Mexico is regarded as one of the world's top travel destinations due to its year-round sunshine, magnificent beaches, friendly locals and delicious food. I’m a regular visitor to Mexico myself and I love Mexican gastronomy. There is nothing like a plate of fresh tortilla chips and guac with a lime margarita overlooking the blue waters of the Caribbean
Street food is a staple in Mexican cuisine. Some of the best food you’ll taste in the country is likely to come from a food stall rather than an actual restaurant. When it comes to ordering, there are some items you must try. Tacos, tamales, and tostadas are all go-to items for both visitors and locals. If you want an authentic street food classic, try Elotes, which are corn cobs covered in mayonnaise, crumbled queso fresco, chilli powder, and lime juice, served on a wooden stick for easy handling.
Make sure to go to a place with lots of locals in line.
Want to know what’s sweeter than sugar? Agave! That’s right; this succulent is 1.5x sweeter than sugar. The agave plant grows all over Mexico and has been harvested for centuries to cook and even for medicinal purposes, such as an anti-inflammatory. When you’re in Mexico, try adding agave nectar to your coffee instead of sugar or look for it on the cocktail menu!
If there’s one item on the dessert menu everyone can agree on, it’s churros. These deep-fried sticks of dough rolled in cinnamon sugar and dipped in chocolate are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. Originally invented in Spain, churros are said to have been invented by shepherds and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Breakfast churros, anyone?
Nopal (Prickly Pear Catus )
Have you ever tasted a cactus? Nopal, commonly referred to as “prickly pear cactus,” is a staple in Mexican cuisine. Nopales have a tart citrus flavor, making them easy to use in a side dish or a main course. Popular Mexican nopal dishes include huevos con nopales and tacos de nopales. To top it all off, nopales may help reduce blood sugar while reducing cholesterol, and the vegetable is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium!
With already so much to love about travelling to Mexico, having a tasty cuisine is just topping on the cake. What are some of your favourite Mexican dishes?