“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.”
If you’re visiting Mexico primarily for its food, you’re in luck because their local cuisine is nothing short of heaven on a plate. Upon arrival, however, you’ll likely immediately become overwhelmed at the sheer volume of restaurant options both for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Although Mexico is known for its street food, and don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of street food options, Cerritos also boasts incredible local restaurants, particularly amidst the Todos Santos area.
Apart from the local Mexican cuisine, you can also expect diverse styles offered on any given street you find yourself on. In short, there’s something here for everyone, you might just need a little guidance to find what you’re looking for!
With that said, below are the best places to eat in Cerritos, Baja, Mexico. We’ll start with breakfast and coffee establishments and work out way through the day until we reach the best restaurants to visit for dinner and date night!
Before we dive into the deliciousness that is Mexican restaurants, let’s first learn a little more about Mexico’s culinary culture, shall we?…
A Quick Guide to Mexican Cuisine
Mexican food is delicious, and that much we know for sure… However, what’s its history? Where does it originate? What are the staples? All great questions worth answering…
For starters, Mexican cuisine dates back centuries before Central America was even yet to be colonized. Where did the locals get their food? By hunting and scavenging for meat and plants. One of the most common plants in the area, of course, just to happened to be the chile pepper.
Throughout the timeline, many influences entered the picture, however, one influence that made the greatest impact on its flavour and approach was Spain.
As for the most popular Mexican food items? Think avocados and guacamole, corn, rice, beans, nachos and tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas, burritos and fajitas, and all things chillies!
In short, Mexican cuisine boasts a rich heritage that deserves an entire article on its own. With that said, if you’re lucky enough to get to experience authentic Mexican food in their homeland, you’ll most certainly enjoy it…