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The 8 Mexican desserts you must try

Within the Aztec country there is a great variety of flavours and traditions that make its gastronomy genuine and known worldwide. 

When we think in the Mexican food, the most common thing that comes to mind is dishes such as tacos, nachos and guacamole. However, there is a section of sweet dishes that make Mexican food very complete. 

Here we can find Mexican desserts, which added to its variety of cocktails, make the gastronomy of the Aztec country one of the most famous, tasty and uniques of the world.

The 8 tastiest Mexican desserts


Made with milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon, this dessert from the city of Guadalajara is one of the best known in Mexico. 

Jericallas or jericayas are a combination of the famous flan recipe and the creme brulée recipe, but with a Mexican twist.



Capirotada is a dessert made with pieces of toasted bread or bolillo, and required nuts, sultanas, grated cheese and piloncillo for its preparation.

This traditional Mexican dessert is famous in cities located in the north of the country such as Nuevo León, Sonora and Coahuila, and also in places outside the nation such as New Mexico in the United States.

Rice pudding

Rice pudding

Rice pudding is a typical dessert in several countries around the world, not only in Mexico. Although this dessert is not considered exclusive to the Aztec country, it is a very important dish in Mexican gastronomy.

It is mainly composed of rice and milk, to which vanilla and cinnamon are added to make it a very tasty dessert.


Buñuelos mexicanos

The buñuelo is a dessert that originated in Spain but was brought to Mexico many years ago. Buñuelos are golden tortillas made from dough (made with water, milk, egg or yeast) with the addition of sugar and cinnamon.

However, in Mexico they are made with lard, and not with olive oil as they were originally made in Spain.

Flan de rompope

Similar to fritters, flan is not a traditional Mexican dessert, although it is very typical in this gastronomy due to its long history.

What makes this recipe characteristic of Mexico is that you can add ingredients such as banana, cheese, corn or cajeta, among others.

Corn bread

This tasty bread originates from Mexico. Pan de elote is a recipe made with corn kernels, egg, baking powder, butter, sugar and flour. 

This dessert has many variations and depending on the city where it is prepared, the ingredients and the presentation, it can change.



As with most Mexican desserts, this one also has hints of Spanish gastronomy. Mexican cocadas are tropicalised thanks to Mexican artisans, who have made it part of their gastronomic culture.

Cocadas are so tasty that they have spread to every region of Latin America, albeit with their own variations.

Tequila-flamed plantains

Originally from the US state of New Orleans, bananas flambéed with tequila have become a signature Mexican dessert.

This dessert has become famous in Mexico thanks to the addition of tequila, one of the most famous drinks in the world and produced by the Aztec country. 

And for you, what is your favourite Mexican dessert? Have we forgotten any of them? Comment and leave us your opinion about these typical Mexican desserts or others that we haven’t mentioned or that you would like us to include in our menu.Remember! At Taqueria de Birra we are experts in tacos and Mexican food since 1989, so if you want to taste some tacos in the purest Mexican style, we invite you to order to take away or come and try them at our premises in C/ Don Pedro, 11 and Plaza de las Comendadoras, 2.

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