Mexican food would not be as unique without the menagerie of spices that give it flavor and substance. Any Mexican restaurant that serves even halfway decent cuisine plays around with spices to optimize flavor. Keep reading to learn about some of the most popular spices used to put the kick into your favorite Mexican dishes:
This tangy vegetable is used in practically every aspect of Mexican cooking. From salsa to seasoning, garlic adds texture and pow to a meal. Many of the best taco and burrito recipes include at least a little bit of garlic to give the taste buds a little something more. Garlic enhances the already great tastes and throws the meal into a new kind of deliciousness.
This spicy seasoning is added to a variety of meals on the menu at a Mexican restaurant to bring the heat. Even milder options use chili powder to present an extra dimension to the flavor. Chili powder is often used to season meat and sauces but it is even sometimes used in salsa.
This ancient spice is added to beans to optimize flavor. It also helps to decrease the effect that beans have on the stomach, which allows the restaurant patrons to enjoy even more of this important staple of Mexican cuisine.
Cumin seeds bring a unique flavor and smell that is the perfect addition to an already flavorful Mexican meal. It is a key ingredient for many different kinds of soup as well as chili and spicy sauces.
Come to San Francisco’s Pancho Villa Taqueria today to enjoy the combination of all of these spices. Our noteworthy tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are full of the freshest ingredients and the best spices to keep you coming back for more. To learn more about our menu and catering options, check out our website or call (650) 288-0548.