When most people think of Mexican food, hard-shell tacos, chimichangas, and cheese dip come to mind. But, if you are traveling to Puebla, Mexico and want to actually eat like a Mexican, then you will have to forget about this Tex-Mex style of food. Here are 15 REAL Mexican dishes that you should try while you are visiting Puebla
These are NOT hard shelled tacos and the soft tortilla is made from corn, not flour. My personal favorite are the Tacos Al Pastor with salsa verde (green sauce).
Cemitas are special tortas that originated from Puebla. it is basically like a big sandwich with bread, meat, cheese, avocados and onions. We usually ate this around lunch time or for our "big snack" of the day.
Eating Tamales was always a special treat for me in Mexico. My personal favorite were the pink "tamales dulces" or the sweet tamales.
4. Memelas or Gorditas
I love Memelas. When I was in Mexico it was one of my favorite foods to eat. Normally we would walk to one of the neighborhood restaurants and have a few memelas and a coke for breakfast. Unheatlhy, I know, but it was delicious.
5. Mole Poblano
Mole Poblano is probably the most famous dish from Puebla. To be honest, I don't really like it that much. But, a lot of people do and it is one of the "must try" dishes if you visit Puebla.
6. Chiles En Nogada
Tinga is a plate made of either shredded chicken or beef and it comes from Puebla.
Pipián is a special red or green sauce that is eaten with tongue or chicken.
When you are eating Espinazo, you will be eating the spine of an animal.
10. Sopa De Sesos
Sopa de Sesos is brain soup.
11. Sopa De Médula
Sopa de Médula means "Marrow Soup" in English.
Cabrito es the meat of a baby goat.
Machaca is a dried beef or pork that is later rehydrated to use in a variety of dishes. You can eat it with eggs, in tacos, flautas, ect.
14. Mole De Panza
Mole de Panza is cow's stomach soup.
When most people think about Chalupas, taco bell comes to mind. But, the real Mexican chalupas are much different and much tastier.
Bonus Food: Hamburgers And Hot Dogs
Really? Hamburgers and hot dogs? Um, yes! The hamburgers and hot dogs in Mexico are cooked quite differently in Mexico and they are soo delicious! You can usually find them on the street and they come with many toppings like cheese, carrots, peppers, ham, pineapple, mayonnaise, tomatoes, ketchup, onions and more!
Do you have a favorite food from Puebla? Tell us about yours!