Most towns and cities around the world will have at least one Mexican restaurant. This cuisine has become very popular because it is so unique and delicious. The secret of the success of Mexican cuisine is that it so skilfully mixes indigenous dishes with Spanish influences. There are many great dishes to choose from, and a great part of the enjoyment of visiting this country is experimenting with the food.
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Pozole is a pre-Columbian era dish that is a mix between a soup and a stew. This dish can be made with practically any kind of meat, and there is a vegetarian option as well. It is stewed for many hours in order to create the right consistency. It usually contains chilli peppers so it can be very spicy.
Tamales are another traditional dish that involves steaming dough – which is usually made from corn – inside a leaf wrapper. Tamales can be filled with many different types of ingredients – some of them contain chilli and can be very spicy. This dish is believed to be at least 8,000 years old.
Tortilla is the most well known of all Mexican food – most people in Mexico will eat tortillas every day in much the same way as people in other countries consume bread. There are many types of filling used with tortilla and it can be made into a soup.
Tequila is the drink that most people will associate with Mexico. The most popular alcoholic drink in the country though is beer – there are many brands to choose from. There is also plenty of non-alcoholic options as well, including a corn beverage called atole, which is often flavoured with different fruits.