Today is Cinco de Mayo, the perfect date to settle this delicious dispute: What is the most popular Mexican food around the world? Keep reading to discover the answer.
What Is the Most Popular Mexican Dish Around the World?
Food is one of the most effective ambassadors of Mexican culture around the world. From Canada to South Africa and everywhere in between, everyone appreciates a good taco or a fresh spoonful of guacamole. But what is the most popular Mexican food around the world?
While there’s no global survey about Mexican food, Google search data is a good indicator of the interest that specific Mexican dishes draw around the world.
We used Google Trend to measure the interest over the last five years about the following terms: taco, quesadilla, birria, burrito, and guacamole. The chart below shows the results. The blue line represents tacos, green is burritos, purple is guacamole, yellow is birria, and red is quesadillas.
The final ranking looks like this:
As you can see, tacos remain the undisputed kings of Mexican cuisine by far. Burritos are a distant second place, followed by guacamole (not a dish in itself, but too popular around the world), with birria at the bottom of the ranking.
Regardless of their global popularity, all these dishes are an excellent way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If you want to experience authentic Mexican cuisine at its most delicious, visit El Pollo Norteno, or order online today!
Learn More 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:
- Why are refried beans called like that?
- Why Are chili peppers so important in Mexican cuisine
- Who invented guacamole?
- Are chilaquiles supposed to be crunchy?
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With 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!