List of Mexican dishes

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Tacos prepared with a carnitas filling
Pozole is a traditional soup or stew from Mexico

The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire occurred in the 16th century. The basic staples since then remain native foods such as corn, beans, squash and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals, dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and spices, although key spices in Mexican cuisine are also native to Mesoamerica such as a large variety of chili peppers.


Cemita with milanesa
Preparation of huaraches

Street food in Mexico, called antojitos is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in Mexico. Most of them include corn as an ingredient.

Cochinita pibil is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Peninsula of Mayan origin
  • Sopes
    • Sopa de albondiga (meatball soup)

Cheese dishes[edit]

Egg dishes[edit]

Meat dishes[edit]

Beef dishes[edit]

Goat dishes[edit]

Pork dishes[edit]

Poultry dishes[edit]

Other meat and protein dishes[edit]

Moles, sauces, dips and spreads[edit]

Rice dishes[edit]

Seafood dishes[edit]

Soups and stews[edit]

Vegetable dishes[edit]

Desserts and sweets[edit]

Close up shot of a bionico with strawberries, banana, raisins, shredded coconut and granola

Mexico's candy and bakery sweets industry, centered in Michoacán and Mexico City, produces a wide array of products.

Homemade flan
  • Flan
  • Fresas con crema
  • Gelatina
  • Glorias
  • Gorditas de azucar
  • Ice cream ("nieves" and "helados"). Pancho Villa was noted as a devotee of ice cream. The Mexican ice cream industry is centered in the state of Michoacán; most ice cream stands in Mexico are dubbed La Michoacana as a tribute to Michoacán's acknowledged leadership in the production of this product.
  • Jamoncillos
  • Jarritos (spicy tamarindo candy in a tiny pot), as well as a brand of soda
  • Macarrones de dulce de leche
  • Mazapán de Cacahuate
  • Nicuatole
  • Obleas
  • Paletas, popsicles (or ice lollies), the street popsicle vendor is a noted fixture of Mexico's urban landscape.
  • Pan de Acambaro (Acambaro bread), named for its town of origin, Acambaro, Guanajuato. Very similar to Jewish Challah bread, which may have inspired its creation.
A piece of sugary pan de muerto



Hot bowl of champurrado as served at a Mexican breakfast


Tequilas of various styles

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Menu in Progress: Anatomy of an Oaxacan Carniceria". Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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