Muy Bueno Cookbook {giveaway}

Muy Bueno cookbook

This giveaway entry period is now closed, but feel free to comment anyway! Also, make sure you enter the other open giveaways!

In 5+ years of TasteSpotting, I have never called in sick, but today, the cold germs have taken such a strong position that my body is absolutely wiped out and I feel like I need to take the day off. Submissions are on hold for a bit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun. We’re giving away a copy of the Muy Bueno Cookbook

You may already know about Muy Bueno because these three women, Evangelina, Veronica and Yvette, have been blogging their stories and recipes of three generations of authentic Mexican food for a while now and are also on TasteSpotting!

This cookbook has gorgeous full-page photos of recipes of everything from the Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas pictured on the book cover (see photo above) to Blood Orange Mezcal Margarita, from Menudo (after you’ve had one too many of those margaritas) to Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Jalapeno.

Obviously, I will be making the Chicken Tortilla Soup in the next few days.

So, let’s get started, while I take a nap, or maybe just sit in my makeshift steam sauna aka tiny bathroom with door shut and hot water running in the shower.

How to Enter the Muy Bueno Cookbook Giveaway

  1. Since Muy Bueno is all about Mexican flavor, answer this question in the comments section of this post: What is your favorite Mexican food? Do you crave the comfort of warm, handmade tortillas? Are you trying to unravel the complexity of mole in your own kitchen? Is your favorite food a classic margarita because, yes, since you asked a margarita is most definitely “food?” If you don’t have a favorite, firstly, you probably NEED this cookbook, and secondly, for this giveaway, just make something up (or go check out Muy Bueno’s profile on TasteSpotting for ideas!) It doesn’t matter what you say, as this is a random drawing, but it does matter that you do comment with something.
  2. Make sure to enter your email address in the box provided so we can contact you
  3. Share this giveaway post with your friends on facebook and twitter! (not required, but we’d love the help!)

Good luck!

You have until next Monday October 29, 2012 at 5 PM PST to comment. Everyone is welcome to comment to enter, but we can only ship this stuff in the U.S. (So if you’re outside the US and win, you just need to provide us with a US mailing address to send!)

(And by the way, in case anyone is wondering about us in the TasteSpotting Test Kitchen, we have an unhealthy obsession with guacamole, as long as there are neither cilantro nor tomatoes in it!)

From the Publisher

“Siéntate a comer, esta muy bueno!”

“Sit down and eat, it’s very good!”

This was how Jesusita Mendias-Soza always welcomed guests to her table. The same words served as inspiration for her daughter Evangelina and granddaughters Yvette and Veronica, who wanted to honor her memory and preserve their family’s recipes and stories for future generations. They started the Muy Bueno blog in 2010 with this idea in mind, and quickly attracted thousands of fans and followers who fell in love with Muy Bueno’s flavorful Mexican recipes, heartwarming family stories, and beautiful photography.

Now the family has opened their hearts and kitchens to an even wider audience with their first cookbook. Spanning three generations, Muy Bueno offers traditional old-world northern Mexican recipes from Jesusita’s kitchen; comforting south of the border home-style dishes from Evangelina; and innovative Latin fusion recipes from Yvette and Veronica. Each recipe will be accompanied with a full color photo by photographer Jeanine Thurston.

About the Muy Bueno Cookbook Authors

Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack (Denver, CO), Veronica Gonzalez-Smith (Germany), and their mother Evangelina Soza (El Paso, TX) were all born and raised in El Paso, Texas. They learned to cook from their grandmother and mother, Jesusita Mendias-Soza, whose hospitality and irresistible Mexican recipes were legendary among family and friends. They started the Muy Bueno food blog to celebrate and preserve their family’s special culinary heritage.

by Sarah J. Gim on October 24, 2012 · 246 comments


Elaine October 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I adore guacamole too, to the extent that I can just eat it by itself!

Cindy October 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

It would have to be posole so warm, and comforting.

Jasmin October 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Tamales ! The perfect purse snack.

Sarah J. Gim October 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Jasmin: If a “purse snack” is what I think it is, I LOVE IT! gonna have to use that term from now on…!

Alycia October 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

margarita on the rocks with salt!

abigail October 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

love enchiladas

sara October 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm


Meredith October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hot churros with rich chocolate for dipping.

Lorraine October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I love Mexican food so does my husband and even my 3 year old daughter! I was just telling my husband after eating at another Mexican restaurant that I need to buy a cookbook I want to learn how to make more than just taco’s, enchilada’s and burrito’s! Really really would love to win this!!!

