Mexican cuisine is among one of the four intangible heritage kitchens of humanity, along with French, Mediterranean and Japanese food. If you have ever had the opportunity to visit Mexico, you will have noticed that food is present everywhere. In each corner, you can find a stand that sells tacos, cakes, quesadillas, tamales, etc.
Best Mexican food in Denver
Mexican food is very varied and very delicious. However, if you want to visit Mexico, you will probably want to know what those dishes are that you should try to immerse yourself in Denver. That is why the following list ranks the 10 Best Mexican food in Denver. They are not in any particular order because there is no way of saying which one is better than another. You can take these foods on a beach picnic and other occasions.
Tacos can be called the “national dish of Mexico”, and that is that in almost any corner you can find a place that sells this food. It would help if you did not think that when someone says tacos, it is only limited to a few types, but that, within that same category, there are many different ways to prepare them: golden, steamed, soft, etc. The amount of different fillings that you can put in a taco is also endless since its filling can be both sweet and savoury.
There are different types of mole, but the original poblano mole is said to have 22 ingredients. However, that has not prohibited other inventions of this dish from being invented in which more than 200 different parts are mixed. Well, a chef says that mole “tastes like everything but at the same time nothing”, thus referring to the fact that it does not have a specific flavour but that you will love it. The traditional way to eat this food is with a piece of chicken and tortillas.
This typical dish of Guadalajara may not attract attention when a person finds out what it is. It is a carnitas cake dipped in tomato sauce. However, the people who try it will agree that it is one of the best meals in all of Mexico. Of course, if you want to eat one of these cakes, be careful not to order it completely drowned, since that is a cake completely bathed but only with tree chilli sauce.
The pozole is a broth made from beef and corn grains. There are two very famous versions in Mexico: The red and the white, besides there is a green pozole that is not very famous, but it is very delicious. To this dish are usually added more complements once on the table. These supplements vary depending on the region where they are served, but they include lettuce, cabbage, radish, cucumber, onion, coriander, red sauce, avocado and even cream.
A tamale is a dough stuffed with any ingredient, both sweet and savoury, that is wrapped in corn or banana leaves and then steamed. There are many different fillings and are widely used as food for breakfast and food due to its ease of transport and not needing any dish to eat. It is typically eaten accompanied by champurrado, a drink made from corn.
Chiles en nogada
Chilli peppers are an ingredient widely used in Mexican cuisine (as you can tell with these recipes). That is why it was expected that a dish of these had as the main ingredient to chilli. It is a dish that consists of a poblano pepper stuffed with the hash (or fruits, depending on the variant) and that is covered with cream, pomegranate seeds and parsley. The result is a very colourful dish that resembles the Mexican flag thanks to its three different colours.
The tacos are very famous because you can put many different fillings inside them, and one of that most popular fillings is the cochinita pibil. This Yucatecan dish consists of pork marinated with achiote, that mixture is wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked in an underground oven. This technique originated in the pre-Hispanic era of Mexico. Fortunately, many local towns and restaurants have maintained the custom of using an underground oven.
Menudo it is the second, and last, broth of this list. The recipe is very simple since it consists of a broth of beef belly and oregano (in some regions of Mexico corn kernels are also added). However, not because it is a simple recipe means it is bad. It is usually served accompanied by freshly made corn tortillas, red sauce, oregano to add to taste and a soda (or a cold beer, depending on the diner’s choice).
Enchiladas could be referred to as a beef taco bathed in chilli sauce, accompanied by a garnish of onion, lettuce and cheese gratin in some versions. However, they have such a special place in Mexican food that they are taken as a separate category from tacos. There are many types: Red, green, Swiss enchiladas, potosinas, norteñas, etc. As a curious fact: Swiss enchiladas, as well as Japanese peanuts, are not from those countries, but originated in Mexico.
In Mexico, there is a “war” in regards to the term of a quesadilla. For some people, a quesadilla is an omelette stuffed with cheese and folded in half. But for others, it is a fried pie that can carry several ingredients besides cheese (or it can even do without the same cheese). No matter what your opinion about which of these two options is a quesadilla, we are sure that you will love this dish. Besides that, it is a good topic of culinary conversation anywhere in the country.
If you have the opportunity to visit our country, the above list will be very helpful. It would be best if you kept in mind that, as we mentioned, Mexican cuisine is very diverse, so there are many delicious dishes that, unfortunately, are not on this list. So if someone offers you a dish that is not among these 10 you must venture and try it, we assure you that you will love it.
Have you ever tried any of the dishes that appear on this list? If so, leave us in the comments what you thought. If you have not tried any of them, share which one you would like to try and why you would like to do it. We will be happy to read from you.