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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 Harlingen 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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    La India Mexican Food & Bakery
    Corner of 5 Mile and Glasscock, Alton, TX 78574
    Best Tacos, Chiles Rellenos and Delicious Pan Dulce Mexicano!
    (956) 581-0708
    To-ce-chi Antojitos Mexicanos
    4521 Kostoryz Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78415
    Offering the best tostadas, sopes, zarapes(two foot long taco), quesadillas, tortas, gorditas, enchiladas, burrito egg, Mexican guisados, beef on the grill, child plate hamburgers(Mexican style) & more!
    (361) 225-2585
    Taqueria La Mexicana
    1501 E Harrison Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 412-9394
    Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
    117 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 423-3663
    Alicia's Mexican Restaurant
    324 N Commerce St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 440-0510
    El Taquito Cafe
    305 N 1st St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 423-7836
    Garza's Tortilla Factory
    1010 S F St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 425-8019
    Taqueria El Zarape
    1305 W Tyler Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 412-6868
    Platillos Mexican Restaurant
    1010 S Loop 499, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 365-4144
    Taqueria La Michoacana
    1904 W Jefferson Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 440-8773
    Taqueria Jalisco
    621 S Commerce St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 428-9575
    Taqueria La Esquina
    1405 S M St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 423-1872
    Capistran Tortillas & Bar B Que
    423 S F St, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 412-6032
    Moreno's Tortillas & Grocery
    1410 W Grant Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 421-2679
    Taqueria La Fogata
    416 W Harrison Ave, Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 412-4010

    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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