Lynn F. October 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Enchiladas. Beef enchiladas. Yum.

susanna October 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Tostada de Ceviche or a bowl of Guacamole with cheese and sour cream + have to have a super spicy salsa on the side to dip everything into! Hope you’ll feel better soon

Sonia October 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm


Kimani October 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Carnitas y frijoles negro

Tom October 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Favorite Mexican? The things I eat regularly are Carnitas Tacos, Shrimp Ceviche, and Torta Ahogadas. But my favorite would have to be Breakfast – There is nothing better to start the day than a good plate of Migas, Huevos Rancheros, or Chillaquillas. If it is spring, I’ll have to add Motulenos for the fresh peas!

Christina October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Love making fresh guacamole and pina coladas in the summer :)

Bonnie October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

My favorite mexican food is most definitely verde enchiladas! I also love avocados and a good guacamole is the perfect accent to any mexican meal.

Rebecca T. October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm


Keyin Lu October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Fresh GUAC!!

Iris October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I don’t have one favorite Mexican food (tequila?) but I notice I reeeeally crave Mexican food all summer long. The heat makes me want avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro almost everyday…doesn’t matter what they’re in!

Lara October 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I love burritos! I love the combinations you can make with different meats and veggies and sauces. Especially when it’s wrapped up in a homemade tortilla.

Carolyn October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Elote and anything with lots of lime, for sure. Gracias!

emily h. October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I love a good Mole!

Kris October 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I’d have to say guacamole, though enchiladas might be a close second. Also, I live in the Midwest, so I’m pretty much just talking about Tex-Mex here.

Corey October 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I love chilaquiles! I am continually on the hunt for the perfect preparation. Although I live nearly 1000 miles away, the current top spot is held by a restaurant in Chicago called Tiztal Café. They are delicious.

Martin Bernal October 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I love guacamole and fajitas. Mexican food is so awesome, comforting and flavourful and exciting at the same time. <3

Janine October 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Chiles en nogada! A fabulous combination of savory, sweet, and creamy and the colors (red, white, and green) are gorgeous.

Samantha October 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It’s ALL about the Carnitas… Hands down my favorite

Hannah N. October 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm


Jesika Starr October 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I have a long, serious, ongoing love affair with Cochinita Pibil. Don’t forget the pickled onions!

Jenny L. October 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Anything my Latin American coworkers make while we are working on the line. They make the most delicious combinations and sauces!

Nicole October 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm


Tammy October 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I love it all! Enchiladas and tamales are my favorites, must have arroz y frijoles on the side.

Tori October 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Carne Adovada!

Theresa October 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

My bf’s amazing Guacamole Salsa Verde. It is to die for on just about everything!

Rebecca October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Anything that has mole on it!

Stephanie October 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I am crazy about enchiladas. I could probably eat them for every meal! This book looks amazing! :D

Natasha October 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Breakfast tacos for days! Eggs, bacon, avacado, beans, Oaxaca cheese, and something spicy!

Heather October 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm

You can’t beat a great guacamole!

Diana October 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I love quesadillas and guacamole!

Judy B. October 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I love it all, but I have a soft spot for sopes.

Kathy October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Chicken Mole

Sami October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

carnitas in delicious warm tortillas with avocado

105SaintLouis October 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Chilaquiles – it’s SO hard to find a restaurant that even knows what I want, much less makes authentic fare. But every once in a while it’s magic.

Melanie October 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

haha refried beans!

Julie Hashimoto-McCreery October 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Our family is made up of Mexican-food-loving folks. While I love a high quality, freshly made margarita and entirely consider it a “food,” I could eat vegetarian burritos and tacos every single day.

Nancy October 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Enchiladas are the most versatile and best dish in a pinch.

Kimberly P. October 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love enchiladas, and of course, a margarita on the side would be great, too!

Brinn October 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Definitely Chile Verde! But only the made-from-scratch, slow cooked kind, none of the stuff people put in burritos.

Maya @ Alaska from Scratch October 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

This question is impossible to answer – an excellent carne asada Baja-style street taco (or make that three) and a fresh, authentic batch of refried beans. With a cold glass of horchata. And flan for dessert.

Megan October 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Chorizo tacos, prepped with cilantro, red onion, and lime on corn tortillas.

