Representation of a Mexican kitchen; in front are Mexican food and spices, while in the background there are typical utensils.
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 many 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.


Street food in Mexico, called antojitos, is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in Mexico.[1] Most of them include corn as an ingredient.

Cheese dishes

See also: Cheeses of Mexico

Egg dishes

Huevos rancheros

Meat dishes

Beef dishes


Goat dishes

Pork dishes

Poultry dishes

Other meat and protein dishes

Moles, sauces, dips and spreads

Rice dishes

Arroz rojo (Spanish rice)

Seafood dishes

Soups and stews

Caldo tlalpeño
Sopa de fideo

Vegetable dishes

Chiles en nogada

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.

A piece of sugary pan de muerto



Hot bowl of champurrado as served at a Mexican breakfast


Tequilas of various styles

See also


  1. ^ "Mexico City's best street food". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2023-02-02.
  2. ^ "Menu in Progress: Anatomy of an Oaxacan Carniceria". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  3. ^ 10 Most Popular Mexican Desserts - TasteAtlas