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Jalisco

Birthplace of tequila, mariachis, birria, and many more beloved Mexican cultural traditions

The central state of Jalisco, referred to as “Mexico’s heartland,” is the birthplace of some of Mexico’s most beloved cultural traditions and culinary staples including tequila, mariachi music, and birria. It’s home to Mexico’s second largest city Guadalajara, a cultural epicenter, the famous beach destination Puerto Vallarta, and the namesake town for Mexico’s iconic spirit, Tequila.

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  • Jalisco

    Birthplace of tequila, mariachis, birria, and many more beloved Mexican cultural traditions

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  • Texas

    Shares the longest border with Mexico of any of the U.S. border states and home to Tex-Mex cuisine

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  • Sonora

    Known as “Mexico’s great frontier” for its ruggedly beautiful desert landscape, cattle ranches, wheat fields, and at the heart of its cuisine is carne asada

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  • Sinaloa

    A farmer’s paradise with an extraordinary cuisine that reflects the bounty of its land and coast

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  • Guanajuato

    Considered the birthplace of Mexico’s independence and one of the most beautiful and historical states

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  • Yucatán

    Land of the Mayan legacy with a cuisine unlike any other in Mexico

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  • Puebla

    A main culinary hub where many of Mexico’s most iconic dishes originated and the home of Cinco de Mayo

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  • Oaxaca

    A hub of art and cuisine that has been largely influential on Mexico’s gastronomy and culture for centuries

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  • Michoacán

    Known as “the soul of Mexico” for its deep heritage, home to the “carnitas capital of the world,” and the world’s largest producer of avocados

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  • Mexico City

    Mexico’s independent capital city and one of Latin America’s great culinary capitals

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  • Campeche

    An ancestral home of the Maya along the Gulf of Mexico

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  • Baja California Norte

    Home to the quintessential border town of Tijuana and a cultural melting pot with an exciting regional cuisine in the making

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  • Baja California Sur

    Home to one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation destinations, natural wonders, and an inventive, playful cuisine

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ceviche tostadas

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Ceviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta

Ceviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta Ceviche Tostadas Puerto Vallarta recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 10 “Quiero más Tacos”…

fried shrimp tacos

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Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa

Fried Shrimp Tacos with Apple Jicama Cucumber Slaw and Guacamole Salsa Fried Shrimp Tacos recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season…

Mushroom Tacos

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Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa

Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa Mushroom Tacos with Chile de Árbol Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season…

corn tortilla egg nests

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Corn Tortilla Egg Nests

Corn Tortilla Egg Nests Corn Tortilla Egg Nests recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 8 “The Heart of…

chile de arbol salsa verde

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Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde

Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde Chile de Árbol Salsa Verde recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 8 “The…

chicharron in three chiles salsa

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Chicharrón in Three Chiles Salsa

Chicharrón in Three Chiles Salsa Chicharrón in Three Chiles Salsa recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 7 “Getting…

Salsita Tapatía

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Salsita Tapatía

Salsita Tapatía Salsita Tapatía recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 5 “Escaramuza” 2 ripe roma tomatoes1 pound tomatillos…

Birriadillas

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Birriadillas

Birriadillas Birriadillas recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 5 “Escaramuza” 4 5-inch corn or flour tortillas⅔ cup Jalisco-Style…

Tepache

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Tepache

Tepache Tepache recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 3 “Jalisco Classics” 4 liters, or 16 cups, water1 pound…

red menudo

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Red Menudo

Red Menudo Red Menudo recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 3 “Jalisco Classics” For the soup:1/2 cup white…

Rice with Poblanos and Corn

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Rice with Poblanos and Corn

Rice with Poblanos and Corn Rice with Poblanos and Corn recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 2 “Food…

Almond Tres Leches Cake

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Almond Tres Leches Cake

Almond Tres Leches Cake Almond Tres Leches Cake recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 2 “Food Meets Art”…

chile charred pork sandwich

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Chile Charred Pork

Chile Charred Pork Chile Charred Pork recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 10, Episode 1 “Welcome to Guadalajara” 1 pound…

Pati's Mexican Table Episode 1008: The heart of Tequila

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 1008: The heart of Tequila

Pati visits one of Jalisco’s most popular tourist destinations and the birthplace of Mexico’s most famous spirit, Tequila. She explores…

Pati's Mexican Table Episode 1009: Double Vallarta

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 1009: Double Vallarta

Pati is in one of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations, the beautiful, charming town of Puerto Vallarta. She gets an…

fried shrimp tacos

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 1010: Tacos and a Tostada

In this episode, Pati celebrates everyone’s favorite Mexican creation, the taco. She tries two of Jalisco’s best tacos — marlin…