List of Mexican dishes

The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire occurred in the 16th century. The basic staples since then remain native foods such as corn, beans, squash and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and spices, although key spices in Mexican cuisine are also native to Mesoamerica such as a large variety of chili peppers and cilantro.

Antojitos

Street food in Mexico, called antojitos is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in Mexico. Most of them include corn as an ingredient.

  • Sopes
    • Sopa de albondiga (meatball soup)

Cheese dishes

Egg dishes

Meat dishes

Beef dishes

Goat dishes

Pork dishes

Poultry dishes

Other meat and protein dishes

Moles, sauces, dips and spreads

Rice dishes

Seafood dishes

Soups and stews

Vegetable dishes

Desserts and sweets

Mexico's candy and bakery sweets industry, centered in Michoacán and Mexico City, produces a wide array of products.

  • Flan
  • Fresas con crema
  • Gelatina
  • Glorias
  • Gorditas de azucar
  • Ice cream ("nieves" and "helados"). Pancho Villa was noted as a devotee of ice cream. The Mexican ice cream industry is centered in the state of Michoacán; most ice cream stands in Mexico are dubbed La Michoacana as a tribute to Michoacán's acknowledged leadership in the production of this product.
  • Jamoncillos
  • Jarritos (spicy tamarindo candy in a tiny pot), as well as a brand of soda
  • Macarrones de dulce de leche
  • Mazapán de Cacahuate
  • Nicuatole
  • Obleas
  • Paletas, popsicles (or ice lollies), the street popsicle vendor is a noted fixture of Mexico's urban landscape.
  • Pan de Acambaro (Acambaro bread), named for its town of origin, Acambaro, Guanajuato. Very similar to Jewish Challah bread, which may have inspired its creation.

Beverages

Non-alcoholic

Alcoholic

See also

References

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