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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 Medford 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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    Viva Juan Mexican Restaurant
    280 Middle Country Rd Ste B, Selden, NY 11784
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    (631) 698-8172
    User Review: "We tried this restaurant about 2 years ago and it was so so. We went back tonight and wow, what a mess. the food was not..." - Patrick (NY)
    Chi Chi Mecas Mexican Restaurant and Music Bar.
    169 Main St, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    Chi Chi Micas Mexican restaurant and bar serving the Farmingdale, NY area. We specialize in authentic Mexican food such as enchiladas & pozoles.
    (516) 586-8646
    Viva Cantina Mexican Grill & Bar
    1001 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
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    (203) 368-9566
    User Review: "Finally a good place in bridgeport downtown..Great enviroment, very friendly service, young owner with a lot of energy. We..."
    Blue Tortilla
    1070 Middle Country Rd Ste 4, Selden, NY 11784
    (631) 451-0100
    Taco Express Plus
    1236 Middle Country Rd, Selden, NY 11784
    (631) 320-0766
    On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
    45 Middle Ave, Holtsville, NY 11742
    (631) 317-2657
    Taakuera Jalapeno
    2 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953
    (631) 320-1828
    132 Middle Country Rd, Middle Island, NY 11953
    (631) 775-7076
    Senor Taco Grill
    480 Patchogue Holbrook Rd Unit 19, Holbrook, NY 11741
    (631) 509-6093
    Tacos Guacamola III
    2133 Middle Country Rd, Centereach, NY 11720
    (631) 580-3007
    Senor Taco Express
    1028 Route 25a Ste 2, Mount Sinai, NY 11766
    (631) 476-8226
    Muchacho Mexican Fare
    75 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
    (631) 627-3258
    Mexican Grill
    703 Medford Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772
    (631) 207-6554
    Mesquite Tex Mex Grill
    291 Echo Ave, Sound Beach, NY 11789
    (631) 744-0343
    Sabrosa Mexican Grill
    80 Orville Dr, Bohemia, NY 11716
    (631) 244-1598

    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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