Explore Mexican food beyond the familiar dishes of guacamole and tacos, by diving deeper into the unique cuisines of individual Mexican cities, which you can learn more about here.

What Is the Difference Between Types of Vanilla?

You just wanted to make a cake and now you’re standing in front of a row of different types of vanillas, unsure of which one to choose. With different price points and packaging, they all seem pretty...

Calabaza en Tacha :: Winter Squash in Piloncillo Syrup

by cristina 2 months ago

A week or so ago, a fellow CHer on the Mexico board asked for the recipe for Mexican squash in brown sugar syrup. Here it is. Mari, the woman who spoils me by doing all of my housework, gave me...

Restaurant Supplies in Puerto Vallarta

by Lovemexico3020 7 days ago

Can you please recommend a restaurant supply store that delivers to Puerto Vallarta Mexico? Thanks!

Help With Mexico City Trip

by enofile 15 days ago

My wife and I will be in CDMX for a week at the beginning of October, staying in Condesa. We have booked Pujol, Contramar, Alba, Maximo Bistro, Masala y Maiz. We also have booked a market tour ...

Merida Restaurants and Food

by naick_berden 8 months ago

Hello fellow foodies! We just spent an awesome couple of days in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and we LOVED the food. We are a couple travelling for 6 months in Latin America and we share our ...

San Miguel De Allende... very brief food notes

by erica 3 years ago

I’ve just returned from a 17-day Mexican visit, split between San Miguel de Allende and Michoacan. There is not much recent info here on San Miguel eating, so I will offer a few brief notes on the...

Can you make cultured buttermilk from creme fraiche?

by pixiekat00 22 days ago

Hi all, I am an extreme novice in cooking, and trying many things out for the first time. To add one more challenge to this process, I am trying to learn while living as an expat in Mexico, where i...

Mexico City and San Miguel

by primarypatty 1 month ago

Would love some suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner places in these two places. In Mexico City we are staying on Calle Republica de Cuba which is in center city.

anyone import tequila from mexico?

by ac106 12 years ago

Heya all, I live in Mass and cannot receive shipments of liquor domestically. However I have read that people have imported absinthe and such from Europe with little problem. I am trying to a...

San Miguel de Allende Restaurant Recommendations

by inlovewiththedusk 2 years ago

I will be arriving in SMA for an 8 night stay on Tuesday feb 7. This trip snuck up on me, I had sort of forgotten about it and I have no dining game plan. I will take a look at previous threads b...

Osho Restaurante | Las Playitas - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

My friends have enjoyed breakfast at Osho Restaurante (at Hotel Quintas Papagayo) many times and invited me to join them in June to try the expansion to dinner service. Because I arrived late for o...

Girls trip to play & dine: please critique 4 days in Mexico City mid October

by arnage 2 months ago

My 3 girlfriends and I will be visiting Mexico City from nyc for the first time 10/17-10/21. We will stay at an Airbnb in la Condesa or Roma. I’ve researched and read your helpful posts. Please cri...

CENA (Supper): Just to Keep You Going While You Sleep

by cristina 3 months ago

Cena (supper) in Mexico is a mixed bag. For an ordinary cena at home, it's a tiny meal: a cup of hot chocolate or hot milk, a pan dulce (sweet bread), or a quick taco made with what's left over fr...

Desayuno: Breakfast in Mexico

by cristina 3 months ago

I receive many, many inquiries from foreigners planning a vacation in Mexico: "Where should I go for lunch?" "What's a good time to go out for supper?" "I want to eat lunch at (X high-end restaur...

COMIDA: Mexico's Afternoon Main Meal of the Day

by cristina 3 months ago

Mexico's main meal of the day is comida, which is eaten sometime between two and five o'clock in the afternoon. Prime time for comida is three o'clock; in many places all over the República, busin...

An Edible Legacy: Diversity, Californios, and the Birth of San Diego-Baja Cuisine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . The Californios had a distinct way of cooking. William Smythe, the first to write a definitive history of San Diego, described their food as such: 'The Californios naturally survived on a d...

Diana Kennedy Says Goodbye to Her Cookbooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . From Kennedy’s home among the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, she transported her archival material overland on an earlier trip of 800 miles (one way), chauffeured by a trusted ta...

Trump threatens Tequila tariffs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Trump announced he was “invoking the authorities granted to me by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act” in order to “address the emergency at the southern border”. From 10 June, all g...

Pacifico Striped Bass - Ocean Farmed near Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Last week I was served Pacifico farmed striped bass (aka Lobina) three times. As ceviche at Da Toni, grilled with crispy skin at Fauna and poached and sauced at Origen @ Encuentro, the fish was del...

Plantas Nativas Comestibles De Baja California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Since the last year and a half Ismene Venegas, chef behind Pinar de 3 Mujeres kitchen, along with Paula Pijoan and photographer León Chargoy, been working together on the digital book project "Baj...

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand....