Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably already know that Mexico has some of the most incredible food. Authentic Mexican food delivers beautiful colors, vibrant flavors, and fresh ingredients. As a result, Mexican cuisine features an incredibly diverse selection of dishes. If you want to visit Mexico for yourself, why not call us at the Villa Group? We are an award winning report provider with luxury properties in Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Islands of Loreto, and the Riviera Nayarit.

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#1 Tacos

Firstly, no visit to Cabo San Lucas is complete without trying authentic Mexican tacos. Many people consider tacos to be the number one most popular Mexican food in Mexico and around the world. The best tacos are prepared with homemade corn tortillas and then filled with a variety of different meat or fish fillings and fresh toppings. Some popular tacos include tacos al pastor (pork), carne asada (beef), birria (shredded, marinated beef), shrimp, and fish tacos. Then, fresh toppings such as diced onions, chopped cilantro and spicy salsas are added so you can personalize your taco to your taste. In Cabo, the Baja style fish tacos are one of the best ones to try which are usually prepared with white fish that is deep batter fried and topped with cabbage. Either way, in general Mexican tacos are really delicious and affordable.

#2 Chile Rellenos

Secondly, have you ever had a chile relleno? This tasty and authentic Mexican food originated in the city of Puebla back in 1858 which is outside of Mexico City. Usually, poblano, pasilla or jalapeño peppers are toasted over medium heat on both sides. Then the skin of the pepper is carefully peeled. Next, the chili is filled with either cheese or ground beef or other fillings. Next, the outside is coated with whisked eggs and flour to be fried in a pan until browned. While chile rellenos taste delicious on their own, they can be also served inside a corn tortilla, inside a bolillo which is a white bread roll, or as a plated dish with tomato sauce drizzled on top with sides of rice and beans.

#3 Ceviche Tostadas

Thirdly, with an ideal location in the Sea of Cortez, no visit to Baja is complete without indulging in fresh and delicious ceviche. The most popular type of ceviche in Mexico is prepared using white fish that is blended with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lime juice. Then, the mixture is served on top of a corn tostada and sliced avocados can be added on top. Add some salsa and squeeze lime juice to create a tangy and healthy meal that will hit the spot!

#4 Chiles en Nogada

Next, chiles en nogada is another authentic Mexican dish that is most enjoyed prepared during the holiday season in December. This dish is made using poblano chiles that are stuffed with picadillo, a tasty ground beef mixture that sometimes contains pieces of dried fruit as well. Then, the stuffed chili is served with a creamy walnut-based sauce, called nogada poured over time. This festive dish is usually served at room temperature, and topped with fresh pomegranate seeds and chopped parsley to create a tasty and pleasing to the eye dish that is authentically Mexican.

#5 Enchiladas

If you love hearty meals that can be spicy or sweet, you have to try enchiladas. Authentic Mexican enchiladas are prepared using corn tortillas that are rolled with filling inside then covered with sauce. Some of the most typical filings include meats like beef or chicken, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, or combinations of multiple ingredients. Next, the enchilada is covered with various types of salsa. Some of the most common sauces are red salsa, green salsa, peanut based salsas, and a sour cream based salsa known as Suiza. are popular choices. Lastly, enchiladas are often served with a dollop of fresh sour cream and chopped tomatoes and lettuce as well.

#6 Mole

Next, mole is a very traditional sauce and marinade that is commonly used in a variety of authentic Mexican dishes. Some of the best-known moles are native to the states of Puebla and Oaxaca which are the origins of this classic and delicious sauce. Usually mole sauce is served over chicken that is accompanied by rice, beans, or vegetables. Most mole sauce contains chili peppers, fruit, nuts, spices like black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, and even chocolate. Mole sauce is prepared in various forms, with chili peppers as the common ingredient. Today, mole is considered a flavorful, unique and complex dish that is a big part of Mexico’s rich culture.

#7 Guacamole

Last but not least, guacamole is undoubtedly one of the most popular foods in Mexico. These days, guacamole is popular throughout the whole world as the perfect dip for snacking and appetizers. The origins of guacamole actually date back to the time of the Aztecs. To prepare homemade guacamole yourself, start with ripe avocados and then take a fork to smash them up. Next, stir in finely chopped onion, tomatoes, and garlic. Lastly, add some salt and pepper, chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice for a tangy kick that everyone will love. Guacamole is often served alone with corn tortilla chips, or to accompany a variety of authentic Mexican dishes.

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