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Not In The Mood For Tacos? Try These Authentic Mexican Dishes

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When you visit a Mexican restaurant, you may not be in the mood for a taco or a burrito. In fact, you may want something that you've never ordered before. Visiting an authentic Mexican restaurant can provide the perfect opportunity to explore other food items.

Next time you visit the restaurant, check out these different food items to try something new.


Pozole is a type of soup that is typically made with pork, hominy, tomato, and chili peppers. It is a very popular dish in Mexico and it can be found in many different regions. You may be brought some garnishes for your pozole, including onions, cabbage, lime, radishes, and even corn tortillas.


Tostadas are basically flat, fried tortillas that are topped with various toppings. The toppings can vary, but they often include beans, cheese, lettuce, and salsa. Tostadas are perfect for sharing.


Tortas are sandwiches. They are typically made with a type of Mexican bread called bolillo. The fillings for tortas can be anything from beans and cheese to chicken or beef.


Chilaquiles are a type of breakfast dish that is made with tortillas, salsa, meat, and cheese. The tortillas are fried and then covered in salsa and cheese. Chilaquiles are often served with eggs and beans. Chorizo is a common meat option with chilaquiles.


Menudo is a type of soup that is typically made with beef. The soup also includes hominy and chili peppers. Menudo is often served on weekends and makes for a great savory breakfast.


Barbacoa is a type of meat that is typically slow-cooked in an oven or pit. The barbacoa at an authentic Mexican restaurant will likely be made with goat, but it can also be made with beef or lamb. It is often served with tortillas and salsa.


Carnitas are pieces of pork that are slow-cooked until they are very tender. Carnitas can be served in tacos or burritos, but you can also eat the meat on its own or with garnishes.

Carne Asada

Carne asada is a type of grilled meat. It is typically made with steak. Carne asada is often served with tortillas and salsa, but you might also get it as a steak with rice and beans on the side.

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These are just a few of the many different types of authentic Mexican dishes that you can enjoy. Next time you visit the restaurant, give one of these dishes a shot.

For more information, visit a local authentic Mexican restaurant