This Mexican Street Food Collection brings you the ultimate Mexican street food experience in the comfort of your own home. These mouthwatering Mexican recipes are perfect for weeknight family meals. They also double as appetizers for weekend family get-togethers.
Nothing beats authentic Mexican street foods with exquisite aroma, vibrance, and iconic flavors. Luckily, most of us can get a quick fix from a local Mexican restaurant, such as Toro Mexican Street Food or Carnival Mexican Street Food. However, not all have access to the real thing. So here’s Imma to the rescue!
I realized I have quite a few delicious recipes perfect for a popular Mexican street food collection, so you’ll be able to recreate this deliciousness at home fuss-free. And the best part is you can always add a personal spin to them.😍
That all depends on where you get it. Like anywhere, you need to find clean vendors and ensure their cooking methods are safe. I like to observe how they handle the food before deciding to buy.
These are Mexican foods prepared and sold by street vendors in small market stalls or on the street. The stalls are called antojitos which literally means “little cravings.” Popular street foods include tacos, tamales, chilaquiles, corn on the cob, and even bowls of steaming soup.
Yes, street tacos are traditional Mexican tacos made with a soft corn tortilla, meat filling, and a cilantro-onion mix. Then add your favorite salsa or hot sauce and breathe deeply before taking a bite. They’re nothing like Americanized tacos at a fast-food joint with crispy taco shells, meat, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes.
Beef and Pork Recipes
1. Beef Birria Tacos
Talk about authentic Mexican street tacos, and you’ll never go wrong with my Beef Birria Tacos. They’re meaty and spicy from chile paste made from scratch. I just can’t resist adding cheese to these babies, but I know you’ll forgive me. 😉
2. Beef Empanada
Beef empanadas are undoubtedly a Mexican street food you’ll want, especially in the summer. These handheld snacks are perfect for outdoor gatherings because they’re easy to make and easy to grab. And they’ll fill you with their buttery, flaky dough and meaty filling.
3. Breakfast Burrito
Egg and sausages in my burrito? Yes, please! All my favorite breakfast staples rolled inside a tortilla are a wrap of happiness. Along with refried beans, avocado, onions, and tomatoes, leftover pork also makes a great filling addition. Aaah! It’s so good you’ll say “¡delicioso!” like a native Mexican. ❤️
4. Chicken Quesadilla
I like to call this one a cross between a pizza and calzone with a Mexican flair. Certainly, it’s one of the best Mexican street food you can try! And with sour cream and guacamole, it’s comfort food at its finest! 👌
5. Chicken Tostadas
Tostadas are similar to tacos but made with fried or baked whole tortillas. Then, top them with your favorites, like meat, salsa, guacamole, and cheese. I also love adding shredded lettuce for more texture and vibrance. 😉
6. Chicken Fajitas
Not only is this popular Mexican street food delicious, but it is also versatile. That’s because you can stuff it in your burritos, tacos, or quesadillas. I love pairing it with Mexican rice because the added carbs fuel my day. Very nourishing, indeed!
7. Chicken Taquitos
This is yet another happiness roll made with tortillas, chicken, cheese, and salsa. And don’t forget the taco seasoning, cilantro, and lemon juice for the authentic Mexican flavors. Even better, these taquitos are healthier because they’re baked.
8. Chicken Enchiladas
Enchiladas are like taquitos, but bigger and topped with lots of cheese and sauce before baking. And what makes my enchiladas extra special is the made-from-scratch sauce. Besides shredded chicken, you can stuff it with chicken tinga or carne asada. 😉
Miscellaneous Mexican Street Food Recipes
9. Tortilla Chips
No leftover tortillas go to waste with this homemade tortilla chips recipe. Yes, even the stale ones! Simply cut them into triangles, add seasonings, fry, and tadaaah! Serve it with your favorite dips like pineapple salsa or tropical guacamole, and you’re in for a special treat. 👍
Mexican street food escapades aren’t complete without churros. Lucky for you, I have the Immaculate Bites recipe for this scrumptious treat. Its crispy exterior and soft pillowy goodness combine perfectly with caramel or chocolate sauce. 😉
But, of course, our street food journey has to include dessert. So let me treat your tastebuds to these incredibly light and crispy flat disks drizzled with homemade piloncillo syrup. The flavors from cinnamon and anise definitely hit the spot! ❤️
12. Koki Corn (Fresh Corn Tamales)
Forgive me because I cheat a little on this one. These are actually African tamales, but at least they include the word “tamales,” right? ✌️Anyway, authentic Mexican tamales are made with corn husk and masa harina dough with filling. And Koki corn is made with fresh corn, corn meal, and spinach. That means they aren’t so different after all, and both taste amazing. 😍
Popular Mexican Street Food Sauces
Level up your favorite Mexican dishes with this classic guacamole recipe. Ripe avocados, lime juice, serrano pepper, and spices such as cilantro and cumin are ready in 10 minutes or less. You can also try this tropical guacamole for variation. 😉
Vegetables in Mexican cuisine are usually called salsa😉. Whether you use it as a filling or dip, it brings iconic flavors to sandwich wraps and chips. Aside from this classic tomato salsa, you can also try the other versions: pineapple salsa and mango salsa. ❤️
15. Pico de Gallo
Pico de gallo is chunkier than salsa if you’re looking for a more substantial texture. Its vibrant colors and textures add pizzazz to our favorites, such as nachos, tacos, and quesadillas. No cooking is required, yet it magically makes every dish extra delicious.
Take a trip to Mexico without breaking the bank with my Mexican street food collection for the ultimate food trip escapades. I’m going to try beef birria for my friends from Mexico City to see what they say. Which are you going to make first? Let me know in the comments!