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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 Seneca 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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    El Patron Mexican Restaurant
    186 Station Dr, Anderson, SC 29621
    How do you build a restaurant business from scratch in a fiercely competitive market? Jesús Sánchez founder of “El Patron” Mexican Restaurants in 1998, did it with a simple, three things.
    (864) 332-0027
    El Patron Mexican Restaurant
    3321 North Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621
    How do you build a restaurant business from scratch in a fiercely competitive market? Jesús Sánchez founder of “El Patron” Mexican Restaurants in 1998, did it with a simple, three things.
    (864) 260-9711
    120 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
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    (864) 250-1300
    User Review: "Food is rather bland, staff is not customer-centric. It's amazing that they stay open for business--must be the location!" - Marvin (SC)
    Alanzan Mexican Restaurant Inc
    111 Rochester Hwy, Seneca, SC 29672
    (864) 985-0355
    Taco Riendo
    115 Bountyland Rd, Seneca, SC 29672
    (864) 882-0790
    Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
    139 Anderson Hwy Ste 180, Clemson, SC 29631
    (864) 654-1005
    Eljimador Mexican Restaurant
    1062 Tiger Blvd, Clemson, SC 29631
    (864) 654-8006
    Chipotle Mexican Grill
    393 College Ave, Clemson, SC 29631
    (864) 653-5801
    Los Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
    119 Ram Cat Aly, Seneca, SC 29678
    (864) 873-9170
    Eljimador Mexican Restaurant
    903 E Main St, Westminster, SC 29693
    (864) 647-2080
    Panchos Mexican Restaurant
    100 Anderson Dr, Liberty, SC 29657
    (864) 843-2346
    Vaqueros Mexica
    133 E Queen St, Pendleton, SC 29670
    (864) 646-5522
    CHI Chi's
    176 E Main St, Pendleton, SC 29670
    (864) 646-5200
    El Jimador Mexican Restaurant
    1711 Pearman Dairy Rd, Anderson, SC 29625
    (864) 226-0616
    Papas & Beer Mexican Restaurant
    160 W Beltline Blvd, Anderson, SC 29625
    (864) 222-4004

    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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