January 02, 2020
Traveling is synonymous with getting out of the routine, and that means trying new things, of course, food is no exception. When you visit another country, one of the most exciting things you can do is to savor its gastronomy, it doesn’t matter if you think it’s exotic, only then will you get to know its real culture.
Mexico is internationally famous for its variety of dishes, drinks, and condiments, especially the spicy ones. It’s almost impossible, even for native Mexicans, to say that we have already tried everything because there are so many different regions, communities, and there is always something new (and delicious) to taste.
If you travel to Cancun or the Riviera Maya, the right place to try a little of everything is Xoximilco, a trajinera tour in which in addition to eating, eating and more eating, you will have a 100% Mexican fiesta with live regional music, games, and unlimited tequila!
And well, if you are here reading this, it’s because you want to get to know which are the 30 typical Mexican foods that you are going to enjoy at Xoximilco. Without further ado, here’s a little more information to get you excited enough for your visit!
Important note: you are going to be able to try all 30 dishes since each one is served in small portions, which is just enough for your stomach to savor them all night.
The feast begins when you reach the main square where the fair is located. There, in addition to obtaining your bracelet and name of the trajinera that you will board, you can also play some of the traditional carnival-style games, buy handicrafts and souvenirs, listen and dance to a live band and of course, eat any of the following dishes:
1.- Esquites (Mexican street corn or also known as corn in a cup)
2.- Freshwaters: horchata, jamaica (hibiscus), lemon with chaya, guava, and lemon
When you get on the trajinera, you’ll notice the dips, sauces, and drinks that will be on the table. All these Mexican foods are meant to be shared with other visitors, but don’t worry; there’s enough for everyone to try and even enjoy a second time. These dips will stay on the table during the first part of the tour, accompanied by your first shot of tequila.
3.- Red sauce, green sauce, and habanero sauce
4.- Chicharrón (fried pork belly)
5.- Totopos (flat corn tortilla chips, that have been toasted, fried or baked)
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6.- Dip of huitlacoche (also known as corn mushroom, corn smut or Mexican truffle)
7.- Ceviche Vallarta (raw fish or seafood marinated in lime juice)
8.- Bean Dip
9.- Guacamole (an avocado-based dip)
10.- Charales (small, deep-fried, minnow-sized fish consumed with salt, chili powder, and a squeeze of lime juice)
11.- Chapulines (rust-colored grasshoppers, usually served fried and seasoned with chili powder, lime, garlic, and onions)
12.- Oaxaca cheese balls
13.– Pico de gallo (a fresh condiment that is made with minced tomatoes, onions, chilis, and lemon juice)
Later, when the party mode is on, the primas will deliver the main dishes, which have small portions of seven typical Mexican dishes from different parts of the country. At first glance, it may seem like the food won’t be enough, but when you eat everything, you will realize that you’ll be completely satiated for the moment. Make sure to leave a little room left over for your desserts.
14.- Red rice
15.- Garlic fish
16.- Cochinita pibil (a slow-roasted pork dish)
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17.- Lomitos de Valladolid (Pork loin in tomato sauce)
18.- Alambre de res (grilled beef topped with chopped bacon, bell peppers, onions, cheese, and other ingredients)
19.- Shrimp in tamarind sauce
20.- Chicken with mole (a mole sauce contains a fruit, chili pepper, nut, and such spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, and cumin)
In the middle of the tour, there will be a break so that visitors can go to the bathroom, take photos, dance in the Town, and it is also when the staff cleans the tables and serves the final dish, the desserts! Like the previous plate, you will try 9 Mexican desserts from different parts of the country.
21.- White Corn Flan
22.- Amaranth palanqueta
23.- Nutty candy
24.- Jamoncillo de leche (Mexican Fudge)
25.- Sevillana Gloria (soft candies that get their distinctive flavor from pecans and goat’s milk)
26.- Honey candy
27.- Traditional Chocolate
28.- Cocada (traditional coconut candy)
29.- Oblea (powdered wafer sandwich with goat’s milk filling)
30.- Black coffee and café de olla (ground coffee, cinnamon, and piloncillo)
After enjoying your dessert, the gastronomic experience ends, and you dedicate the rest of the night to partying with the Mariachis and drinking lots of tequila.
As you will see, although the portions are small, there are over 30 typical Mexican foods that you will try at Xoximilco Cancun, so we can assure you that you will be completely full after trying all these delicious dishes.
Important: there are special menus for vegetarians, vegans, and children. If you would like one, please be sure to request it when you receive your bracelet at the ticket office or directly with a guide when boarding the trajinera. Also, consider that the dishes can change according to the season, but be sure that you will always find something delicious.
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