Mexican Food

Mario Christerna Has Big Plans For His Los Angeles Neighborhood

Known well around Los Angeles for its significance to Mexican-American life and heritage, Boyle Heights, a working-class section of the city lying directly across the Los Angeles River from some of the most sought-after real estate in the country right now, stands at a crossroads.

A Beginner's Guide to Atlanta's Buford Highway

The first rule of travel in the Southeast, whether by land or by air, appears to be that all roads lead to Atlanta, at least eventually.

What Does It Mean to Cook Mexican Food in America?

Authenticity is a hot topic when it comes to cuisine and culture, one that comes up a lot for 2017 Best New Chefs Rico Torres and Diego Galicia of Mixtli in San Antonio and Val M. Cantu of Californios in San Francisco, all of whom cook interpretations of Mexican cuisine in America. We invited them to unpack the idea of authenticity—and move the conversation forward.

F&W: When you hear the word “authentic,” what comes to mind? 


How to Pair Wine with Chiles

Mexican food can be very complex—spicy, acidic, floral, and rich. Pairing 
wine with so many assertive flavors can 
be challenging.


Gabriela Cámara, chef and owner of Contramar in Mexico City and Cala in San Francisco, says, “Light, fruit-forward wines pair well with spicy and acidic Mexican food.” And for grilled and raw seafood dishes, she prefers bright, coastal whites. 


Huitlacoche Is the Next Big Thing

The Mexican chef on everyone’s lips right now? Oswaldo Oliva, of Lorea in Mexico City. After staging and cooking at 
Spain’s fine-dining institutions—El Celler de Can Roca, Mugaritz—Oliva never thought he would return to his hometown. He had the best job in the world doing research and development at Mugaritz, Andoni Luis Aduriz’s modernist temple. It was demanding. It was creative. It was the kind of job he couldn’t find in Mexico when he first finished culinary school.

Del Taco Is Giving Away 'Queso Pong’ Kits

Who says great ideas can’t come from Facebook? Del Taco recently got such a positive response from a humorous 15-second clip it posted to its Facebook page that the Mexican fast food chain has been inspired to release an entirely new product… “Queso Pong.” As you can probably assume (but may not want to assume) that’s basically beer pong played with melted cheese.

Where to Eat, Drink, and Stay in Oaxaca

Juana Hernandez was not happy with the way I was making her tortillas. A bunch 
of cooks from Noma were crowded into the courtyard of her restaurant, Mi Tierra Linda, surrounded by steaming-hot 
clay comal griddles and tables piled high with chiles and herbs. We were on a five-week research trip before opening our pop-up in Tulum, and we’d been told we should get a lesson 
in Oaxacan cooking from Juana.

What is Adobo? A Sauce, Seasoning, Recipe, or Something Else Entirely?

Aside from the fact that it’s fun to say, “adobo” is one of those food terms that can be confusing.

7 Mexican Breakfast Dishes That Will Spice Up Your Morning

No matter how many times Taco Bell tries to pitch it as Fourth Meal, we'll take our Mexican food for breakfast. Check out these great recipes that highlight our favorite flavors from South of the Border.

Mexican Eggs in Purgatory (above)

This fiery dish with bacon and Cotija cheese deserves a spot in heaven. No wonder Sam-I-Am couldn’t stop raving about his green eggs.

You've Probably Never Heard of America's Best Mexican Fast Food Chain

When it comes to the leader of the pack in fast Mexican food, a few chains spring to mind: Chipotle, Taco Bell… Okay, that's about it. And with Chipotle's recent sanitation woes and Taco Bell's constant state of being, well, Taco Bell, you're probably not going to want to associate the word "best" with either brand at the moment. If that's the case, you're right on track with a recent quick service restaurant survey by Market Force Information that ranked the best Mexican food in America.