The typical cuisine of this area is a mix of pre-Hispanic and Spanish influences, similar to the rest of Mexico, but dishes here have very particular and special flavors which are made with their own techniques.
One of the most traditional dishes is called “birria”. This is made with goat or lamb meat cooked in a spicy sauce seasoned with chili peppers, ginger, cumin, black pepper, oregano and cloves. The traditional way of preparing birria is to roast the meat and spices wrapped in a leaf from the plant of “maguey”. It is served with minced onion, limes and tortillas, in a plate that looks like a bowl.
- Beef with red sauce
- Menudo ( classic soup)
- Pork in green sauce
- Picadillo (a seasoned beef dish)
- Pollo pibil