Angela October 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love EVERYTHING Mexican, yum! Possibly burritos are my favorite along with a delicious raspberry margarita.

Laurel Tatsey October 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Love Guacamole and Margaritas!

Suchetha October 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm


Sarah October 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Definitely enchiladas

Steve2inLA October 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Much as I’d like to say something eclectic like Nopale Salad, truth is, I’d give my right arm for a good Chimichanga. Sorry. Uh, lo siento.

AliciaK October 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I love authentic atcos with fresh onions and cilantro!

Amy October 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Tamales are wonderful! But so is everything else Mexican!

ashley October 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

carnitas tacos: fresh corn tortillas, a tiny bit of cilantro, grilled onions, an avocado wedge and a squeeze of lime

ay yi yi!

Donna Rodriguez October 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

My favorite food is fajitas Texas style with lots of fresh pico de gallo

Andrea Zeng October 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm


Jan October 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Tamales, chili rellanoes, carne asada, chili verde, beans, rice, deep fried ice cream. I can eat Mexican food almost every day. It is so good….

PerryH October 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Carnitas. On and in anything. And don’t be shy with smoky hot sauce.

mayra October 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Albondigas soup!!

P Magidoff October 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Crab enchiladas in a creamy sauce. Muy bueno!!

Veronica October 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Hands down, Chile Rellenos!!!

J October 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Enchiladas…love cookbooks.

Megan Pinedo October 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Homemade salsas; they’re the perfect addition to any dish.

CLAUDIA VILLA October 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I don’t know where to start!, Love posole, menudo, tacos, etc., but those enchiladas on the cover of Muy Bueno cookbook are sooo tempting!, lol. I hope I can get this awesome book for christmas (family please read this!) :D

Debbie October 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Pumpkin empandas!

Mika October 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Where to start… handmade tortillas, salsa, guacamole, mole, carne asada tacos. Too many to name!

junie October 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Tamales always!

Ashlie October 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I love just about anything involving chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, but my favorite is definetly guacamole!

Kevin October 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm


Catherine October 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm


Danielle October 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Mole…mole mole mole. Any type, any time.

Dawn October 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm

a warm, freshly made tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. or with barbacoa, with guacamole. and cheese. i could eat mexican food every day!

Babs October 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Very difficult to choose between enchiladas, tamales and wonderful any type of tacos.
Mexican food is incredibly diverse because there are so many regional dishes. I love them all.

julia caraballo October 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I like tacos, but I’s like to make them the authentic way of your ancestors!

Natasha H October 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Definitely mole sauce. Yummy!!

Nicole October 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Enchiladas and a margarita!

Dwayne Smith October 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I love burritos and enchiladas.

Becky Schiffel October 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

My favorite Mexican Food is the Guero’s Salad with Achiote Chicken and Chipotle Feta Dressing. With two homemade corn tortillas, of course!

Jodi Calhoun October 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Tamales for as long as I can remember

Jennifer October 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I <3 burritos!

Danielle October 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Fresh guacamole hands down.

Dara Beer October 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

seafood enchilladas. YUM!

Rian N. October 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Pico de gallo, made from fresh summer tomatoes, onion, and cilantro with a dash of salt and lemon. Served with thick blue corn chips – a seasonal favorite!

mayra miramontes October 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

i love pozole!

leah October 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm


Diane October 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I am making tamales for the holidays this year and I am always looking for new ideas.

Lexi October 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Love enchilladas!

Pam October 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Homemade tamales for Christmas morning…yum!

Ann October 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

hot chocolate! hot and spicy, with cayenne, cinnamon and untamed bitter cocoa…I think I can take on a Canadian winter with it piping hot in my mug!

Randy October 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Huevos Rancheros

wen October 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm


Julia October 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

pico de gallo, could probably eat a bucket of that in one go. on top of some arroz with cilantro? can’t ask for anything more.

Ateanna October 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Loaded burritos! Guac, rice, beans, chicken… it’s all great in a burrito!!

kaela October 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Has to be my homemade chile verde: it’s killer!

chris October 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm


Sarah October 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm


Julie Kujawa October 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Enchiladas and carnitas

A.J. October 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Green chile-chicken enchiladas, with homemade tortillas! Delicioso!

Bobette October 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I love tamales – but nothing makes me drool more than homemade guacamole!

Robin October 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Quesadillas :) MMMMmmmmmm!

Catharine @BakingChemist October 24, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I adore mexican cuisine! With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite but I’m going to have to go with enchiladas!

