The Most Popular Mexican Dishes by Region

When it comes to the Pacific, credit is primarily given to the Oaxaca region for famous Mexican delights such as mole (there are seven famous varieties) and pozole verde, a green, tomatillo-filled take on the Nayarit-based hominy soup that is traditionally filled with pork, shredded cabbage, chili peppers, and garlic. Corn, as with most areas in Mexico, is the area's most common ingredient, though Oaxaca has produced its own famous version of mozzarella cheese. It's also quite well-known for its chocolate, which is ground and combined with cinnamon and spices to create the sinfully rich beverage we know as Mexican hot chocolate.