The heart of Mexico, Guanajuato is a unique destination filled with impressive architecture, charming museums and beautiful artwork. It's a colorful place with friendly people and pleasant weather throughout the year.
In addition, the region has amazing food options. Here are a few to try if you find yourself traveling to Guanajuato in the near future:
This authentic Mexican dish is often found on the streets for people to grab as a quick snack or meal. The steamed dough can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables or anything your taste buds desire at that moment. They are then seasoned to taste-spicy or salty or sweet!
These are only one of the many options for street foods in Guanajuato.
Another popular street food in this area is the gordita. It's a cornflower pocket with barbequed or fried meat and cheese stuffed inside.
After it's filled with everything you want, it is lightly fried to perfection, merging the flavors of everything inside together. Vegetarian options sometimes include beans or eggs.
Although it is not a coastal town, many restaurants in Guanajuato bring in fresh seafood to serve their guests. The shrimp cocktails will be fresh and recently brought in from the coast. This is perfect to eat for a light lunch or to have as a snack with a beer in the afternoon.
There is no shortage of sweets in Guanajuato. Charamuscas, churros and of course ice cream-the state is famous for its milk. You'll be able to easily satisfy your sweet tooth when traveling to this area. It's also not uncommon for the people here to have a lightly sweetened baked bread with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee for breakfast.
These foods can easily be found on your own while touring the state and trying the different restaurants. However, a food tour is also a great way to let your taste buds explore the new cuisine. The local guides are sure to take you to all the best spots.
Taking a food tour at the beginning of your trip allows for you to choose your favorite foods and plan to have them again at some point throughout your stay.
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