CNN Viewers Vote Mexican Food Some of the Best in the World!

tacos_mexicanosRecently, CNN polled its readers to vote for “which country has the best food?” (Which country has the best food? | CNN Travel) Mexico made the list.  In fact, Mexican Food is on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Mexican food was the first cuisine to make the list, followed by French food.


CNN Poll: Which Country Has the Best Food?

  1. Italy
  2. China
  3. France
  4. Spain
  5. Japan
  6. India
  7. Greece
  8. Thailand
  9. Mexico
  10. United States

Some favorite Mexican dishes include Mole, an ancient sauce made of chili peppers, spices, chocolate and magic incantations; Tacos al pastor, the spit-roast pork taco, a blend of the pre- and post-Colombian; and Tamales, an ancient Mayan food of masa cooked in a leaf wrapping.

CNN Readers voted for the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods for 2012 . Three (3) of the foods are from Mexico!

# 25.  Chocolate

Mexican Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular food items in the world – especially as a gift for a special sweetheart or friend!  Many people do not know that this delicious flavor originated in Mexico, Central and South America, where the “cacao beans” have been cultivated for at least three millennia.  See: Chocolate – An Original Mexican Flavor |

#27.  Tacos

Nothing beats the taste of fresh, hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with shredded pork, beef or chicken and garnished with guacamole, radishes, onions, or your favorite topping.  If you want authentic tacos, come to Mexico!

#43.  Fajitas

Fajitas are another all-time Mexican favorite.  This dish consists of grilled meat, usually cooked with onions and green peppers, and served in a warm flour tortilla, accompanied by guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

CNN Readers also voted for the 10 foods Americans miss most while abroad And, guess what!  Mexican food topped the list!

  1. Mexican food
  2. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  3. Chili fries
  4. Root beer
  5. A proper Hamburger!
  6. Bagels
  7. Pizza
  8. Popcorn
  9. Ice
  10. Ketchup packets that you don’t have to pay for

The best way to enjoy Mexican food is to come to Mexico!  Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is known for its oceanfront restaurants with traditional foods.  Enjoy this video about the culture and foods of Mexico.

 Traditional Mexican Food

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