind-chile ice pops, and strawberry and cream ice pops.  chico – a blackberry liqueur.
           Mexican Street Food                                 Margaritas are a classic favorite. You can mix them with
           A  great  things  about  Mexican  food  is  that  when  you  any fruit: strawberry, mango, pineapple, watermelon, or
           travel the country, there are street vendors all around  raspberry, or you can have Mexicali beer margaritas.

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