7 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Mexico

February 17, 2024

By Char Dham Yatra

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top dishes locals eat in Mexico. 

7. Chilaquile

Chilaquiles consist of corn tortillas that have been quartered and fried. They are topped off with salsa, either red or green will do.  

6. Chiles en Nogada

There are a few different versions of how the dish came to be. As local legend has it, nuns created Chiles en Nogada to celebrate Mexico’s independence. 

5. Elote

This is popular street food in Mexico and can be found virtually everywhere. It is corn on the cob, with a whole new take. 

4. Camote

If you ever find yourself in Mexico City, you will know that camote is nearby when you hear a steam-driven whistle. This is traditional Mexican street food 

3. Concha

In case you are in the mood for a sweet treat, try concha – Mexico’s sweet bread. It is essentially sweet bread topped with a crusty, cookie in the shape of a shell. 

2. Pulque

Made from the fermented agave plant, Pulque is an alcoholic drink that the natives have been drinking for over 2,000 years. 

1. Tamale

Tamales are the answer to eco-friendly wrapping. Here, corn dough is filled with either sweet or savory fillings. 

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