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AbulAn
   Abalone
Aceitunas
   Olives
Agua
   Water
Aguacate
   Avocado
Aguardiente
   Brandy
Ajo
   Garlic
Almejas
   Clams
Apio
   Celery
Arroz
   Rice
AtAn
   Tuna
Avena
   Oatmeal
Azucar
   Sugar
Bean Burrito
   A warm soft flour tortilla wrapped around refried pinto beans, chopped onions, and cheddar cheese. Traditionally served with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Bebidas
   Drinks
Beef Burrito
   A warm soft flour tortilla wrapped around seasoned beef, chopped onions, and cheddar cheese. Traditionally served with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Betabeles
   Beets
Bolillos
   French-style Rolls
Cabra
   Goat
Cabrilla
   Sea Bass
Cacahuates
   Peanuts
Cafe
   Coffee
Calabazas
   Pumpkins or Squash
Calamar
   Squid
Caldo
   Broth
Callos
   Scallops
Camarones
   Shrimp
Camotes
   Sweet Potatoes
Canela
   Cinnamon
Cangrejo or Jaiba
   Crab
Carne
   Beef
Carne de Res
   Beef
Carnero
   Lamb
Carnes
   Meats
Cebolla
   Onion
Cebollita
   Green Onion
Cerveza
   Beer
ChampioAes
   Mushrooms
Chicken Burrito
   A warm soft flour tortilla wrapped around roasted chicken, chopped onions, and cheddar cheese. Traditionally served with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Chicken Fajitas
   Warm soft flour tortillas served with grilled marinated chicken, roasted onions and peppers, tomatoes, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, seasoned rice, and fajita sauce.
Chilaquiles
   Crushed corn tortilla chips cooked with shredded chicken, enchilada salsa, stir fried onions, spices, and melted cheese.
Chili Cheese Burrito
   Seasoned beef, sauce, and cheddar cheese wrapped in a warm soft flour tortilla.
Chimichanga
   Fried flour tortilla stuffed with chicken, beef, lamb, pork or vegetables, and smothered with melted cheese and tomato salsa.
Chipotle
   A brownish-red hot spice consisting of ground, ripe, and dried jalapenos that has a distinctive hot, smoky, biting, sweet, and meaty flavor.
ChAcharos
   Peas
Cilantro
   Fresh, Green Coriander
Coco
   Coconut
Condimentos
   Condiments
Crema
   Cream
Dulces
   Sweets
Duraznos
   Peaches
Ejotes
   String Beans
Elote
   Corn on the Cob
Enchiladas
   Folded and baked corn tortillas stuffed with ground beef, shredded chicken, pork, or vegetables. Enchiladas are usually fairly mild and topped with red salsa, sour cream, and melted cheese.
Ensalada
   Salad
Especias
   Spices
Eviche
   Raw fish marinated in lime juice. Often prepared in a chopped salad.
Fideos
   Noodles
Flan
   Custard
Fresas
   Strawberries
Frijoles
   Beans (cooked)
Frijoles Refritos
   Refried pinto beans boiled with seasoning until tender, then crushed and sauteed in canola oil.
Frutas
   Fruits
Galletas
   Cookies
Ginebra
   Gin
Guacamole
   A fairly rich avocado-based dip made with onions, lemon, lime juice, and chopped garlic. Complementary dips are salsa and sour cream.
Guayaba
   Guava
Hard Taco
   A large, crisp corn tortilla shell that usually contains minced beef, shredded lettuce, and grated cheese. Commonly topped with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Helado
   Ice Cream
Higo
   Fig
Huachinango
   Red Snapper
Huevos
   Eggs
Higado
   Liver
Jamon
   Ham
Jugo de Naranja
   Orange Juice
Jurel
   Yellowtail
Langosta
   Lobster
Leche
   Milk
Lechuga
   Lettuce
Legumbres
   Vegetables
Lengua
   Tongue
Lenguado
   Flounder or Sole
LimAn
   Lime or Lemon
Maiz
   Corn off the Cob
Mantequilla
   Butter
Manzana
   Apple
Mariscos
   Shellfish
Mayonesa
   Mayonaise
MelAn
   Melon
Miel
   Honey
Mostaza
   Mustard
Nachos
   Corn tortilla chips covered with melted cheese.
Naranja
   Orange
Nopales
   "young" leaves of the Prickly Pear Cactus
Nueces
   Nuts
Nuez de Castilla
   Walnuts
Ostiones
   Oysters
Paleta
   Flavored Ice on a Stick
Pan
   Bread
Pan Dulce
   Sweet Bread
Papas
   Potatoes
ParejAl
   Parsley
Pargo
   Snapper
Pastel
   Cake
Pato
   Duck
Pavo
   Turkey
Pay
   Pie
Pepino
   Cucumber
Pescado
   Fish
Pez Espada
   Swordfish
Pico de Gallo
   A chunky, fresh vegetable salsa made from diced tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapenos, and lime juice.
Pimienta
   Pepper
PiAa
   Pineapple
PlAtano
   Banana
Pollo
   Chicken
Postres
   Desserts
Puerco
   Pork
Quesadillas
   Folded and grilled flour tortillas stuffed with melted cheese. Often served as a mild appetizer with beans, salsa, guacamole, or sour cream. Can also be prepared with chicken or steak.
Queso
   Cheese
Refrescos
   Soft Drinks
Repollo
   Cabbage
Ron
   Rum
RAbano
   Radish
Sal
   Salt
Salchicha
   Sausage
Salsa
   A sauce mixed with tomatoes, onions, chili, and cilantro. Traditionally served as a side dip to most Mexican dishes.
Salsa verde
   Green sauce
SandAa
   Watermelon
Soft Taco
   A warm soft flour tortilla filled with seasoned beef, shredded lettuce and grated cheese. Commonly topped with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Sopa
   Soup
Steak Fajitas
   Warm soft flour tortillas served with grilled marinated steak, roasted onions and peppers, tomatoes, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, seasoned rice, and fajita sauce.
Tamale
   A flavorful corn husk stuffed with chicken or shredded beef. Smothered with cheese and a red chili sauce.
Taquitos
   Rolled crispy deep-fried corn tortillas filled with meat.
Ternera
   Veal
TiburAn
   Shark
Tocino
   Bacon (sometimes salted pork)
Tomate
   Tomato
Toronja
   Grapefruit
Tortas
   Large Mexican sandwich rolls often filled with generous servings.
Tortilla
   A flat round bread made from flour. The staple bread of Mexico. Tortillas are rolled and baked for enchiladas and burritos, warmed for fajitas, fried for tacos and chimichangas, and grilled for quesadillas.
Tostada
   A thin, flat, crispy, corn tortilla layered with ground beef or shredded chicken, lettuce, diced tomato, and melted cheese. Usually loaded with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
TA Caliente
   Hot Tea
TA Helado
   Iced Tea
Uvas
   Grapes
Vainilla
   Vanilla
Veggie Fajitas
   Warm soft flour tortillas served with roasted onions and peppers, tomatoes, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, seasoned rice, and fajita sauce.
Vino Blanco
   White Wine
Vino Rosado
   Rose Wine
Vino Tinto
   Red Wine
Vino de ChampaAa
   Champagne
Zanahoria
   Carrot
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