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Incredible and delicious cuisine of Guanajuato

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Have you ever wonder about the great variety of foods you can find in the state of Guanajuato? Visitmexico.com shares the top 5 dishes typical of the region.

If you are one of those individuals that enjoy to experience new restaurants, bars, and cafes, you need to try out some of Guanajuato’s typical platters in one of the many gourmet restaurants in San Miguel de Allende, Mexican food in Guanajuato, a prime steak in León or maybe just an “enchilada” or two in a small “fonda” in Dolores Hidalgo; in any case, you can be sure you will be delighted by the flavor, and the excellent and friendly service.

Guanajuato has many different dishes, from Mexican classics to regional favorites –  enchiladas mineras, cecina, stuffed chilies, flautas, tamales, buñuelos, gorditas, tlacoyos, pork trotters, pacholas guanajuatenses (fried mincemeat), empanadas de carnitas, pan de acámbaro, and fiambre estilo San Miguel de Allende (a mix of beef, chicken and pork) with fruits and vegetables in oil and vinegar.

Local beverages include agua de betabel (a drink combining many ingredients including beets), strawberry liqueur, and the refreshing agua de mezquite.

And for dessert, try the local Irapuato strawberries with cream or caramel jelly. Typical sweets include: Celaya caramel,  jamoncillos, pepitorias, alegrías, las cocadas, and candied strawberries from Irapuato.

Visit the International Cervantes International Festival and International Balloon Festival and taste the charamuscas, Guanajuato mummies made of caramel.


According to Un1on Guanajuato, the following five dishes are the most representative of the Bajío region:



Manitas de puerco (pork hooves) (Image:



Pacholas Guanajuatenses (ground beef)


Fiambre de San Miguel de Allende



Enchiladas mineras



Cajeta de Celaya

Fresas de Irapuato (fresas con crema)

Fresas de Irapuato (fresas con crema) (Google)

Agua de betabel (mejorconsalud.com)

Agua de betabel (mejorconsalud.com)


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