The following is a list of dishes found in Mexico.
- Ancas de Rana al Mojo de Ajo
- Albóndigas, Mexican meatballs
- Arroz con camarones
- Arroz con pollo
- Bistec a la Mexicana
- Bistec picado
- Caldo, soup, (generally considered an entree rather than an appetizer) which has many variations, such as:
- caldo de pollo, chicken soup
- caldo de res, beef soup
- caldo de queso, cheese soup
- caldo de camaron shrimp soup, typically made from dried shrimp
- carne en su jugo, meat and beans in a meat broth
- caldo de mariscos, seafood soup, similar to the Italian dish zuppa di pesce. Popularly known as an aphrodisiac
- caldo tlalpeño, chicken and vegetable soup with chickpeas, carrot, green beans, chopped avocado, white cheese, and a chipotle chile pepper
- Camarones al Mojo de Ajo
- Carne asada, grilled beef
- Carne guisada, stewed beef in spiced gravy
- Carne Tampiqueña, Tampico-style of carne asada that is usually accompanied by a small portion of enchiladas (or chilaquiles), refried beans, and a vegetable (often rajas; grilled slices of Poblano peppers).
Snacks (botanas) and side dishes
Hot bowl of champurrado
as served at a Mexican breakfast
Desserts and sweets
A piece of sugary pan de muerto.
Mexico's candy and bakery sweets industry, centered in Michoacán and Mexico City, produces a wide array of products.
- Arroz con leche, rice with milk and sugar
- Carlota de limón
- Chongos zamoranos, a milk candy named for its place of origin, Zamora, Michoacán.
- Dulce de leche
- Ice cream. Pancho Villa was noted as a devotee of ice cream. The Mexican ice cream industry is centered in the state of Michoacán; most ice cream stands in Mexico are dubbed La Michoacana as a tribute to Michoacán's acknowledged leadership in the production of this product.
- Jarritos (spicy tamarindo candy in a tiny pot), as well as a brand of soda
- Pan de Acambaro (Acambaro bread), named for its town of origin, Acambaro, Guanajuato. Very similar to Jewish Challah bread, which may have inspired its creation.
- Pan dulce, sweet pastries in many shapes and sizes that are very popular for breakfast. Nearly every Mexican town has a bakery (panaderia) where these can purchased.
- Pan de muerto, sugar covered pieces of bread traditionally eaten at the Día de muertos festivity.
- Paletas, popsicles (or ice lollies), the street popsicle vendor is a noted fixture of Mexico's urban landscape.
- Pastel de queso, cheesecake
- Pastel de tres leches (Three Milk Cake)
- Rosca de reyes,
Gorditas de azucar
- Tacuarines, Biscochos, or Coricos