A list of 67 Spanish and Mexican popular food names. Arroz Con Leche – Rice Pudding. The Best Mexican Sauce For Fish Recipes on Yummly | Mexican Orange Sauce, Encacahuatado Spicy Peanut Sauce With Chicken, Avocado And Green Tomato Sauce Mexican fishermen also cut out the small muscles on either side of the large round one, for use in caldos and cocktails. Callos de hacha: see almeja, above. Some of these foods are listed as the top ones to have when visiting in country. It is said that the burrito is a mexican dish from Ciudad Juarez, located in the northern mexican state of Chihuahua. Bienmesabe -Sweet Cream Dessert of Almonds, Egg Yolk and Cinnamon. English: Cod This fish is so prevalent in cooking and culture, that it’s even a common last name! Amanida – Local Salad. Bacalao con ajo – Cod in Garlic Dish. Almendras garrapiñadas – Crunchy Almond Sweet. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire occurred in the 16th century. There’s also a cute Latin American saying that goes “¡Chao pescao, bacalao!” (Bye fish, bacalao!) Camarón: shrimp, possibly the most beloved and versatile of Mexico’s many shellfish, sold fresh, from either ocean or river, or dried, either whole or powdered, called camaron seco. which is the equivalent of our “See you later, alligator!”.. Perhaps partly because of the wide availability of the wheat flour tortilla in the US and Canada, or even the fact many burrito restaurants have opened there, this dish has become quite popular in these countries; but it is still uncommon in Mexico itself.