Mexico

Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Mexico.
The Simplest Most Classic Guacamole | https://saltandwind.com

The Simplest Most Classic Guacamole

Sure, we could go forever and a day jazzing up our guacamole (adding in charred corn! fresh goat cheese! tons of herbs! mango!) but most of the time we keep it super simple. Like a well-executed margarita, we believe good guacamole doesn't really need anything more than really good quality avos, ...

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Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Guava Mezcal Mule Cocktail

There's a liquor store in Baja California that might just have the best Mexican liquor selection I've ever seen. I'd tell you where it is but I've been sworn to secrecy by the friend who first showed me the place. What I can tell you is I make sure to buy my 1L worth of alcohol and I bring back a...

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Papaya Mango Frozen Margarita Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Papaya Mango Frozen Margarita Cocktail Recipe

When it comes to team frozen margarita versus team rocks margarita, we pledge our allegiance to the margarita on the rocks flag. But if we were going to change our allegiance, this Papaya Mango Frozen Margarita just might do it. 

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Classic Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Classic Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe

As team Salt & Wind, we see eye-to-eye on most things; really, there are few things that divide us. But, of those things, nothing divdes us as much as how to make a classic Cadillac Margarita Cocktail!

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Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos  | https://saltandwind.com

Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos

This weekend Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos is where it's at. This a perfect recipe in that they're super easy to make but elegant enough to be from a restaurant. Which is likely because these Zucchini Rajas Salmon Tacos are highly inspired by the Sopa de Crema dish at Taco Maria restaurant. The recipe reflects the restaurant because Taco Maria is pretty unassuming when you first walk in but a few bites and it'll knock your calcetines off (see what I did there?).

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Charred Jalapeño And Carrot Margarita Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Charred Jalapeño And Carrot Margarita Cocktail

Baja California, I've got a thing for you. We've hung out a fair amount and made some good memories. Like that time I had beginners luck and caught a marlin within 1 hour of setting sail? Or that time I off-roaded for 45 minutes all in the name of a meal and then came across Flora Farms? That's where I first came across the idea of a Carrot Margarita: like a pressed juice gone rogue and totally worth every bit of effort. 

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Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa | https://saltandwind.com

Papalote-Inspired Roasted Tomato Salsa

We did it — we cracked the code. True it was years ago but I still do a little victory dance everytime I think about it. Back when I moved to San Francisco and in the very first days of my life as a recipe tester, my then-boss was obsessed with figuring out how to make the Roasted Tomato Salsa from his favorite taqueria, Papalote.

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Healthy Black Bean, Toasted Quinoa, and Feta Cheese Tacos Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Healthy Black Bean, Toasted Quinoa, and Feta Cheese Tacos Recipe

Things you may not know about me: I've had the same car since I was 16. So, in that old school Mercedes,  there are some awesome artifacts that pop up every once in a while. Things I've found most recently include a Hello Kitty mechanical pencil, a 90s-era scrunchie, that Bob Marley album I had o...

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 Easy Chipotle Chilaquiles Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Easy Chipotle Chilaquiles Recipe

Toasted tortillas tossed in fiery salsa and topped with any and everything from shredded chicken to fried eggs and tons of herbs, what's not to like about chilaquiles?

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Breakfast Churros With Cinnamon Sugar Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Breakfast Churros With Cinnamon Sugar Recipe

The first time I tasted a churro, I was in Los Angeles with a friend and we stopped at a street cart selling Mexican food. The churros were amazing: sweet and sticky, crunchy outside and chewy inside. I had two orders and I made my friend take me to the same cart every day for the rest of my time...

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{Tacos Norteños} Griddled Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

{Tacos Norteños} Griddled Chipotle Chicken Tacos Recipe

On a rainy day down in San Antonio and I tucked into the bustling Rosario's restaurant in search of lunch. Though everyone kept talking up the puffy tacos, I couldn't resist the sound of the toasted, melty Tacos Norteños. There are much more authentic versions of Tacos Norteños out there and these don't bear any resemblance to them, but, whatever you call them, these are delicious.

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Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken Recipe

This recipe is the opposite of ambitious — it's not lazy or uninspired, it's just resourcefulness at its best. This Cilantro Chile Lime Chicken came about because I wanted a super simple, quick-ish way to roast a whole chicken with flavors that could go with all my favorite foods.

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Mexican Coffee Affogato Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Mexican Coffee Affogato Recipe

A twist on classic Mexican cafe de olla here the flavors of that coffee drink are made with espresso and poured over ice cream for a twist on the classic Italian affogato

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Baby Potato Bites With Chorizo | https://saltandwind.com

Baby Potato Bites With Chorizo

These Baby Potato Bites with Chorizo are by no means diet food but I like keeping them small so you can eat a lot without having to commit to any one thing (perfect for a tailgate or a potluck). Though, let's be real, most of the time, I sit in front of a tray of these guys and swipe them through...

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Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Shrimp Cocktail With Avocado and Cucumber Recipe

In L.A. your car is your own private world.

Never mind that anyone can peer right into that private world anytime they roll up next to you at at stoplight, we Angelenos become oblivious to the outside world so we do all sorts of  forms of living in our cars from false eyelash application and hair...

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Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad | https://saltandwind.com

Los Cabos Mexican Summer Salad

We could all use a little more Mexico in our lives. Its bold colors, warm hospitality, and lilting breezes, and the food — let’s not forget about the comforting complexity that is Mexican food. So, I took a vacation with my family down in Los Cabos, Mexico. Though I’d like to say I ate healthy, I more or less acted like a sloth. But if I were being healthy? I would have eaten something like this salad — all the flavors of Mexico toasted and roasted and tossed together but a far cry from a chain-restaurant tostada. 

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The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas | https://saltandwind.com

The Best Places To Eat In Cabo San Lucas

Yes, it's a super touristy place but that doesn't mean there isn't a lot to love about Cabo San Lucas. Here are some of my favorite places to lounge, drink, and dine in Los Cabos.

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