5 Foods You Must Try In Mexico

Mexico has a ton of great food to try and during my trip I enjoyed so many different kinds of foods. Here are five foods that you should DEFINITELY not pass up on while traveling to Mexico.


A quesadilla in Mexico is not the same thing as what people who live outside of Mexico think of as a quesadilla. A quesadilla is more similarly compared to as what we Americans call a taco. Quesadillas can be made out of either flour or corn. I am pictured above eating a blue corn quesadilla . You can put in any toppings that you would like, and generally at a quesadilla stand there are a number of things for you to put in, such as chicken, cactus, lettuce, salsa, and beef.

Quesadilla in Mexico

Eating a quesadilla in Mexico City



Sopes are small but thick round tortillas with toppings on them such as cheese, salsa, meat, and veggies. They are amazingly delicious and more filling than a quesadilla.

Sopes (Source)



An enchilada is a tortilla wrapped around filling and covered in sour cream and salsa. It can be filled with various different types of things depending on your diet. My personal favorite is chicken enchiladas with green salsa.

Enchiladas Verdes


A torta is a round Mexican flatbread sandwich. It is made out of crusty bread (called bollilos) instead of tortillas. The toppings that generally go inside of a torta are those you would put into a quesadilla or taco.



Pozole is a soup made out of corn, meat, chili peppers, and other seasonings. Below, Charly Cheer is teaching me how to eat a pozole in Mexico.


By |2017-07-30T01:10:16+00:00March 21st, 2013|Culinary Tourism, Mexico|14 Comments


  1. Julie Dawn Fox Jul 21, 2014 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Stop it, you’re making me hungry! I love quesadillas but I have to admit I wasn’t overly keen on the green salsa when I visited Mexico.

    • Chanel Jul 21, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Doesn’t everything look so delicious? That was the first salsa verde I had ever had in my life 😀

  2. Hannah Jul 21, 2014 at 8:14 am - Reply

    It’s funny that quesidillas in Mexico aren’t the same as what we consider them to be here. Not that it matters because they still sound delicious and I’d probably eat them for lunch and dinner every day- although I guess I’d need to try some of the other ones too 🙂

    • Chanel Jul 21, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

      They are really easy to eat all of the time because they are so delicious!

  3. Emma @ Everyday Postcard Jul 21, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I like the look of the sopes… actually they all look good!

  4. Lina @ Divergent Travelers Jul 21, 2014 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Reading this article was the WORST THING I could do to myself right now!!! YUMMY!!!!!! We have been traveling through Asia for a couple months now and are literally dieing for some good Mexican food! Can’t wait till I can get my hands on some tacos and enchiladas again. The best tortas we ever had was at a place called Salon Corona on Avienda 5 in Mexico City, not far from the Zocalo.

    • Chanel Jul 21, 2014 at 8:33 am - Reply

      I know the feeling! Every time that I come back to this post I miss Mexican food! Thanks for the recommendation, I will have to look it up during my trip back to Mexico City! 😀

  5. Margherita @The Crowded Planet Jul 21, 2014 at 8:33 am - Reply

    This post made me hungry! And I found it really helpful, as I have never been to Mexico, you did a great job of highlighting the differences between various dishes. I never knew the difference between enchilada and quesadilla!

    • Chanel Jul 21, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Thank you Margherita! Many dishes in Mexico are pretty similar but the way it is prepared (ex. rolled vs. folded) plus the ingredients used is what makes them slightly different 😀

  6. Mary Calculated Traveller Jul 21, 2014 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Everything looks sooo good and tasty in your photos!

    • Chanel Jul 21, 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Yes! They were very good and tasty 😀

  7. Katie Jul 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I’m headed to Mexico next month, so these were great tips! Especially the quesadilla = taco deal, that would have been so confusing because I much prefer tacos. 🙂

    • Chanel Jul 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Haha yeah I had no idea that is what a real quesadilla looked like either!

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