Welcome to the world of Mexican cuisine! A culinary journey through centuries of evolution, blending and fusion. Mexican cuisine is a story of how traditional ingredients, methods and flavors have been shaped by influences from all over the world. From the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century, to the fusion of African and Asian influences through the transatlantic slave trade and the Manila Galleon trade route, Mexican cuisine has been constantly evolving. The result is a complex and diverse blend of indigenous, European, African, and Asian flavors. When ordering a traditional, authentic Mexican buffet for your team, you will discover the bold and delicious flavors of Mexico, while enjoying classic dishes such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales, mole, and chiles en nogada.
Mexican cuisine is a delicious explosion of complex flavors that will make your taste buds go wild! You can expect to experience a mix of spicy, sweet, sour, and savory flavors all in one meal. The flavors are created by using a variety of spices and ingredients, like cumin, chili powder, and oregano which give a warm and comforting touch to the dishes. The use of lime and cilantro add a bright and lively touch and make them even more delicious. The incorporation of fresh herbs and vegetables such as tomatoes, onions and peppers add a nice crunch and a refreshing taste. There really is something for everyone!
Many traditional Mexican dishes are naturally gluten-free, such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and tamales made with corn tortillas, which are gluten-free. Other gluten-free options that can be included in a Mexican buffet are grilled meats, fish and seafood, as well as fresh salads, salsas, and guacamole.
Nopales are pads of cactus used in Mexican cuisine, they have a unique texture and a mild, slightly tart flavor. They are a very popular protein substitute for vegetarian and vegan dishes. Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup/stew made with hominy, meat, and spices, often served on special occasions Mole is a rich and flavorful sauce made with a combination of ingredients, often served with meats such as chicken or turkey.
Are there vegan and vegetarian options for a traditional, authentic Mexican buffet?
Yes, there are many vegan and vegetarian options for a traditional, authentic Mexican buffet, such as Tofu or vegetable-based tacos, burritos and enchiladas, Mexican-style salads, like ensalada de nopales, salsas, guacamole, refried beans, Mexican rice, grilled vegetables, pozole with vegetable broth and no meat, and vegetable-based soups such as tortilla soup or sopa de verduras.
What goes well with a traditional, authentic Mexican buffet?
Mexican cuisine offers a wide variety of flavorful and delicious side dishes that complement main dishes perfectly. Some examples include guacamole, salsa, refried beans, Mexican rice, Elote, queso fresco, pico de gallo, and plantains. These side dishes are rich in flavor and are an essential part of the Mexican culinary experience. They add a touch of freshness, spiciness, and richness to any meal and are the perfect addition to any main course.
How much should I order?
When ordering a buffet, it's always a good idea to order extra food as guests tend to take more than their fair share. We suggest ordering 10-20% more than the headcount to ensure there is enough for everyone. Keep in mind that proteins can be cut unevenly, which may result in some guests getting larger portions than others. Also, it's recommended to order more buffet-style sides than you think you need as people have different perception of a "full portion"
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