For those who are willing to set out on a journey of eating Mexican food, here is a short guide to get you started.
- Never walk into an empty restaurant. Usually, tourist restaurants poorly care for hygiene, so if there's a persuasive guy by the entrance, trying to convince you to step inside, DON'T!
- Holly beans! Its know that in many Mexican meals you’ll find beans. Some people are more tolerant than others, but If you are intolerant, I suggest you take a BEANO tablet before your meal. It is available in most drug stores or supermarkets.
- Tortillas ≠ make a burrito. Tortillas are served with almost everything, but it doesn't mean you should try to turn them into ''burritos''. Their function is like an eating utensil or an eatable napkin. The gist of it is to tear a small piece of tortilla and use it to pick up food from your plate.
- One tequila, two tequila, three tequila... FLOOR. Yup! When it comes to tequila, please take it slow, and go with the flow. Tip: Tacos al pastor are the ultimate after-party food; you will find a lot of stands on the street ready to serve your ultimate craving. But these tacos are so tasty that they are eaten at all times of the day.
- When it comes to etiquette rules, there are no rules. Yes, our eating culture is more relaxed than others and no-one will tell you how to grab or bite your tacos.
- Tamales: They're delicious, but please, don’t try to eat the husk, that would be embarrassing; simply peel them off with your hands.
- Be open to try new things: Mexican food sometimes is all about the sauces, so try them out. But careful... don’t put salsa all over your dish without tasting it first. It might be a little bit spicy, it might be hell. If you aren't Mexican, we won't be expecting you to eat chili like one; take it easy on the hot peppers at first and you’ll slowly build up a resistance to them.
- Forget about 'Corona'. It’s a local beer true, but if you’re visiting Mexico there are other beers that you will hardly find anywhere else. I recommend Victoria, Indio, Negra Modelo, Noche Buena (during winter season), Bohemia or maybe a Craft Beer like Colimita or Tempus.
- Street food.
Above all, relax and enjoy our food, drinks, and people.