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Food and Drink in Mexico

From tamales and tlayudas to mole and salsa verde, Mexican cuisine combines flavorful ingredients with painstaking preparation.

Eating in Mexico
This guide to dining in Mexico will give you some practical tips about eating in Mexico.

Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.

Mexico's Best Foodie Destinations
Here are Mexico's best destinations for foodies and some of the dishes you shouldn't miss in each location.

Eating Vegetarian in Mexico
If you're a vegetarian contemplating travel to Mexico, don't worry - you won't starve, and you don't have to survive on a diet of rice and beans either, though these may end up being staples.

Markets in Mexico
Take a virtual tour of the markets of Mexico

What to Eat in Puebla
Here are a few of the delicious foods and drinks you should try on a trip to Puebla.

Oaxacan Food
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.

Chiles en Nogada
Chiles en Nogada is poblano chiles stuffed with meat, nuts and fruit and topped with walnut sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds. Find out about the origins and history of this traditional Mexican dish.

Yummy food from street stalls
Enjoy some of Mexico´s street food - without any of the consequences!

Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.

Tequila, Mezcal and Pulque
These three popular Mexican beverages are all made from the agave plant.

The Process for Making Mezcal
Mezcal is a popular Mexican drink made from agave.

Tortilla Soup - Sopa Azteca Recipe
Here is a recipe for a delicious soup with fried tortillas in a tomato broth.

Mexico Restaurant Review
Mexican cuisine is one of Mexico's most appealing attractions. Dining in one of Mexico's better restaurants can be a highlight of your trip. Whether you have a favorite restaurant or have had a disappointing dining experience in Mexico, we would love to hear about it. Please share your restaurant review with the About.com Mexico Travel...

What is Ceviche?
A definition of ceviche, the marinated raw fish dish popular throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

What is Chilaquiles?
Definition of chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican breakfast dish.

What is Huevos Motuleños?
A definition of huevos motuleños, a popular Mexican breakfast dish.

Pibil - What is Pibil - Definition of Pibil
A definition of pibil, a traditional dish from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

What is Papadzules?
A definition of Papadzules, a Mexican dish from the Yucatan Peninsula.

What is a Chef’s Table?
Definition of a chef's table. Many Mexican resorts and restaurants offer chef's tables - find out what this term means.

What is Degustation?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.

Mexican Flag Shooter (Bandera Mexicana)
This is recipe for a layered shooter with the colors of the Mexican flag, perfect for Mexican fiestas like Cinco de Mayo.

What Are Chiles Rellenos?
A description of chiles rellenos, a Mexican dish of stuffed poblano pepper.

What is Pavo Relleno Negro?
A description of pavo relleno negro, a dish unique to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

What is Queso Relleno?
A description of queso relleno, a stuffed cheese dish found throughout Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

What is Sopa de Lima?
A description of sopa de lima, a citrus and chicken soup popular throughout Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

What is Xnipek?
A description of xnipek, the Yucatan Peninsula version of pico de gallo.

Habaneros
A description of habaneros, a Mexican chili amongh the hottest in the world.

Favorite Mexican Food
Is there a food that you just can't wait to get back to Mexico to eat? Tell us about the best food you've eaten in Mexico and where you had it!

What is Xtabentún?
Xtabentún is a Mayan liquor found in Mexican's Yucatan Peninsula which is made from honey and anise.

Dining in Spanish
Some essential vocabulary for ordering food in Spanish.

Introduction to Mexican Food
Learn about ingredients, cooking methods and tips for preparing delectable Mexican dishes. About's guide to Mexican Cuisine brings you this introduction to Mexican food.

Tequila Time
Everything you need to know about Mexico's most popular drink, from tequila's history to the different types of tequila.

Foods for Day of the Dead
These are some foods that are traditionally eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on altars as offerings for the spirits.

What is Poc Chuc?
A description of poc chuc, a meat dish from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

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