Mexican food is an entire world of flavors, textures, and stories. While these five Mexican dishes may not be as well-known as burritos, they should be on the top of the list of anyone looking to experience Mexican cuisine at its fullest.
Charros are Mexican cowboys and one of the strongest symbols of what it means to be Mexican. This rugged, hearty dish is named after them and it’s easy to see why. The combination of boiled pinto beans, beef, chorizo, garlic, onion, and peppers can put a smile on the face of even the most hard-nosed cowhand.
Carnitas is hard to describe but once you taste it, you’ll never forget it. Suffice it to say that Mexicans reserve this roasted pork dish for weekends and special occasions. If you haven’t tried carnitas, no description can do it justice—you just have to try them!
How can a traditional and relatively complex dish can become an internet sensation? That’s exactly what happened with birria, which is a testament to the exciting flavor of this beef and pork stew made with a complex combination of spices and chili peppers.
With grilled chicken, there’s always more than meets the eye, especially if we are talking about El Pollo Norteño’s grilled chicken. Made with a secret Northern Mexican marinade, grilled over real mesquite charcoal, and served with a rich selection of sides, our grilled chicken puts all the flavors of Mexico on your plate. You have to try it!
More Facts About Mexican Food
We love all the curious facts that surround authentic Mexican food. If you are hungry for more stories, then check out these previous posts:
- Which Mexican food are you? Take the test and find out!
- Some fun facts about jalapenos
- Chicken and Mexican food: 5 curious facts
- Mexican Carne Asada is a way of life
- The amazing stories behind the names of Mexican food
- Mesquite, a symbol of Mexican culture
Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteño
If what you want is Authentic Mexican food in Anaheim, California, El Pollo Norteño is the place to go.
Visit today any of our four locations (Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove), order online, get in touch through Facebook, or call 866-MI-POLLO to enjoy our authentic Mexican dishes: amazing chicken grilled to perfection over real Mesquite charcoal, caldo de pollo, flan, carnitas, carne asada, and more!