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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.
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    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    910 Holiday Dr, Moorhead, MN 56560
    (218) 284-4848
    Juano's Mexican Restaurant
    315 Main Ave, Moorhead, MN 56560
    (218) 359-0808
    La Unica Mexican Market
    2615 12th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
    (218) 236-1075
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    1801 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 478-4545
    Juano's Mexican Restaurant
    3402 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 364-9757
    Paradiso Mexican Restaurant
    801 38th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 282-5747
    Taco Shop The
    1825 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 235-8628
    Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Inc
    1150 36th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 297-0355
    Mango's Mexican & American Grill
    2901 Main Ave, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 232-4886
    Qdoba Mexican Grill
    3902 13th Ave S Ste 1828, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 478-9292
    Atlas Food Inc
    3330 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103
    (701) 280-0809
    Juano's Mexican Restaurant
    402 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102
    (701) 232-3123
    Juano's Mexican Restaurant
    1100 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
    (701) 232-2022
    Taco Shop The
    420 University Dr N, Fargo, ND 58102
    (701) 232-7734
    Taco Shop The
    4474 23rd Ave S Ste A, Fargo, ND 58104
    (701) 526-0810

    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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