Gina Arechiga October 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

It’s a tie….Huevos Rancheros….love this warm soothing breakfast in the morning with a small glass of oj and washed down with a great cup of java aftwards….the other is Chile Rellenos….I have yet to perfect these…love the warm cheesy chile with the red sauce! I’m hoping to perfect this by using your cookbook!! Thanks ladies for such a wonderful book!

Molly October 24, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Its a toss up between guacamole and chicken mole…both I will go crazy for!

Brian Head October 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

A toss-up between carnitas and pozole, or both because they’re great! October 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Difficult to choose…just love the flavors…chilies, cilantro, cumin, cinnamon, tomatoes, corn, queso…you can’t go wrong.

Hanna October 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

ermmm…. does chili con carne count? if not, I need this book! :D
guacamole is goooooooooooood too, if you ask me! everything full of flavor, crispy, spicy, fresh, mrrrrau!

April October 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

When I traveled in Colombia I fell in love with arepas. They’re little grilled cornmeal discs of deliciousness filled with hmm, whatever you like (cheese is my favorite)! They’re a quintessential street food, and now that I told you about them I wish I had a couple in my paws right now.

Jacki C October 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

MOLE NEGRO OAXAQUEÑO! Es lo mejor de todo el mundo!

Deborah October 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm

When I left Malaysia to start college in the States I found myself drawn to Latino culture. Everything about the importance of family, language, and food reminded me of home. I love Mexican food as it really reminds me of food from home even though it seems very different on the surface. My favorite has to be posole rojo, I love eating it with rice (it’s the Asian in me!), even though it’s usually served with tortillas.

Lindsey October 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

My grandmas stacked enchiladas w/ a fried egg on top! Oh, and a margarita on the side of course!

Laura O October 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I love shredded chicken tacos with homemade tortillas. Yummy

Laura October 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm


Nadia October 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Grilled chicken quesadillas with some sour ceam on top. Mmmmm

karen October 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love enchiladas verdes.

Maria October 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Piping hot, homemade chiles rellenos!

Tammy October 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Enchiladas! :)

Sophia October 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Definitely tortillas – it’s the simple pleasures.

Jennifer P. October 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Tough call! I love tortillas right off the griddle with butter and salsa. I love guac, because, I mean, unless you’re allergic to avocado, who doesn’t? AND I reaaally love pollo a la crema. Oh, man. So rich, so flavorful. Mmm. I’ll go with pollo a la crema for the win. :)

Kristina October 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Chicken Fajitas!!!

Thuy October 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm

It has to be a tie between mole and adobada tacos….yum!

Jenny October 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I love guacamole and chips or a nice chicken burrito with mole sauce.

Kelli October 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I would have to say one of my favs is carnitas with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole in a warm tortilla. Yummmmm

Hyosun Ro October 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm


Abraham Arhin October 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

I looove chicken fajitas especially if they are sizzling right in front of me.

Diane October 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Flan! I love desserts!

Siyi October 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Guacamole is my absolute favorite!!

allie buxton October 25, 2012 at 12:06 am


Leslie October 25, 2012 at 12:31 am

Love fish tacos. My favorite are at the Bull and the Bear in Chicago.

Jasper Smith October 25, 2012 at 12:58 am

Tacos de cachete – beef cheek tacos from a dirty stall on a Mexico City street corner.

caroline t October 25, 2012 at 3:37 am

simple grilled corn with lime and mayo dressing. with a margarita on the side ;)

margarida v October 25, 2012 at 4:10 am

mole poblano

Brian October 25, 2012 at 4:53 am

Chilaquiles with a fried egg or two for breakfast.

Heather October 25, 2012 at 5:31 am

Deep, dark mole over chicken or a blue corn tamale.

Ty S October 25, 2012 at 5:37 am

Chilaquiles or tamales or mole or all three!

Emily Grace October 25, 2012 at 5:40 am


Emily October 25, 2012 at 5:47 am

My favorite is definitely chicken enchiladas. Love them smothered with smokey red sauce and cheese. Yum yum yum!!!

marlies October 25, 2012 at 5:54 am

I really love a good real mexican taco! (the small kind with queso fresco, not what you’d get at a tex mex place)

Jenni October 25, 2012 at 6:12 am


Adam October 25, 2012 at 6:21 am

Ceviche! I absolutely love the sharp citrus, warm, rounded fatty fish, and crunch of onion. It’s the most refreshing in summer but for whatever reason I can eat it year-round.

