Mexico has always been a top tourist and holiday destination. It’s beautiful, sunny, full of culture, and bright colors. A trip to Mexico is not complete without sampling the mouth-watering cuisines and drinks the country has to offer. Here are our top 5 must-try dishes while in Mexico. These mouth-watering and delicious foods are a few of Mexico’s generous gifts to the world.
#5 – Enchilada
This Mexican dish comprises corn tortilla stuffed with a variety of ingredients and covered in chili sauce. Some of the stuffing includes various meats, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables or a combination; and garnished with lettuce, chopped onions, chili peppers, salsa, or fresh cilantro. Enchiladas can be served with mole, refried beans, and Mexican rice.
#4 – Arroz Rojo
Also known as Mexican rice, Arroz Rojo is prepared by sautéing rice in a skillet until it turns golden brown. Chicken broth is then added, along with tomatoes — usually chopped tomatoes or in the form of a sauce. The main ingredients include long grain rice, oil, garlic, tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, and chicken broth. It’s sometimes served as a side dish to beans or as a main dish.
#3 – Pozole
This dish is undoubtedly one of the best soups in Mexico. The ingredients include hominy, pork or chicken, oregano, onions, and assorted seasonings. Pozole, when ready, is garnished with shredded cabbage, garlic, chili peppers, radishes, avocado, lime, and salsa. It’s also considered to be a celebratory dish in the Mexican communities. There are chicken, pork, or a mix, and vegetarian variations.
#2 – Pambazo
This is a Mexican sandwich dipped in delicious salsa. The bread used for Pambazo is drier than the average, which allows the dish to hold its shape when soaked in sauce. It’s loaded with beef or pork, fried beans, potatoes, and chorizo; and dipped in red guajillo pepper sauce, which gives the sandwich its distinct color. Pambazo is served with shredded lettuce, cream, and fresh cheese.
#1 – Chilaquiles
This insanely, popular, traditional meal is a staple all over Mexico. Mostly had for breakfast or brunch, Chilaquiles consists of green salsa or mole, poured over lightly, fried corn tortillas cut in triangles. The mouthwatering dish is garnished with avocado, raw onion rings, cheese, and pulled chicken. Chilaquiles can be served with refried beans, eggs or beef, and guacamole.