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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 La Grange 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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    Taqueria El Tio
    2103 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306
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    (910) 483-0783
    User Review: "Enjoy the grate taste of mexico they make there tacos with hand made tortillas,they have empanadas,tortas,carnitas and the..."
    173 Westwood Shopping Ctr, Fayetteville, NC 28314
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    (910) 487-1144
    User Review: "The waiter and the food were extremely bad, we even ask for our rice to be change cause it smell from days before, but they..."
    La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
    1813 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707
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    (919) 967-0207
    User Review: "The best mexican food in town recomende try the best margaritas"
    La Paz Mexican Restaurant
    335 N Spence Ave, Goldsboro, NC 27534
    (919) 759-9565
    Bonfire's Tortilla Bar
    2830 Cashwell Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534
    (919) 759-9839
    El Senor Mexican Restaurant
    2342 Hwy 11 55, Kinston, NC 28504
    (252) 208-7222
    Cancun Mexican Food
    1339 Institute Rd, Kinston, NC 28504
    (252) 208-2409
    La Flama Mexican Restaurant
    111 Se 2nd St, Snow Hill, NC 28580
    (252) 747-4333
    Marcelina's Mexican Food
    104 W Main St, Pikeville, NC 27863
    (919) 242-8002
    Taqueria La Morenita
    747 S Breazeale Ave, Mount Olive, NC 28365
    (919) 658-2930
    Torero's Mexican Restaurant
    112 N John St, Goldsboro, NC 27530
    (919) 731-7070
    El Jarocho Mexican Restaurant
    106 N Central Ave, Pink Hill, NC 28572
    (252) 568-2792
    Taqueria Carrillo
    300 Moyton Ave, Stantonsburg, NC 27883
    (252) 238-2255
    La Flama Mexican Restaurants
    3733 N Main St, Farmville, NC 27828
    (252) 753-2585
    Camino Real Mexican Restaurant
    156 3rd St, Ayden, NC 28513
    (252) 746-3361

    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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