Mexico has a style of food known as Mexican cuisine. Its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and variety of ingredients make it special. It differs from region to region. It is based on ancient traditions, combined with culinary trends introduced by Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese.
Mexican Restaurants can be found all over the world, but just a few use authentic techniques and ingredients. In the United States, a couple variations exist, on the authentic model:
- Tex-Mex, the most common American variation of Mexican cuisine, is influenced greatly by the Tejano affinity for spices and tortillas; the common dishes are fajitas, and tacos.
- Californian Mexican cuisine generally refers to burritos and especially eclectic versions on the food.