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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 Shreveport 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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    Pepper Jack Serious Burritos
    1504 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75965
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    (936) 560-2522
    User Review: "The food was awsome. The service was good and the food was so very good and the size was huge. For my money this is the..."
    Nicky's Mexican Restaurant
    500 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 674-8355
    Taqueria La Michoacana
    2905 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 869-4249
    Smokin A's BBQ & Salsitas Mexican Grill
    303 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104
    (877) 957-1565
    El Chico
    2127 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71103
    (318) 425-7928
    El Chico Mexican Restaurants
    1513 E Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 798-5777
    El Chico Mexican Restaurants
    4015 Fern Ave, Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 865-4687
    Trejo's Mexican Restaurant
    5815 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 869-2316
    Tacomania Cantina
    641 East Kings Highway, Shreveport, LA 71105
    Touted as some of the best Mexican food in town. We offer a diverse and extensive menu of Mexico, Tex-Mex and California cuisine. Come by for lunch or dinner for our unique and fresh food today!
    (318) 868-4588
    Cantina Laredo
    6535 Youree Dr Ste 401, Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 798-6363
    Trejo's' Mexican Restaurant
    2157 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-2044
    Don Juanz Baja Beach Tacos
    2333 Airline Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 752-3244
    Tamolly's Mexican Restaurant
    2509 Beene Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 747-2601
    Nicky's Mexican Restaurant
    2701 Viking Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 747-2332
    2055 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-9844

    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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