List of Mexican dishes

Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic staples remain native foods such as corn, beans and chili peppers, but the Europeans introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and lots of spices.


Cemita with milanesa
Preparation of huaraches

Street food in Mexico, called antojitos (literally "little cravings"), 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 Península of Mayan origin
Tacos al pastor

Cheese dishes

Egg dishes

Meat dishes

Beef dishes

Goat dishes

Pork dishes

Poultry dishes

Other meat and protein dishes

Moles, sauces, dips and spreads

Rice dishes

Seafood dishes

Soups and stews

Vegetable dishes

Ensalada de nopales


Desserts and sweets

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
A piece of sugary pan de muerto

Drinks and coffee

Hot bowl of champurrado as served at a Mexican breakfast
Tequilas of various styles

See also


  1. "Menu in Progress: Anatomy of an Oaxacan Carniceria.". Retrieved 2008-04-2008. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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