CUISINE

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An Elegant Seafood Dish © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa – reo

Mexican cuisine can be described as an exquisite fusion of prehispanic cooking and its staple ingredients such as corn, beans, avocados, tomatoes, and chili peppers with European elements such as rice, meats from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat, and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese), and various herbs and spices.

After the Spanish conquest the foods and cooking techniques began to be mixed, especially in colonial era convents. While every region poses its own typical cuisine Puebla, Yucatan and Oaxaca stand out for their variety of dishes and ingredients.

Food is an important aspect of the culture and popular traditions of México, for this reason and others, traditional Mexican cuisine was inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Wherever you go in Mexico, local dishes will delight you with their wide palette of flavors and their visual appeal. Here is a sampling from around the country.

Tepoztlan, Morelia
Tlaxcala © CPTM / Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo
Antojitos Mexicanos, Yohualichan, Puebla © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo
Jalisco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

Trajinera (punt) with sweets, Xochimilco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa – reo

For dessert, treat yourself to camotes, jamoncillos, buñuelos, turrons, muéganos, borrachitos and the unparalleled candied fruits.

High-End Cuisine

Restaurant in Guadalajara, Jalisco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo
Octopus, Cafe de los Artistas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Award-winning chefs are being recognized on an international level for their remarkable upscale cuisine. Mexico’s innovative culinary artists are experimenting with traditional and modern ingredients and techniques, resulting in dining experiences that will please even the most sophisticated palates.

Mexico City offers a wide variety of restaurants as  Pujol, Quintonil Biko, Sud 777, Nicos and Dulce Patria that earned a spot in the lists of Best Restaurants in the world and Latin America. Outside of Mexico City, the Amaranta in Toluca, Pangea in Monterrey and Corazon de Tierra in the Valle de Guadalupe made it to the list. Extraordinary fine dining can also be found around the country, which showcase gourmet local and international flavors to delight travelers.