Mexican food is rich in carbs so forget about your diet for a few days! Don’t be surprised to see people having hearty breakfast as, in general, the Mexican eating system goes from largest meal to lightest meal, in contrast to the typical western trend of eating little for breakfast and lots for dinner. A staple of Mexican cuisine, principally in the capital, that’s served exclusively for breakfast on the streets is the “guajalota”, or “torta de tamal” (tamale sandwich). This is a truly Mexican experience, however, if it is really too much for you (after all, the tamale itself is essentially just corn masa dough filled with either meats, cheeses or vegetables), just eat the tamale alone and skip the bread!
The classic alternative is chilaquiles (tortilla chips bathed in either a red or green sauce and topped with chicken or egg, plus crema, onion, and cheese). Again, as is the Mexican way, you might find them served in bread in the form of a torta de chilaquiles. Don’t worry, there are also lighter delicious options to choose from for your breakfast or brunch such as huevos a la mexicana, “huevos rancheros” or “enchiladas”, that usually Mexicans accompany with a fruit salad and a pan dulce. You can find all these yummy food in fondas, markets or breakfast spots.