Friday Five : Mexican food

I am linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What, and Mar at Mar on the Run for this week’s Friday Five, which is a theme related to food & beverage.


Since I am in Mexico City this week, I have taken full advantage of the culinary options here and eaten all the food. It has been amazing. So I thought I would share just a few of the things I discovered, enjoyed, sampled or avoided !

#1 LOVED : Quesadillas. Filled with mushrooms, cheese or veggies.

quesadilla appetizer quesadillas2

#2 LOVED : Tortilla soup & guacamole (in the background with some crumbled cheese on it).

soup and guac

#3 LOVED : Watching tortillas be made. Roll the dough, press, work the dough again, press, put on the grill.

tortilla1 tortilla2 tortilla3 tortilla4


#4 DID NOT TRY : Tequilla ! I do not drink hard liquor, but I was impressed by the margaritas and sheer varieties of the local drink.


#5 HARD TO AVOID : Carbs & fried food.There are so many carbs between the tortillas, rice, beans…. and many of food is fried. Unfortunately, this results in many people being overweight.

I made sure to try everything, but was careful with the peppers …when I say they can be very spicy, it is an understatement. And I like spicy food !

What is your favorite Mexican dish ?

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Comments: 17

  1. Sherry March 11, 2016 at 6:14 am Reply

    Looking at that food makes me hungry. Love Mexican food, from soft tacos, burritos, arroz con pollo, and quesadillas!
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 11, 2016 at 11:53 am Reply

      It was so good !

  2. Coco March 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm Reply

    Yummy! I’d skip the tequila too, but I might try a margarita!
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  3. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness March 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm Reply

    The only thing I remember eating in Mexico was guacamole! I do like tortilla soup so I would have liked that. Have fun!

  4. Erika @ MCM Mama Runs March 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm Reply

    I love tortilla soup! I eat pretty much anything Mexican (or really any of that style of food). It’s all yummy.
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  5. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy March 11, 2016 at 1:39 pm Reply

    That’s one thing we really miss about not being in TX — we loved Tex-Mex, which is different from traditional Mexican.

    So many things I miss! Quesadillas for sure. Migas.
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  6. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home March 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm Reply

    I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Rick Bayless, but he grew up in Mexico City and has an amazing restaurant in Chicago. The food is inspired by the Mexican City treats like you featured in this post. Yummmmmm
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 12, 2016 at 2:30 am Reply

      No, have not heard of him, but it is possible that I could come to Chicago one day for work, so if I do, I will put this at the top of my list.

  7. I am all about the guacamole on everything! Hope you are enjoying your trip
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  8. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC March 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Yum that all looks amazing! Hope you are having a great trip!
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 12, 2016 at 2:29 am Reply

      It was a great trip, though I didn’t see too much with work.

  9. Megan @ Meg Go Run March 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Looks so yummy! I love Mexican food. Happy Friday!
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  10. Chaitali March 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm Reply

    That all looks so delicious! Freshly made tortillas are amazing. And I love guacamole, but Mike is allergic to avocados so I don’t get to eat it that much.
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 12, 2016 at 2:28 am Reply

      I could eat avocado every day. LOVE IT.

  11. Debbie @ Deb Runs March 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply

    I would definitely have to try a margarita in Mexico! I also think it would be cool to compare their authentic food with what we Americans think is Mexican food.
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    • Karen - Fit in France March 12, 2016 at 2:27 am Reply

      Actually it was pretty similar. I was surprised !

  12. Pam and Christine March 11, 2016 at 9:04 pm Reply

    I just ate leftovers for lunch from our local Mexican restaurant, otherwise I wold be drooling over your post. I always have tortillas on hand to fill up for a quick and easy meal.
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