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Common Mexican Food Terms

Mexican recipes are commonly based around corn and beans, the staple foods of Mexico, and can be mild to spicy. An authentic Mexican restaurant will have a variety of menu options to appeal to different tastes. Below are six terms to know when ordering food at a Mexican restaurant.

  • Fajita – Grilled meat, traditionally beef, with onions and bell peppers served on a tortilla. Fajitas are served with toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and cheese.
  • Tamale – A corn dough stuffed with a filling, wrapped in a corn husk, and steamed. Tamale recipes include many different fillings including meats, like beef and chicken, salsa, and sugar with dried fruit.
  • Torta – A type of Mexican sandwich that may be served hot or cold. Tortas typically have meat and garnishes and are served on a round, white bread roll.
  • Chorizo – A type of ground pork sausage that is made with chili peppers inside. Chorizo is a popular meat for tacos and burritos. It is sometimes cooked with eggs and wrapped in a tortilla to make breakfast burritos.
  • Chipotle – A jalapeño pepper that has been smoked and dried. Often, chipotle peppers are turned into powders, marinades for grilling, or used in sauces and salsa.
  • Empanada – Fried, wheat or corn based dough stuffed with meat, cheese, or sweet fillings. Empanadas may be on a menu as a meal or a as a dessert depending on what filling is used.
  • Horchata – A sweet, rice flavored drink served cold. Authentic Mexican horchata is made by combining rice, water, vanilla, and cinnamon. Oftentimes, milk is used in place of water to create a sweeter beverage.
    El Paso, TX 79935
    If you've been looking for the most authentic and tasty Mexican food in the local Defiance area, then stop by our restaurant. With great lunch and happy hour specials daily, you'll keep coming back for our Mexican food.
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    Alcapulco Mexican Grill
    6665 S State Road 1, Hamilton, IN 46742
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    (260) 488-2600
    User Review: "I love to eat at this restaurant,they have a great staff of people!!"
    Moscow Cantina
    7491 E Chicago Rd, Jonesville, MI 49250
    We supply the finest and freshest in authentic Mexican food and much more. Our company supplies tortilla, spices, sauce, burrito and tacos. Our restaurant company offers the best goods and food products.
    (517) 688-3777
    Estallas Mexican Restaurant And Cantina
    3111 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH 43616
    Estallas Mexican Restaurant And Cantina in Oregon, OH crafting mouth-watering Mexican Food made from high quality fresh, local ingredients. Offering flavors, culture, and hospitality so you can exper
    (419) 318-1235
    El Milagro Mexican Food
    1034 Ottawa Ave, Defiance, OH 43512
    (419) 782-0734
    Arandas Mexican Grill
    209 N Williams St, Paulding, OH 45879
    (419) 399-2068
    Del Taco
    200 S Defiance St, Archbold, OH 43502
    (419) 445-1234
    Del Taco
    200 N Defiance St, Archbold, OH 43502
    (419) 445-1234
    106 E High St Ste B, Hicksville, OH 43526
    (419) 542-6304
    The Grasshopper El Chapulin
    445 Airport Hwy, Wauseon, OH 43567
    (419) 335-1110
    Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant
    931 N Perry St, Ottawa, OH 45875
    (419) 523-0041
    El Mexicano Mexican Restaurant
    1198 Westwood Dr Ste F, Van Wert, OH 45891
    (419) 232-3930
    Si Senor
    640 N Grandstaff Dr, Auburn, IN 46706
    (260) 927-1153
    1037 Smaltz Way, Auburn, IN 46706
    (260) 927-1178
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    129 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
    (419) 353-7200
    El Zarape
    1616 E Wooster St Ste 1, Bowling Green, OH 43402
    (419) 353-0937

    When you’re in the mood for something spicy, Mexican food is the way to go. From tacos and burritos to refried beans and rice, authentic Mexican food presents a cohesive blend of spice and savory flavorings, indigenous to Mexico. Just as there are vast choices when it comes to this type of food, so are there vast selections of venues to experience it. Fast food joints sell tacos, along with sides of beans and rice and authentic Mexican drinks like horchata. If you prefer to eat Mexican food at home, you can pick up the ingredients from the market and make the grilled vegetables and toppings yourself. However, if you feel like going out to a fancy restaurant to eat, then head to your nearest Mexican restaurant to dine in. This style of cuisine originates in Mexico. This type of food uses lots of rice, corn, tortillas and beans in dishes. Most dishes are available with toppings such as cheese and salsa. The tortilla in particular is a staple of the Mexican diet. It’s made from kernels cooked with lime, ground on stone slabs, and mixed with the dough which is patted by hand. Tortillas are not only used to wrap food in, such as authentic fajita dishes, but they’re also used as plates, as with tostadas. Stop by a Mexican café for a fresh breakfast burrito or all the enchiladas you can eat. Enchiladas are generally made with chicken, cheese or beef. Top it all off with a native dessert like sweet tamales or coconut flan. The internet is a great place to get Mexican recipes and menus to grill up your own fare. Recipes and menus from your favorite restaurant are usually easily accessible to download and print.
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