While many will head to Mexico for its paradise beaches, crystal clear waters and fabulous weather, the food alone is enough to tempt even the choosiest of eaters. So get ready for your taste buds to be tantalized as you experience a cuisine that packs a powerful punch in the flavour department as we reveal 10 must-try Mexican foods.

1.       Enchiladas

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While enchiladas are well known and popular on our own British shores, they actually date all the way back to Mayan times. However, things have changed a little since then when they were made from corn and wrapped around small fish before being chomped.

Today, anything from meat to cheese to vegetables are stuffed in the tasty flour wraps – and finished off with a blob of spicy chilli sauce.

2.       Elote

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Street food at its best! You’ll be hard pressed to find a Mexican city street corner that doesn’t sell this Mexican version of corn on the cob. The difference lies in the topping. Whereas we Brits tend to be tame and simply soak it in butter, in Mexico you’ll find your corn doused in mayonnaise, chilli, sour cream and lime. Yum!

3.       Guacamole

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Glorious guacamole! Made from avocado, tomatoes, onion, lemon juice – and of course – chilli peppers, this hugely popular dip dates all the way back to the Aztecs.

4.       Mole

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There are many different versions of this rich Mexican sauce containing different ingredients and flavours. However, the one thing they do all have in common is chili peppers. The sauce needs a lot of attention and stirring over a period of time before serving – but it’s  well worth the wait.

5. Huevos Tirados

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Essentially scrambled eggs and beans – not the most attractive of dishes but it hits the spot! Your favourite breakfast will never quite be the same…

6.       Street vendor tacos

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Forget the hard and crispy tacos bought from your local Mexican take-away, authentic tacos are small soft round tortillas topped with meats. Favourite options include chorizo, chicken and beef.

7.       Quesadillas

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One for the cheese lovers! The star ingredient of this delicious delight is gooey, melted cheese which is then accompanied with vegetables or meat, wrapped in a tortilla and fried on both sides.

8.       Empanadas

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It’s a pasty – but not as you know it. These stuffed pastries come with a variety of fillings, from chicken to cheese to pumpkin. And of course, being Mexican, you will often enjoy a hearty helping of salsa, sour cream, chilli and cheese piled on top.

9.       Pozole

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This spicy soup is certainly not fast food – the dish is stewed for hours before being served. The main ingredients are hominy corn, spices and herbs and then either chicken, pork or vegetables.

10.   Tostadas

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Waste not want not should be the motto of these delicious bites which are made from stale tortillas that are fried in roasting oil until they take on a golden hue and are nice and crunchy. The piling then begins – so take your pick from any number of toppings such as meat, cheese, seafood or meat.

 

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