Mexican cuisine, known for its unique signature of spiciness, enticing presentation and diverse range of flavors and textures, is one of America’s favorites. In fact, ABC News says that there are more Mexican restaurants than Chinese kitchens and Italian bistros in the country—reaching up to 38,000 as of 2011 alone. California is one of the states with the highest numbers of Mexican restaurants, along with New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.
In spite of the popularity of Mexican restaurants, there are still many unfounded notions about Mexican food. Let’s debunk a few of the common misconceptions that keep you from experiencing Mexican food goodness.