Regional Cuisine of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Food of Teotihuacan, Food of the Ancient Godss | Mexican Culinary and Cultural Tour


Add some flavor to your tour and visit the restaurants surrounding the archaeological site of Teotihuacan. There you will be able to sample a delicious mutton barbacoa, just out of the oven, accompanied by a delicious warm broth, or try the pork carnitas or the delicious mixiotes, served with nopales (prickly leaves). 

In addition to the traditional handmade corn tortilla quesdillas, stuffed with chicken, meat or cheese, you can try a variety of dishes that show the fusion of pre-Hispanic cuisine and Spanish cuisine. We dare you to taste escamoles, ant larvae, in the delicious escamol tarts, served in a salad or on a corn tortilla with salsa and served with rice.

Carnita la canada

In the menu of Teotihuacan cuisine you will find snails, which you can enjoy with nopales (prickly leaves) or with pico de gallo, a delicious salad made with avocado, cilantro, tomato and onion, so typically Mexican. Don’t miss the opportunity to accompany your meal with a shot of tequila, or to try the pulque, either in its natural state or in a “curado”, blended with fruits.

If there is still some room in your stomach, continue with the tlacoyos, an oval shaped, thick corn tortilla filled with beans, chickpeas or cream cheese, and served with cheese and delicious nopales typical of the region. Also made from corn, the sopes or pellizcadas served with beans, Oaxaca cheese, lettuce and red or green salsa.

As if this were not enough, in Teotihuacan you will find a wide variety of typical Mexican sweets such as xoconostles (sour prickly pear) and tunas (pricly pears) in syrup alegrías, pumpkin puree, obleas (wafers), hawthorn sweets, and tamarind sweets. If you were no longer able to eat dessert, don’t worry, you can take them home and give them as souvenirs of your visit to the City of the Gods.