Mexican food is extremely popular. In fact, it’s so popular that there are Mexican restaurants almost everywhere in the United States. And no, Taco Bell does not count as one of these options.
Sure, the Mexican food Americans think of is the slightly Americanized version of Mexican food, but it’s still very similar to what they eat in Mexico.
One of the staples of Mexican cuisine is the taco. Whether you’re eating a soft taco or a hard taco, both are very common options in Mexico or the United States. If you want a more authentic Mexican flavor, then the corn tortilla is the option to go for. While this is something many Americans dislike, if you can locate an authentic Mexican restaurant in the US, there is a good chance that soft corn tortillas are available. Personally, I feel like this is an amazing option.
Of course, when it comes to side dishes, there are the classic options of rice and refried beans. If you’re American, chances are the only time you’ve ever eaten refried beans is when you’re enjoying Mexican cuisine. And then the rice is a little different when it has the Mexican touch. Side dishes are different from other foods Americans eat and very delicious. These are sometimes the only two sides available at Mexican restaurants and that’s okay.
Tamales are a very popular Mexican dish. They can be taken for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They can be red or brown. There is also an option that is the complex mole moreno that completely transitions the tamale. You can enjoy the tamales with a cup of atole, which is a thick, sweet drink made from corn.
Another staple of Mexican cuisine is the quesadilla. These are very popular and even non-Mexican restaurants serve them. They are so simple. Take some cheese, some chicken, some bell peppers and onions and grill them and you are good to go. You can take them in the morning or at night. All it takes is a little salsa, which you can even buy at the store, and some sour cream and you’re ready to whip up some tasty quesadillas. They can be done in a matter of minutes. If you already have some chicken, it can be a matter of seconds.
Chances are there is a Mexican dish for everyone. These were some of the most popular, but you can dig deeper and find the most exclusive options.