Oaxacan Red Chile Enchiladas (Enchiladas de Chile Ajo)
Oaxacan Red Chile Enchiladas (Enchiladas de Chile Ajo). Todd Coleman

Mexico’s vast and varied menu includes both regional specialties and dishes like guacamole and carne asada that have transcended geography to become widely-loved classics. The recipes that follow were gathered on our travels to Mexico over the last year or shared by the Mexican chefs who were our trusted guides, including Iliana de la Vega, Hugo and Ruben Ortega, and Roberto Santibañez.

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