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A Guide To The Regional Cuisines Of Mexico

By FoodRepublic.com, 

“Mexican food” is a misnomer, or, at least, woefully inadequate to describe the many distinct regional cuisines that encompass the term. The pork dish cochito, ubiquitous in Chiapas, might be a mystery to someone in Tamaulipas. Recently, when a (now-shuttered) burrito place opened in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood, the press coverage was careful to clarify what, exactly, a burrito is.

Of course, there are dishes you can find throughout Mexico (just as you can find gumbo in almost any U.S. city), but even these often come with regional variations (the miniature red-masa enchiladas potosinas vs. the flat stacked enchiladas sonorenses, for example), and neighboring states often lay claim to dishes best known in a certain area. Apologies in advance for any generalizations, but here are some of the most famous regional Mexican cuisines you might encounter in Mexico and elsewhere.

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