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Mexican Food- Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question, it may already be answered. Or learn something new by browsing through the questions and answers.

Is it a Flauta or a Taquito?
How do you tell the difference between a Flauta and a Taquito?

How to Slice Fajitas
How to slice fajita's so you get tender cuts of meat.

What makes Mexican food authentic?
What does "authentic" Mexican food mean, exactly? If something claims to be authentic, how do you tell if it is or not?

How to Heat Flour Tortillas
A frequently asked question about how to heat tortillas without making them stiff and dry. Check out the answer for softer tortillas.

How Hot is Hot?
A common question regarding chiles. Who decides how hot they are? Are there levels of hot? Find out the answer here.

Do you have to understand Spanish to use a Mexican recipe?
Not necessarily. You can use these methods to translate the recipe.

Chile, Chili or Chilli?
Ever wonder what the correct spelling of this Mexican staple is?

Is Mexican Food Always Spicy?
Does Mexican food always have to be so spicy? Find out the answer here.

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