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Nuevo León

An adventure destination with dazzling mountains, a distinctive cuisine, and a cosmopolitan capital

The sprawling northeastern state of Nuevo León, which borders Laredo, Texas, is draped in dazzling rocky mountain peaks and miles of desert making it a destination for adventure sports like rock climbing and rappelling. Neslted in a valley of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range is the state’s capital, Monterrey, the second-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and an important entrepreneurial and industrial hub. Defined by its sparse ingredients, proximity to the US, and influences from Sephardic Jewish culinary roots, the flavors here are truly distinctive.

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  • Nuevo León

    An adventure destination with dazzling mountains, a distinctive cuisine, and a cosmopolitan capital

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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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Roasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano

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Super Greens Salad

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Roasted Charred Chicken

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Roasted Duck

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Grilled Queso Fundido Potatoes

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Green Piquin Chile and Oregano Salsa

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Ginger and Pistachio Guacamole

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