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Mexico City

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

An autonomous city not tied to any state, Mexico City is Mexico’s capital and largest city. It is also the oldest capital city and most populous city in all of North America. One of Latin America’s great culinary capitals, it can trace its culinary roots all the way back to the Aztecs, whose capital is now the site of the city’s Centro Histórico. The traditional cooking still revolves around the Aztec staples like maíz and beans blended with ingredients introduced by Spanish settlers such as meat and dairy. A multicultural metropolis, Mexico City’s cuisine has also embraced contributions from waves of immigrants from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

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  • Mexico City

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

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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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  • 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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Blog Jul 22

Alfonsina

By Eduardo | @eduardoplaschinski The experience at Alfonsina starts the moment you walk into Jorge Leon’s home on the outskirts of Oaxaca…

Tamales Madre

Mexico Picks May 08

Tamales Madre

By Eduardo | @eduardoplaschinski Walking along Liverpool street in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, I stumbled upon a tiny, beautiful space filled with…

Niddo

Blog Mar 21

Niddo

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor I have enjoyed being the Mexico City picks correspondent here at PatiJinich.com. Today's recommendation is quite personal and…

Heladería Casa Morgana

Blog Nov 08

Heladería Casa Morgana

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor A 3- by 3-meter window in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez where passionate people make perfect Italian…

Tuna carnitas at Contramar in Mexico City

Blog Oct 11

Contramar

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor Mexico City’s freshest and tastiest seafood, many say. Contramar is known to be the city’s most…

Sanborns’ Swiss Chicken Enchiladas

Recipes

Sanborns’ Swiss Chicken Enchiladas

Sanborns’ Swiss Chicken Enchiladas Sanborns’ Swiss Chicken Enchiladas, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 12 "Photographic Food Memories" 1…

Tita Chelo’s Frosted Flake Cookies

Recipes

Tita Chelo’s Frosted Flake Cookies

Tita Chelo’s Frosted Flake Cookies Tita Chelo’s Frosted Flake Cookies, from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 12 "Photographic Food Memories"…

Blog Aug 23

El Huequito

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor There are so many places to eat tacos al pastor in Mexico City and each one…

Tortas at El Rey de Pavo in Mexico City

Mexico Picks Jul 23

El Rey del Pavo

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor In Mexico, and many parts of the world, roasted turkey is mainly served during the holiday…

molino el pujol

Blog Feb 20

Molino “El Pujol”

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor From one day to the next, heirloom corn became a strong topic of conversation in Mexico.…

fried egg on a warm corn tortilla at itanoni

Blog Nov 17

Itanoní Tortillería y Antojería

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s most interesting states, rich with culture, ingredients and tradition, and is…

bunuelos at dulceria de celaya

Blog Jun 18

Dulcería de Celaya

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor Over 140 years ago, the Guizar family opened a small candy shop in the heart of…

Pancracia Mexico City

Blog Mar 16

Pancracia

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor Seven years ago, bread maker Hugo González opened up what is known to be one of…

cafe de olla and breakfast at Fonda Margarita

Blog Dec 09

Fonda Margarita

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor If you’re a very early morning person who will eat lots during breakfast – Fonda Margarita…

french toast at lalo in Mexico City

Blog Sep 11

LALO!

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor Now-a-days, pan francés (French toast) is commonly said in Mexico City’s culinary neighborhoods thanks to Chef…

carne asada pizza

Recipes

Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”…

poblano corn zucchini pizza

Recipes

Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza

Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza Poblano, Corn and Zucchini Pizza recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”…

chicken in green salsa tamal

Recipes

Chicken in Green Salsa Tamal

Chicken in Green Salsa Tamal Chicken in Green Salsa Tamal recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 5 “Tamaliza!”…

broth or caldo

Recipes

Mexican Chicken Broth

Mexican Chicken Broth Mexican Chicken Broth recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 5 “Tamaliza!” 1 3-pound chicken (cut…

salsa verde or tomatillo salsa

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde Salsa Verde recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 5 “Tamaliza!” 2 pounds green tomatillos (husks removed…

chilaquiles torta at tortas atlixco

Blog Jan 15

Tortas Atlixco

By Eduardo | @cazadordelomejor In Mexico, there are infinite possibilities between two slices of bread. Mexicans are very creative. We’ve…

jalapeno crab cakes

Recipes

Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli

Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Aioli recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana”…

Recipes

Chicken in Salsa Verde Tamal Casserole

Chicken in Salsa Verde Tamal Casserole Chicken in Salsa Verde Tamal Casserole recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode…

TV Show Apr 04

Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger

Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger Chef Rod’s Chorizo Burger recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 6 “Mexamericana” For the…

Pati's Mexican Table

Episode 301: Born in the Kitchen

Pati travels to Mexico City to reconnect with her father and help him cook one of her favorite childhood meals:…