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Guatemalan VS. Mexican Food

Neighboring countries Mexico and Guatemala share a lot of things in common – but food isn’t one of them. Chapines and Mexicanos have very different ways of making your mouth water.

Tacos Guatemaltecos

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Tacos Mexicanos

Tostadas Guatemaltecas

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Although aso served on a crispy tortilla, las tostadas Chapines get rid of the extras and focus on on the enhancing the good stuff: frijoles refritos, salsa roja, guacamole and queso seco.

Tostadas Mexicanas

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Tamales Guatemaltecos

Tamales Mexicanos

Ceviche Guatemalteco

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Los Chapines are big on shrimp ceviche, but what sets their recipe apart is a hint of peppermint. So fresh.

Ceviche Mexicano

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Mole Guatemalteco

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Chapines have their own version of dark mole. They pour it all over platanos for a sweet treat. It’s almost like a dessert that can pass as a dinner dish. Winning!

Mole Mexicano (Poblano)

Enchiladas Guatemaltecas

Enchiladas Mexicanas

Bueñuelos Guatemaltecos

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These may look like donut holes, but ugh, these are the improved version. Chapines deep fry bits of wheat-based dough making them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, then cover them with honey and call them buñuelos. They’re the bomb.

Buñuelos Mexicanos

Tortillas Guatemaltecas

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Guatemalan tortillas are also corn based, but much much thicker. The real treat is when you find blue ones.

Tortillas Mexicanas

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Chile

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