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Mexican food

The cuisine of Mexico.

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A Quick Tip by kfontenot

  • Sep 7, 2011
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Outside of my beloved Cajun food, Mexican food is my favorite. I'm not talking Tex-Mex. I'm talking about the nasty looking stuff that appears to have been left out over night. To me, the uglier the Mexican dish, the better!
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Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
As long as you like spice then you can find the food for you.
review by . March 13, 2010
Simple ingrediants, but soooo good. I mean, every entree essentially has the same ingrediants, but always delicious. I would suggest trying to find little hole in the wall restaurants. They are generally my favorite. One thing to look out for: make sure the restaurant has Tapatio on-hand :)
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Despite looking extremely cool, I have to admit that I'm a dork. I grew up on the outskirts of the small town of Oberlin, LA. I have since relocated to the Lake Charles, LA area.I love my home state … more
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Mexican Food often refers to the cuisine of Mexico, although abroad, the cuisine has been adapted using local flavors despite using the same name.

Mexican cuisine is heavily influenced by both the indigenous peoples of what is today known as Mexico and Spanish culture. When Spanish explorers first encountered Aztec peoples, they noted that their diet primarily consisted of corn, tomatoes, and beans. However, in the 16th century, the Spanish introduced rice, meats, and garlic to Mexico, and the centuries that followed saw numerous adaptations of traditional recipes to what is known today as "Mexican food."

Today, Mexican cuisine is known for its wide variety of flavors and dishes. In addition, because of the country's wide geographic variety, Mexican dishes may be completely different from region to region.

Popular dishes include rice, beans, tortillas, and a meat item. Mexican cuisine makes heavy use of tomatoes and avocados, in addition to bell peppers, cheese, and cilantro.  Unlike adaptations in the United States, however, Mexican dishes hardly ever include cheese in tacos or tostadas, whereas the ingredient is common north of the border.

Outside Mexico itself, the country's cuisine is popular, especially in states with large expatriate populations such as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. In many states, the cuisine has been adapted using local flavors, such as in the Southwest (mainly Texas and New Mexico) where chili peppers are ...
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