Mexican Food

The truth about mexican food: chiles, corn, agave. All natural, full of flavor, not necessarily spicy, many times vegan and always gluten-free. Authentic traditional mexican food or contemporary cooking with mexican ingredients.

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Tortitas de Verduras

Veggie Burgers

Berlin, 16.04.2016

Tortitas may be the Spanish word for burgers or in German boullete. The most common in Mexico are the tortitas de papa (potatoes) but you can made tortillas of many things and this time I cook veggie tortitas with red wine at Maria´s place.

Read more... Veggie Burgers with Guajillo Chili Salsa and Red Wine


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Food Culture in Mexico: which meal at which time?

Berlin, 13.03.2016

One of the first things you start missing when you migrate to a foreign country is food. For example, even when German people would love food in Latin America, they will always be missing black bread and they might have trouble eating a traditional Mexican breakfast. This is because the food we eat and how and when we eat them play a significant role in defining our culture.

Read more... Dinner with Mezcal. Quesadillas in Metepec, Estado de México
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The classic Sunday-Tacos -Taquería Chaparro in Berlin (part 2)

Berlin, 11.03.2016

Carnitas and Barbacoa are two kinds of tacos very popular in Mexico City. You would find Carnitas mostly in street-food stands all over the Metropolis nearly every day. Barbacoa, usually sheep meat, is more a weekend kind of food. In Berlin, you can enjoy these tacos (but also as a torta or burrito) in Chaparro-Restaurant on the Wiener Strasse in Kreuzberg.

Read more... Tacos de papa con chorizo in Berlin, taqueria chaparro
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Quesadillas and Salsa Pico de Gallo, a classic in Mexican food culture

Berlin, 06.03.2016

Mexican people eat quesadillas and salsa Pico de gallo anytime, breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner if you want to eat light. Warm up a tortilla, fill it with cheese and let it melt. Now you just need a sauce to experiment a savory combination, for that we make Pico de Gallo this time.

Read more... Salsa Pico de Gallo
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Salsa Macha: Morita Chili & Garlic

Berlin, 04.03.2016

In Mexico, we usually use green or red tomato and onions to prepare Salsas (sauces in English). However, there are always some exceptions and here is one. If you love garlic and spicy food, then you better try this Mexican Salsa recipe with Morita Chili Pepper.

Read more... Salsa aus Chili-Morita und Knoblauch
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Salsa Pico de Gallo

a classic in the mexican cuisine

Berlin, 02.03.2016

In Mexico, we call it salsa but it looks more like a Salad, and you will find it very often on the table of restaurants and street-food stands all over the country. However, the ingredients used to make this traditional Mexican salsa can vary from one region to another.

Read more... Salsa Pico de Gallo and tortilla chip
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Tacos de Alambre

Beef and Bell Pepper Tacos

Berlin, 01.03.2016

Beef, Bell Pepper, Onion and Cheese in a corn tortilla. This is one of the most famous Tacos you could find in Mexico; there is almost no Taquería which does not offer this kind of tacos. You can easily make these tacos at home, here my recipe.

Read more... Tacos de Alambre or Beef Pepper Tacos


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Tacos de Carnitas a la Alemana

German pork tacos with Salsa Roja

Berlin, 28.02.2016

Tacos de carnitas is for me the classic brunch or breakfast on the weekend. You will find this dish on the menu of plenty of restaurants around the country, but it is even easier to eat it on the streets. Living in Berlin there is little chance to eat this, so I´ve adapted a German dish to make myself Tacos de Carnitas, the German version of it.

Read more... Tacos de Carnitas
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Mexican Pasta Salad with Spinach and Pasilla Chili Dressing

Berlin, 16.02.2016

I believe that salad is the perfect food for lunch, light, healthy but most important very fast to prepare. You can also diversify your salad very easy so you never get bored. Select some veggies, Als Mittagessen esse ich oft eine Kombination aus Salat, Pasta, etwas Gemüse, Feta-Käse und Olivenöl. Die ganze Zubereitung braucht nicht länger als 15 Minuten. Etwas gesünder als Döner & Pizza ist es nebenbei auch noch.

Read more... Spinat Salat mit Pasta und Pasilla Dressing
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Taquería Chaparro Berlin

taco, torta o burrito?

Berlin, 15.02.2016

Mexican food can be very complex, all over the country there are so many different styles and combinations which require lots of patience and precision when cooking. However, if you know what mexican food is about you don't need to be so complex to offer great mexican food and that's what Chaparro offers.

Read more... Quesadillas bei Taquería Chaparro
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Burrito Pasillado

The authentic mexican Burrito

Berlin, 13.02.2016

Burritos come from north Mexico and actually it was very hard to find them somewhere else in the country. 15 years ago I saw the first Burrito Bar in Mexico City and every time I come back to this place I keep ordering this Burrito so now that I live in Berlin it was time to make my own version of this burrito.

Read more... Burrito Pasillado
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Guajillo-Shrimp Tacos

Berlin, 08.02.2016

Open a bottle of wine, make some Guacamole and get ready to cook some shrimp tacos. Chop all the veggies with some guajillo chili and cook it along with the shrimps. Add some white wine at the end and in 30 minutes you have some tasty fusion Mexican shrimp tacos.

Read more... Mexican Guajillo Shrimp Tacos


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Huevos Griegos a la Mexicana

Greek Omelette Mexican Style

Berlin, 21.01.2016

My sister came up with this easy, fast and tasty omelette recipe. Made in Greece by a Mexican, Feta-Cheese-Omelette mexican style.

Read more... Feta cheese and oregan
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Tacos de Huevo con Chorizo

Eggs with chorizo

Berlin, 18.01.2016

This recipe is a traditional breakfast in Mexico, quite popular in Toluca city located in the State of Mexico. Eggs and chorizo tacos. I prefer to use corn tortilla but some people prefer flour tortillas, you may choose.

Read more... Tacos de Huevo con Chorizo
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Guacamole con Tortillas Tostadas

a mexican classic

Berlin, 13.01.2016

Guacamoles is most probably the most popular and beloved Mexican recipes worldwide which unlike Nachos or Chili con Carne, Guacamole is 100% authentic Mexican food.

Read more... Guacamole Mexican classic