The cuisine of Chiapas gives us the privilege of tasting authentic flavors of Mexico in a variety of dishes based on the indigenous roots that these lands proudly boast. Enjoying a good meal is part of everyday life in Chiapas. The most important is the mole from Chiapas and the tamales from Chiapas, made with herbs and local spices, such as saffron and holy grass. Each region of Chiapas has a culinary specialty. However, there are dishes that are representative of the entire state since its flavor has gone beyond its borders and its recipes have permeated the taste of Mexicans.
There is food that is distinctive of each region of the state, for example, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, you find rich cold meats like serrano ham and butifarra, the rich cheeses of ball in Ocosingo, and what to say of the corn tamales or tamales of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, as well as its rich pork with mole.
Being a state that is proud to preserve its indigenous roots, the basis of its diet is no exception, so many of its dishes have as main ingredients beans, corn, chickpeas and other legumes and herbs of the region. Proof of this are the tamales de chipilín, which are present in the festivities of Chiapas, especially on the Day of Candlemas, a celebration that takes place throughout the country on February 2.
In Chiapas, handmade sweets are as varied as food. In San Cristóbal sweet and sweet quince are made; in Chiapa de Corzo the famous sights; in Tuxtla Gutiérrez the puxinú, a sweet made with sorghum covered with honey. If you are visiting any of the cities or towns of Chiapas you will find so much variety when it comes to eating, that the decision will be somewhat difficult. Your options will go from a botanero or a canteen in which to buy a drink you will receive different typical appetizers, to trattorias with Italian specialties or restaurants of gourmet Mexican cuisine.
Chiapas coffee farms
Chiapaneco Coffee Farms such as Ireland, Argovia, Hamburg, and Chiripa, are just some of the many that are responsible for producing this aromatic seed, making the state the main supplier of coffee in Mexico. The climatic conditions, the land and the extensive experience of the coffee growers, have made their quality recognized internationally.
If you feel hot, you can refresh yourself with a delicious tascalate or a pozole, two typical drinks made from corn, which can be tasted in their natural flavor or prepared in a special way adding cocoa, milk, horchata, and vanilla. Both are part of the culinary heritage dating from pre-Hispanic times.
The Tamales Chiapanecos are like any good tamale made from corn, in Chiapas, it is prepared in very different ways according to the region visited. But the most famous is the tamales de chipilín, whose knowledge is sweet and very tasty. There are others that are seasoned with condiments which give it a sweet, salty, enchilada or marinated flavor. Some of these are prepared with fruit filling like bananas.