Mexican Food & Gastronomy Puerto Vallarta


Mexico has one of the richest gastronomy in the world and Mexican food is one of the most beloved cuisines worldwide! It is the product of a set of ancient techniques, that are followed

Mexican Food

even today, and a sort of mix between pre-Hispanic local products and European ingredients such as certain spices.

Because of its ritual practices, ancient knowledge, culinary techniques, customs and ancestral community cultures, in 2010, Mexican gastronomy was recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

I will describe some of the most popular dishes you may find in Mexico:

Chilaquiles is definitely the most popular breakfast in the country. Made of triangular pieces of fried or toasted corn tortilla, called totopos, soaked in a red or green hot sauce, topped with shredded chicken, chorizo, shredded beef, and scrambled or sunny side up egg. It is decorated with fresh cheese, coriander, and sliced onion and is served with fried beans on the side. Subscribe to our Youtube channel for more Mexico Travel Videos

Machaca is one of the most popular dishes on the northern side of México. Machaca is very versatile; you can either eat it in a taco, a stuffed burrito, flautas, or just as a stew with some tortillas, beans, or rice on the side. Machaca is simply a shredded version of dried beef with a proper seasoning. It is delicious!

Tacos is recognized as the most popular Mexican dish worldwide, the taco has become an art. Some say is the “art of eating with tortilla” and, of course, Mexicans would never deny a taco to anybody. Hundreds of fillings can be put on a corn tortilla! The most common are beef steak, flank steak, chorizo, al pastor, hot and sweet marinated pork and whole lot of fillings you could never imagine.

Burritos is very popular in the Mexico and the United States. A burrito is a cylindrically rolled flour tortilla stuffed with different ingredients of choice, often a stew. The most popular are the fried bean burrito with cheese and the machaca burrito.

Pozole is a seasoned soup made with corn kernels,Pozole is cooked with shredded chicken or shredded porc. There are several types, such as green, red, or white pozole. The most popular are the green and red.

Cochinita Pibil is a slow cooked shredded pork stew. The meat is marinated and is served with marinated onion and fresh habanero. You can try it in tacos, burritos, tortillas.

Tamales are an icon of Mexican food. You can eat these all day every day. These can be wrapped in corn leaves or banana leaves and stuffed with any stew of your choice. The most common are mole, shredded chicken or pork with green or red salsa, pepper with cheese.

Quesadilla are corn or flour tortilla folded in half, stuffed with cheese or other ingredients, deep fried or grilled and eaten hot. Can be made with a variety of tortillas.

Pork beans are very popular. They are a mixture of beans cooked with lard, chorizo, bacon, cheese, serrano peppers and some other secret ingredients, making this a delicious dish.

Enchiladas is fast food made from corn tortilla dipped in hot sauce, filled with various stews, vegetables or proteins, depending on the style. They are served with sour cream, fresh cheese, onion, and celery.

Chile en Nogada. It is made with a full Poblano pepper stuffed with picadillo, a mixture of grounded meat, fruits, and spices, topped with a walnut-based cream sauce, and decorated with pomegranate seeds and celery.

Mole is a sauce made from a mixture of dried chilies, tomatoes, chocolate, seeds, and spices. It is one of Mexico´s most representative dishes. In México, there are seven different types of mole; you should try each one.

Aguachile. This is a typical dish of the western coast region of México, particularly the state of Sinaloa. It is said that pre-Hispanic cultures used to mix dry meat with water and chilies (chiltepín chili). In 1970, they replaced meat with raw shrimp and added other ingredients: lime juice, cucumber, coriander, red onion, avocado, salt, and pepper.

Ceviche. Originating in Peru, ceviche is part of South and Central American gastronomic culture. The basics always include raw fish, onion, tomato, chilies, coriander, and lemon. The most commonly used proteins are fish, shrimp, clam, octopus, crab, or snail.

Pescado Zarandeado This is a very popular dish from the Mexican coasts. The fish was originally roasted on a mangrove wood grill called Zaranda, but now a metal grill is used. It is prepared by seasoning the fish with lemon and chili sauce, then smoking it with mangrove wood.

Camarones a la Diabla is an iconic dish during the season. It is cooked with a combination of chilies—guajillo, chipotle and arbol—which makes it extremely spicy.

Birria is seasoned beef with a preparation based on some varieties of chili, seasonings, and salt. A tomato-based sauce is prepared with the juices from the cooking, called consommé. Some birrias are cooked over the heat in covered pots.

Guacamole is the perfect combination of creamy avocado and some added chopped onion, cilantro and jalapenos. They are delicious and very nutritious as they have a high protein content.

The flutes are traditional Mexican tacos made with rolled corn tortilla and filled with mashed potato, cheese, chicken, etc. The difference is that they´re fried in oil. They´re usually served with coriander, tomato, fresh cheese, and sour cream on top.

Torta Ahogada is the most popular street food in the state of Jalisco. It’s a sandwich made with a bread called birote stuffed with confit pork meat immersed in a hot sauce based on dried chilies, vinegar, tomato, and spices. They are simple, spicy and tasty! The original torta ahogada is eaten out of a plastic bag.

Carnitas is different parts of pork fried in lard, cooked in huge copper pots for hours. The secret tasty flavor comes from the various ingredients used in the cooking process. Can be eaten it in a taco or a sandwich.

Tortilla soup soup was born as a hybrid, combining Mexican corn tortilla with the Spanish tradition of soup making. Tortilla Soup is a great classic of Mexican cuisine, made with strips of fried tortillas topped with chicken broth, tomato, pepper, garlic, and onion and coriander, and topped with cheese, avocado, and sour cream.

Gorditas are made from wheat flour, cream, sugar, and cinnamon and can be eaten plain or filled.

Puerto Vallarta is a stunning resort town located on Mexico’s Pacific coast in Jalisco state. Known for its spectacular beaches, marine life, water sports, and local resorts, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Traditional Foods in Puerto Vallarta You Have to Try. Also wath our other videos on gourmet food in Puerto Vallarta on this channel. ideos

Added unknown facts about Mexican ingredients.
Surprising Foods that Mexico Introduced to the World.
Corn is a primary ingredient used in many Mexican food preparation. 
Mexico is also the origin of a very popular food ingredients.
Cacao to make chocolate 
Vanilla in all sorts of deserts
Pumpkin seeds, pie, drinks,
A variety of Avocado are grown. 
a Variety of Chili Pepper.
The Japanese style peanuts. 
The Ceasar's salad and many other ingredients are known as originating from Mexico 

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