As in any other aspect of the Mexican culture, gastronomy has very different qualities depending on the geographical area one is talking about. San Luis Potosí is no exception, and its cultural richness is not left in the traditions, but also reaches its representative gastronomy. The potosino cuisine has a great Spanish influence, however, it is also integrated by dishes that indigenous peoples have developed as their own. Below we present some typical dishes of San Luis Potosí that every traveler should try.
These famous and traditional enchiladas are made with a little smaller than normal tortillas and are filled with cheese. You could say that are small patties made with corn, and are ideal for seasons such as Easter, when meat is not consumed. They are bathed in a sauce of “ancho chili” that gives them their distinct flavor.
This legendary dish is a Mexican delicacy recognized worldwide. This is a much larger than usual tamale, as it can measure up to 5 meters and can feed nearly 70 people. It is known around the world as the planet’s largest tamale. The zacahuil is stuffed with pork, chicken, vegetables, dried chilies sauce, and it is wrapped in banana leaves. To cook it, a clay oven with firewood is needed.
Cabuche is a part of the barrel cactus flower, which is very common in the Altiplano area of San Luis Potosí. This small button is prepared in many ways, such as fresh, breaded, marinated, in soups, in salads, and in many more dishes.
Sweets and desserts
San Luis Potosí is renowned for its delicious desserts and traditional sweets. The tuna cheese is one of the main representatives of the potosina cuisine, and is a kind of tie with lemon. Other sweets that can be found in this state are the dulce de leche, custard, cajeta, sweet goat milk, charamuscas, yams, chancaquillas, and the traditional chilacayote.
Remember to complement your meal with one of the traditional drinks of the region as pulque, aguamiel atole, and colonche, which is made with tunas and cinnamon.