When you think of Mexican food, you usually think of spicy tacos, gooey enchiladas, tamales, a side order of rice and refried beans, and crispy salty chips served in large dishes on the table. Mexican food is so much more than these basic staples.
Grilled beef, seafood, turkey, or chicken with sautéed vegetables and fresh salsa.
Try guacamole with cucumber or jicama slices to dip.
Try ceviche – seafood that has been marinated with citrus juices and served with chopped bell pepper, onions, and parsley.
Fajitas (without the tortilla) – sautéed chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes with fresh salsa.
Try chicken with a mole sauce (a mixture of chiles, spices, and chocolate. Yes, chocolate! Really. Try it. It is so delicious).
Try chili verde – a spicy pork stew with tomatillos (a vegetable resembling green tomatoes). We are all familiar with the word chili, but the word verde may be unfamiliar and means green.
Tostada Salads – These are okay if you skip the shell.
Margaritas – Ask if there is a sugar-free version of them. Many restaurants have them (you just have to ask).
If you like flour tortillas, try corn tortillas instead.
If you like the chorizo (fried sausage), try grilled chicken or seafood instead.
If you like the sour cream, try the fresh salsa or pico de gallo instead.
If you like gooey cheesy quesadillas, try fajitas instead with sautéed chicken, steak, or turkey and vegetables.
If you like the tacos, try a taco or fajita salad without the tortilla shell.
If you like the flautas, try beef, turkey, or chicken enchiladas with red sauce or fresh salsa.
Can I have that with the corn tortillas instead?
Can I have that without the tortilla shell?
Can I have the margarita without sugar, or can you use a sugar substitute with it?