Mexican Food in Pereira

Good Mexican food outside of Mexico and the USA is tough to find, but in Pereira, they do it right. If you’re craving Mexican food, I can recommend two great places.

 

María la Mexicana

If you want Mexican comfort food like tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, and soups, you have to visit María la Mexicana. It’s owned by a Mexican woman and the food is incredible.

María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

María la Mexicana

The enchiladas are exactly how I would expect them to be, and the tacos, burritos, and flautas were also excellent.

Enchiladas Mexicanas at María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Enchiladas Mexicanas

Flautas at María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Flautas

The filling Sopa Azteca makes a very good meal or, as a half order, a nice complement to any meal. It’s perfectly spiced and full of flavor.

Sopa Azteca at María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Sopa Azteca

Other recommended dishes include molcajete albañil and a volcán. The molcajete comes served in a volcanic rock bowl with four corn tortillas.

Molcajete albañil at María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Molcajete albañil

Volcán at María la Mexicana in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Volcán

 

Esto es Méxyco

Esto es Méxyco is the other restaurant. They offer a more modern twist to the Mexican cuisine you’re used to. They have a taco bar but also serve dishes big enough for two, mostly a mix of meats and melted cheese, with tortillas. Service is great and so is the food, but I prefer María la Mexicana by far.

Esto es Méxyco in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

Esto es Méxyco

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