Mexico: favorite local dishes 2018

Tacos were the preferred local dish in Mexico in 2018, with 28.3 percent of respondents choosing tacos as their favorite Mexican food. Quesadillas were also popular, with more than 14 percent of respondents preferring them over other dishes. In 2016, Mexican food, and taco and tortas restaurants accounted for 55 percent of restaurants in the country.

Favorite local dishes in Mexico in 2018

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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

January 10 and 11, 2018

Number of respondents

601 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The question was presented as follows:" Of the list of dishes that I will mention, tell me what do you prefer to eat?"
* Tortilla filled with cheese.
** Type of thick flatbread made of corn with toppings on top.
*** Corn based pastry filled with toppings.

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