Kaitlin October 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

A dish I’ve only found at one restaurant in Ohio (that is now, sadly, closed, and replaced with cookie-cutter Tex-Mex): “Lomo adobado con hongos y queso.” They didn’t provide a translation, but it was spicy pork with mushrooms and cheese, served with cilantro and a half a lime. So simple, although I have a feeling the spice blend in the adobo was somewhat complex. I’ve never been able to replicate the exact flavor, or the quality of the cheese, or even the texture of the meat. And I guess I never will.

The menu contained things like tongue and tripe and whole fish, and a molcajete dish that was also sublime, but the lomo adobado was the stand-out. The last time I had it, it was made by a cook unfamiliar with the recipe and was overcooked and lacking the cheese, and then I never had it again because restaurants like that don’t last long around here.

Ken October 25, 2012 at 6:30 am

Chile Relleno, the perfect balance of flavors, soft comforting interior contrast with the crispy light external coating.

Sam October 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

Chille Rellenos!

Audrey October 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

Huevos Rancheros!!

Gergia October 25, 2012 at 6:44 am

Boring Bean Burritos….also Veggie Quesedilla

Vicky October 25, 2012 at 6:46 am

churros and all their sweet sugary cinnamontastic wonderment and glory

Christy October 25, 2012 at 6:48 am

Anything thats hot and spicy and covered with cheesy goodness

Karyn October 25, 2012 at 6:48 am

Taco salad please

Vicky's Mom October 25, 2012 at 6:49 am

italian food please!

Dave J October 25, 2012 at 6:50 am

What is your favorite Mexican food? I love fajitas made with fresh veggies, quac, lettuce and homemade torts. It’s just amazing any time of the year and it’s always good. But a gold margarita with no salt does make the fajitas much tastier. It could be the lime or it could be the Grand Marnier and tequila, but it just seems to bring out the flavors of the veggies.

Stephen the dino` October 25, 2012 at 6:50 am


Tatiana October 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

Tamales tamales tamales! My family makes them every year for Christmas, but I could eat them all year long!

Kristen October 25, 2012 at 7:18 am

It’s tough to pick a favorite Mexican dish – so many are my favorites! I would have to say enchiladas! Would love a copy of this book.

Lily Sheng October 25, 2012 at 7:19 am

I’m not much of a bean person, but refried beans, I love!

cc October 25, 2012 at 7:39 am

as a vegetarian it can be a challenge having mole sauce
but with taste spotting i’ve been able to make various vegetarian mole dishes

Katherine October 25, 2012 at 7:40 am

Homemade salsa! I could easily polish off a jar if left to my own devices :)

Ghislaine Ball October 25, 2012 at 7:57 am

For a treat – Chile Rellenos. For daily, anything with a tomatillo sauce.

pietra October 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

Masa and pinto beans!

Lizz October 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

Super fresh Guacamole with LOTS of onion and tomato in it! Yum!

Airi October 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

Never tasted a margarita, but would love to. I much more like to make tortillas on my own for TACO TUESDAY or every other day ! :)

AK October 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

Anything with a corn tortilla. Mexican is the best gluten free food ever. Guacamole, carnitas, enchiladas. It’s all yummy!

Jaime October 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

In my part of Chicago, vendors walk up & down the streets ringing little bells & pushing carts filled with fresh, steaming elotes, doused in cheese & cayenne. They’re the best thing in the world on a summer evening!

Marleigh October 25, 2012 at 8:32 am

Albondigas—especially when the weather gets cold. There’s something about it that is just like a warm blanket.

Heidi Hess October 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

Chile Verde chicken burrito or my son’s Korean soft tacos. A little fusion.

David October 25, 2012 at 8:45 am

Enchiladas, fresh, home-made-from-scratch guacamole, and margaritas, made properly, as cocktails, not long-drinks!

Jenny B. October 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE empanadas and guacamole!

Caroline Zawahiri October 25, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’ll let this post explain it for me ;) Enjoy as much as my craving right now! <3

Samantha October 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

Without a doubt, fressh scallop and shrimp ceviche is my #1 Mexican craving!

Julia October 25, 2012 at 9:04 am

Good red rice and refried beans.

Michelle October 25, 2012 at 9:23 am

My favorite Mexican food rotates every few months but right now I am on a Tongue Burrito or “Burrito de Lengua” kick. I love how inexpensive yet delicious the cut of meat is and how versatile it is. I love Mexican flavors because of how simple and fresh they are and the fact that you can put delicious dishes together very affordably!

