Mexico: food and travel guides

by Great British Chefs12 September 2019

See all our foodie travel guides and features about Mexico and Mexican cuisine, before delving into our collection of Mexican recipes to get a taste of the country at home.

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If you need any reason to visit Mexico, it's this: the country's cuisine is declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The traditional, regional foods of the Central American country are as varied and unique as they are delicious. While inauthentic Tex-Mex fajita kits and guacamole used to be the only experiences of Mexican cuisine to be found in the UK, we're now starting to realise how special the food of Mexico is – something those in the US have known for decades.

While the country is famous for its tacos (and rightly so), each region of Mexico is home to its own micro-cuisine. Head to the frantic, busy streets of Mexico City and you'll be rewarded with a variety of mouth-watering tacos, but travel south to Oaxaca and Pueblo and you'll experience rich, deep and complex mole sauce stews. Go east to the Yucatan and enjoy incredible aguachiles, made with the freshest fish and seafood, or tuck into tortas (sandwiches) full of suckling pig, turkey and or beef.

Mexico is an incredibly exciting place to experience, with plenty of culture, music, history and art. The food, however, is why it's one of our favourite places to visit. Take a look at our guides below, or try making some of Mexico's greatest culinary hits at home.

Baja California

Ignore the name – this northern state is Mexican through and through. Join Nud Dudhia as he travels through the seafood-obsessed cities and towns of Baja, sharing recipes inspired by the region in the process.

Mexico City

Gone are the days of Tex-Mex meal kits being the only insight the UK had into the food of Mexico – we're now a nation obsessed with the zingy, deep, fiery flavours of tacos, moles, salsas and more. Invite some friends over and make a Mexican feast with our collection of recipes.

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