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The Most Popular Mexican Food Dishes In America

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Americans love Mexican food dishes - fortunately for residents of South Florida, Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill offers several authentic favorites. Paired with a delicious margarita and happy hour specials, there’s something great being served every day.

If you’re ever stuck on what to order, here’s the most popular dishes served in Mexican restaurants across the country:


One of the most popular Mexican breakfast dishes, these tortillas can be toasted or fried and soaked in a hot red or green sauce. It’s then topped with a meat of your choice (usually chicken or beef), chorizo, and an egg served scrambled or sunny side up. Topped with fresh cheese and sliced onion, this dish is a favorite for good reason.

Huevos Rancheros (Ranch Eggs)

Another fantastic breakfast option made with two fried corn tortillas, topped with a sunny side-up egg or fried beans. It’s even better when served with hot sauce and coriander.

Machaca (Shredded Dried Beef)

Most popular in northern Mexico, this versatile dish can be eaten inside a taco, stuffed in a burrito, or mixed in with a stew, served with rice or beans as a tasty side dish. Dried beef can pair with almost any other Mexican dish.

Discada (Plow Disc BBQ)

A meat lover's favorite! Discada has everything: sausage, bacon, ham, ground beef, and jalapenos. The seasonings are what make this dish memorable: rosemary, black pepper, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, and even dark beer. Slow-cooked on a plow disc, it’s a traditional meal that serves a large group of people. Perfect for parties or family reunions.


What’s a Mexican restaurant without tacos? By far Mexico’s most beloved dish, tacos are an art form at this point. They can be filled with numerous fillings, from beef to chicken to fish. Add cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got a real work of perfection.


A very close follow-up to tacos, burritos are a beloved Mexican food dish staple. Fill your rolled flour tortilla with whatever you want, from meat to rice to beans to veggies. Don’t forget the cheese and salsa!

Pozole de Pollo o Guajolote (Chicken Or Wild Turkey Stew)

This dish can be served with green, red, or white pozole or seafood. It’s most commonly served red or green and is as filling and comforting as it is delicious.


One of the most iconic Mexican food dishes in existence, this special meal is centuries old and keeps getting better with age. Tamales are corn leaves stuffed with stew, typically made from chicken or pork, mixed with salsa and cheese.


The creative possibilities with quesadillas are endless, but typically these tortillas are stuffed with cheese and some sort of meat, then grilled and served hot. Pairs well with sour cream and fresh salsa.

Your Favorite Mexican Restaurant In South Florida

Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill is one of Fort Lauderdale’s popular Mexican restaurants. Our family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for a special meal after a long work week, a night out with friends, or the perfect party spot for your special event.

Our margaritas are just as loved as our authentic Mexican food dishes. If you’ve got a craving for a taco and tequila, check out our happy hour specials for the best value. Call us today at (954) 938-4473 to make a reservation or ask about our catering.

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