Katie M October 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

Hard to pick just one. I guess I’ll chile verde wins.

Annemarie October 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

A good salsa. I’ll eat plain and sneak it from the fridge with a spoon if its a really good fresh one.

Diana October 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

My favorite Mexican dish is champandongo, similar to what we call Mexican lasagna. Layers of tortilla, beef, mole sauce, and cheese. To die for!

Lydia October 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

Fish tacos on corn tortillas with fresh pico de gallo salsa and a glass of horcata. Yes, I go to my local taqueria at least once a week…

Angela October 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

I love carnitas!

Charlie Marshall October 25, 2012 at 9:58 am

fresh fruit salsa. mango, pineapple, peach…….

Lacy October 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

mmm Chilaquiles…. mmmm

Joz Lee October 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

My most favorite (I adore all Mexican food!) is Shitake Mushroom cheese Quesadilla then Fajitas

Mike @ October 25, 2012 at 10:17 am

I’ve always loved chile rellenos. They’re not that easy to make and ofter done poorly at many mexican restaurants but the good ones are divine. My favorites are at Tahona in Boulder, Colorado and Chile Verde in Denver, Colorado.


Winston October 25, 2012 at 10:26 am

Chicken (or turkey) Mole. Love it and cannot get enough of it. I’d never try making for myself, though.

Jim M. October 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Tacos al pastor. Yum!!!

Loran October 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Fresh guacamole!!

Catie October 25, 2012 at 3:26 pm

If I could only have one Mexican food for the rest of my life, it would be chips and guacamole! It is so simple, so easy, and SO delicious!

Ashley October 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Enchiladas – with a tun of beans. =)

Alex Mottern October 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

quesadillas–I lived off them in college!

Catherine Bales October 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I absolutely adore Mexican food-so fresh and it just dances in your mouth! Any kind of moles,rellenos,salsa or ceviche drives me crazy, and I wouldn’t turn down tacos, tamales or fajitas, either. I’d love to have the book for my growing collection . ;)

pallu October 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm

chicken tortilla soup is my favourite :-)

wendy kogler October 26, 2012 at 4:07 am

Mole Mole Mole!!! Can’t get enough varieties!!

Jason October 26, 2012 at 6:06 am

Gaucamole no tomatoes, with jicama chips. Mmmmmm!!

Sandra October 26, 2012 at 7:19 am

What is your favorite Mexican food?

Jessica L October 26, 2012 at 7:49 am

I love fresh corn tortillas with chorizo, lime, and cilantro!

Erika October 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Veggie burritos with homemade tortillas, hands downnnn.

Patricia October 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I love all mexican food but my favorites are Fajitas and Guacamoles!
I crave for that book!! Hope to be lucky!

Kelsey Kennedy October 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Carnitas, with a extra splash of lime, wrapped in a warm corn tortilla. The flavors are like zing!, mmm, nom

Mish October 27, 2012 at 9:20 am


Lilja October 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

Gorditas. The real deal, not the shameful Taco Bell version. I like mine stuffed with meat, cheese, veggies, guacamole, salsa.. basically anything I can get my hands on! ^-^

Gina Ciliberto October 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

My favorite is Mexican hot chocolate or horchata, for sure!! Love the blog (want the cookbook)!

S. Marchio October 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Chicken Tortilla Soup……mmmmmmm good!

Margo Seymour October 27, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Beans of any kind – black or pinto, although I grew up with pinto! Oh, and posole too. But beans are still my favorite!

Joan October 28, 2012 at 5:52 am

I love posole.

Liz October 28, 2012 at 9:27 am


Shannon October 28, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Guacamole for sure…..the best!

Maryse Thomas October 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I love mexican refried beans!

Adrienne October 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love plain old carne asada tacos! I load them up with cilantro, jalapeños, onions, and a squeeze of lime. Sometimes a little tomatillo sauce or diced avocado for some variety but pretty much any way makes me a happy girl :)

William Sawyer October 29, 2012 at 10:31 am

Tasty refried beans and handmade guacamole! Plus, toasted tortillas.

Angel October 29, 2012 at 10:34 am

tacos con pollo

Estellall October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

Whats not to love?! Its all muy bueno!
Tamales, chilequies, empanadas, tacos, everything!
Now im craving Mexican!

