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Mexican Foods

Name these foods and beverages associated with Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.
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Last updated: September 16, 2014
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Description
Answer
Folded tortilla with fillings
Taco
Large tortilla wrapped completely
around fillings
Burrito
The above, deep-fried
Chimichanga
Spanish sausage
Chorizo
Mexico's most famous hot pepper
Jalapeño
Raw fish cured in citrus juices
Ceviche
Brown sauce made with chilis
and chocolate
Mole
Literally, rice with chicken
Arroz con Pollo
Tube-shaped deep-fried dough
Churro
Soup made with tripe
Menudo
Description
Answer
Mexican sandwich
Torta
Dip made with avocados
Guacamole
Cornmeal with fillings
wrapped in a leaf
Tamale
Doughy tortilla, fried and stuffed.
Its name means "little fat one"
Gordita
Breakfast eggs served on tortillas
Huevos Rancheros
Tortilla chips and melted cheese
Nachos
Liquor made from agave
Tequila
Small, tightly-rolled tortilla,
stuffed and fried
Taquito or Flauta
Beef tongue
Lengua
43 Comments
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Level 84
May 27, 2014
Ehhhh. "Small, tightly-rolled tortilla, stuffed and fried" in Mexico isn't "Taquito"; it's either a "Taco dorado" ('golden taco', due to their color after fried) or a "Flauta" ('flute', in spanish). We use "Taquito" to refer normal tacos in an "affectionate" way.
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Level 37
Sep 16, 2014
I was thinking flauta as well.
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2014
Si...it is flauta
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2014
Yup, flauta is definitely the more authentic name for this thing. Also, in Spanish, the singular of "tamales" is "tamal". And you should accept "mezcal" for the tequila answer because mezcal is liquor made from agave, whereas tequila is a *specific kind* of mezcal made from a particular cultivar of blue agave from a certain region, kinda like how cognac is a kind of brandy.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2014
I tried mescal first.
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2024
Tequila is liquor made from blue agave specifically, while mezcal is made from a different kind of agave, maguey. Maybe the question could specify blue agave?
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Level 62
Mar 21, 2024
I also support accepting "tamal," as the proper Spanish singular of tamales.
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Level ∞
Sep 16, 2014
Flauta will work now.
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Level 48
May 28, 2014
Tongue = tongue. Well, I feel stupid.
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Level 48
Jun 2, 2014
Agree flauta should be accepted.
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Level 76
Jul 14, 2014
Could you also accept "nachoes"? I thought a word ending in a vowel would always get an -es plural, but with this word borrowed from Spanish that's not so!
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Level ∞
Sep 16, 2014
Sure - just in case Dan Quayle comes by the site.
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Level 63
Sep 16, 2014
I am quite pleased to see this joke still relevant 22 years on.
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Level 89
Feb 7, 2020
I'm glad to see a new twist on it. I didn't even see it coming.
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2014
Dude. "Nachoes" is not a word. Every rule has exceptions.
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Level 90
Sep 16, 2014
mole means sauce (like guacamole is guaca=avocado + mole=sauce). the more correct answer for "sauce made with chilis and chocolate" would be "mole poblano"
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2022
Salsa means sauce. Moles are chilis plus various solids ground up and added to a broth. Mole de olla, for example is a soup.
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Level 75
Sep 16, 2014
Beef tongue and tripe soup - yum
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Level 82
Sep 16, 2014
Tripe is disgusting. The surest way ever to ruin a good bowl of Pho. :P
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2014
Tripe is really good in soup, especially in menudo and pho, but that's just my opinion. If you don't like tripe, try pozole. It's like menudo with the hominy and all, but it doesn't have tripe...usually it has pork.
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2014
No chilaquiles or migas for "Breakfast eggs served on tortillas"?
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Level 57
Sep 16, 2014
I thought Migas as well for that one. Huevos Rancheros, to me, has to have a "ranchero sauce" component.
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2014
I thought chilaquiles as well!
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2014
Ceviche, Chorizo and Arroz con Pollo are not Mexican. They're Peruvian, Spanish and Puerto Rican.
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Level 52
Sep 18, 2014
We do not make them the same way; so, yes, in their own style they are Mexican.
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Level 22
Jan 2, 2016
No Ceviche is originally from Peru... Therefore Ceviche is not Mexican.. I'm sure Mexicans make Pizza and Burgers their way but doesn't make it Mexican.
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Level 68
Sep 17, 2014
Now I'm hungry
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2014
All the same, all unhealthy.
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Level 36
Mar 19, 2021
-the guy who only eats hamburgers and fries
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2015
I am Mexican and I got 15 only, I think this quiz is made for TexMex people. No drama!
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Level 32
Jul 23, 2017
Churros are Spanish...trust me I'm half spanish
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Level 70
Aug 29, 2017
I thought chimichangas refers to the tacos with hard fried shells popular in the United States.
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Level 39
May 22, 2018
It does not accept nacho, only nachos
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Level 85
Aug 20, 2018
Chips and melted cheese, I kept trying chips and queso, queso and chips, queso. I have never had nachos with just melted cheese and never even considered that for an answer.
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Level 89
Feb 7, 2020
Typical U.S. Mexican restaurants feature basically one thing renamed 100 different ways.
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2020
Torta means cake. It does not mean sandwich in any country I have lived in.
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Level 58
Jan 29, 2021
es un test de Mexico estupida, no de Argentina o españa
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Level 65
Feb 19, 2021
Ooye tranquilo viejo
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Level 25
Mar 11, 2021
in mexico, torta is a sandwich largo y pastel es cake
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Level 81
Feb 26, 2022
The singular of tamales is tamal.
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Level 33
Jun 13, 2022
This looks more like a TexMex quiz
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2022
I'm pretty sure ceviche is Peruvian, not Mexican.
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Level 84
Nov 17, 2023
Was expecting quesadillas