Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Mexican Food Desserts at XOC Tequila Grill
Ask random people to list their favorite Mexican dishes and they will likely include tacos, fajitas, burritos, chimichangas, and many other dishes that are already a staple in TexMex and fusion bistros. The Mexican desserts menu in many of these restaurants, however, is quite limited, giving diners just a small sampling of the world of flavors that Mexican food desserts bring. There is so much more to Mexican desserts than flans, sopapillas, churros, and fried ice cream. You certainly don’t have to limit yourself to the same dessert repertoire.
From cakes and puddings to cookies, chocolates, and fruits, there is no shortage of sugary treats to satisfy your sweet tooth in a typical Mexican home—and the same full-on Mexican dining experience is exactly what you should look for whenever going out for a Mexican lunch or dinner. Like many other dishes of Latin American descent, Mexican food desserts also have a rich origin story that date way back the pre-Spanish conquest to Mexico’s Aztec empire. During this time, food in Mexico was either eaten raw or is broiled/boiled/steamed. Greasy fried food didn’t come until Spanish conquistadors imported pigs. Traditional Mexican desserts that many have grown to love actually originate from early Spanish recipes that are made using native Mexican cooking methods and tools.
Mexican food desserts are served as the last course of a traditional comida (main meal of the day). It is not uncommon to see custards, puddings, or cooked fruit dishes in a Mexican desserts menu, complemented by coffee or some fresh fruit. Mexican desserts are also typically eaten at different times during the day. Cookies, fruit, and sweet rolls, for instance, are popular breakfast foods, while cakes and atole (corn porridge), hot chocolate, and custard are also commonly taken as afternoon snacks.
Mexican food desserts come in many forms and their names tell a lot about what you can expect from each. The term “dulce,” for example, means sweet, and is often used as a prefix for many pudding-based dishes, such as Dulce de Pan, which translates to bread budding. Many pudding recipes pair well with sweet wines—something you won’t miss when visiting XOC Tequila Grill. If you crave for some helado (ice cream or sorbet), XOC also offers an original recipe chocolate lava cake, served hot a la mode with tasty vanilla ice cream. Other must haves from XOC’s Mexican desserts menu include the classic flan, crepas con cajeta, tres leches, and a hearty dessert platter of crepes, churros, and flan.