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.

How Mother's Day Is Celebrated Around the World

Mother’s Day is the mother of all holidays in the U.S. But the celebratory occasion is not unique to the U.S. and is celebrated around the world. In many countries, mom’s special day is observed the...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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....

Mexico City trip report!

by indiefoodie 7 months ago

Thank you everyone who helped make my trip a delicious one! This was my first trip to Mexico and I really like the place, the people and of course the food! Here goes: Pujol: We enjoyed this qui...

Mexico City no reservations - possible to eat at top spots?

by rachelchows 6 months ago

Hi all! I decided very last minute to take 4-day trip to Mexico City (Dec 26-30). First time visiting and I’m incredibly excited! There are a few hot spots I want to try that no longer have rese...

Recent visit to San Jose Del Cabo

by curioussheridan 4 months ago

Claro Ristorante AKA Claro Fish Jr! This was the best food of our trip: smoked Marlin was superb bay scallops, delicate crunchy shrimp tasty oyster taco, and a fresh and generous condiment bar with...

Merida Restaurants and Food

by naick_berden 4 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 ...

Topo Chico + Lime

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Fans of Topo Chico sparkling mineral water from Mexico . . . now it has its own song.

Panuchos and other recommendations

by burgeoningfoodie 5 months ago

The reason I ask is that I'm going to the Peninsula for a wedding, but doubt I'll have time to eat anywhere off the grid. I'll be in Cancun for most of the stay (all inclusive) with an excursion/t...

Where to find Chile mije/mixe aka the Oaxacan pastilla in Mexico City?

by shescheeky 5 months ago

Hi, New husband and I are traveling to Mexico City in a few weeks. I'm an avid home cook and was hoping you kind and knowledgable folks would know where to find the elusive Chile mije/mixe aka th...

SoCal locals going to Los Cabos recommendations please!

by jacknhedy 2 years ago

Hi all, Little about us: Thankful to be able to say we've been to many of the best. What we're hoping for are UNIQUE restaurants with dishes we would NOT likely see in Los Angeles or any major c...

East coast 'hound looking for good seafood and local specialties in San Jose Del Cabos

by curioussheridan 6 months ago

We'll be spending a couple of weeks in San Jose Del Cabos in February: one week downtown and one week by the beach. Where are the memorable meals, whether in dingy cafes or smart restaurants, but ...

Mexico City - traveling with toddler and looking for great food in vibrant settings

by waxyjax 5 months ago

Hi! My husband and I are planning a trip to DF and will be taking our 3 year old daughter. I'd only been once before - but it was a work trip so didn't have much time to explore :( We love Mexic...

San Jose del Cabo - December 2011 - Suggestions Please!

by halpie97 7 years ago

I'm celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my wife staying at the One & Only. We are both foodies and love exploring the locales so we are looking for some restaurant recommendations for dinner as...

Mexico City New Years 2019

by SophyMB 6 months ago

Hello! I'm headed to Mexico City for the second time, but this will be my first time there over the holidays. I know that lots of restaurants are closed or open during specific hours, which I've lo...

Recent recommendations for Oaxaca?

by Nyleve 8 months ago

Will be in Oaxaca for about a week around Dia de los Muertos. I've been scanning through posts for restaurant recommendations but there doesn't seem to be anything recent. Would love some suggestio...

Oaxaca trip report!

by indiefoodie 7 months ago

Thank you all for helping me plan a delicious trip to Oaxaca! Here are some of the places we tried: Restaurante Catedral: I had read a lot about their Sunday brunch but that wasn't an option for...