Emily Sue October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am


Cathy Pepin October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

I have so many, from chicken tinga to almost anything with chile poblanos, and mole. To select one I have to say … tortilla soup. No, it is pozole. :)

Linda Oliver-Smith October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

My favorite Mexican food is Ceviche!

Anna B. October 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

Tacos el Pastor! Yum!

Laura October 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

Chile Rellanos!

Eydie Guerrero October 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

Chili Rellenos!

GIa Parmakis October 29, 2012 at 10:38 am


Andrew October 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

Crispy carnitas tacos with ghost chile threads, mmmmmmmm.

Sarah Andrade October 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

As a Korean married to a Mexican.. my absolutely favorite Mexican food is my mil’s cooking! No one makes food like her, from her chicken pozole, her yummy abondigas soup, to her christmas tamales!! Let me wipe the drool as I say her homemade salsa is the best! I have never ventured in making Mexican food myself, but I would sure love to try! :)

JK October 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

My favorite at the moment is fire roasted whole poblanos stuffed with shredded chicken/queso fresco folded with a cooked down onion, garlic, tomato, cinnamon rice mixture..served on a pile of garlic refried beans

Rikki Hagemann October 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

Fat Tire® Braised Carnitas Tacos with Fat Tire® Chavelas
via The Culinary Chronicles ( www. )

Amazingly awesome!!!

Pamela Cohen October 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

I love, love, love Mexican food! My favorite would be gooey, cheesy chicken enchiladas. Black beans with rice and a homemade pico de gallo.

ailyn domingo October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

I want one! So interested in making my own tacos.

Jenny October 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

Chunky and spicy guacamole!

Lynne Dillender October 29, 2012 at 10:54 am

Enchiladas! :)

Ardala Evans October 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

I love cheese enchiladas with lots of lettuce and tomatoes!

Jillian Switzer October 29, 2012 at 10:56 am

Migas! Or Texan fusion brisket tacos.

Eve H October 29, 2012 at 10:58 am

I love fajitas!

Adam October 29, 2012 at 11:01 am


Earen Hummel October 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

I love authentic Mexican, New Mexican and sometimes even Tex Mex. I think my favorite (if I have to choose) would be a good tamale.

Yuqing Wang October 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

I wouldn’t miss a chance to enjoy a good bowl of guacamole!

Mrs. Leo October 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

Steamy hot tamales!

andrew October 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

carnitas!! mmm the right way, braised in lard slow in the oven. comes out all super tender…then broiled till it gets a little crisp then shred it and make tacos outta them. some salt, pico de gayo, and lemon wedge and im in heaven. of course, just on the rare since its sooo unhealthy for ya hah.

Angela Wilson October 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

My Mom’s tamales, and nope we are not native but 30 years ago a neighbor taught her to make the BEST tamales! Huevos Rancheros, tacos, burritos, sopapillas!!! etc.. etc… YUMMMY

lisa October 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I love being able to mix up different flavours, so I have to go with tortillas!!
…and because I couldn’t live without avocados, guacamole has to be on this list as well :)

Amberle Carter October 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I live in Texas. Mexican food is required. :) You can’t really pick a favorite. Warm, handmade tortillas, fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, cheesy enchiladas. I do love it when hatch chiles are used to only enhance the Mexican food! Delicious!

Michelle Kermeen October 29, 2012 at 2:39 pm


Ally October 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Chilaquiles! Muy deliciouso! :)

Vanessa October 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I can’t pick just one – a margarita with chips and guacamole followed by some tacos. Muy bueno indeed!

Angela Correa October 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I love posole, carnitas, guacamole, and mole. Mexican food is the best!

melissa October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

al pastor tacos. especially from tacos leos!

Summer October 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I could eat guacamole every single day…on everything.

Stacy October 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I have to pick just one favorite? Seriously? I love Mexican. there used to be this dish I ordered all the time when we lived in Missouri Pollo Cancun. It was amazing! Chicken, shrimp, mushrooms and pico de gallo….yum!

Deke Babamoto October 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Lemme preface this by saying I’ve NEVER won anything in my entire life!
My favorite Mexican dish is Salma Hayek, ahahaha. Just kidding. My favorite Mexican food is sesos (cow brains). Seriously.
BTW, I love to sneak in right under the wire.

Luis October 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Tacos de chicharron y calabacitas con queso fresco

Del Martinis December 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

Chilaquiles are my all the favorite!

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