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What Are The Best Desserts In Mexican Cuisine?

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Just about everyone has a favorite Mexican restaurant. The next time you are at your favorite Mexican restaurant, make sure you stick around for dessert. There are plenty of tasty treats that will finish off your meal perfectly. The next time you visit your local Mexican restaurant, try some of the desserts below.

Day of the Bread

Most people have heard of the Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated on the first of November in Mexico, honoring family and friends that are deceased. Pan de Muertos is a sweet bread that is served during the festivities. It is a sweet bread that is topped with sesame seeds or sugar. This is not a traditional dessert but should still be tried if you have the chance.


Churros are likely the best-known Mexican restaurant dessert. They can be topped with chocolate, caramel, or simply a shake of cinnamon and sugar. They are delicious. Ask for a serving the next time you are eating a Mexican meal. The more authentic the restaurant, the better the churros.

Tres Leche Cake

Tres Leche cake is a well-known favorite Mexican dessert. It is made with condensed milk that soaks effortlessly into the buttery cake giving it a melt-in-your-mouth taste. It can be spongy or buttery. It all depends on who is making it. Either way, it is a must-try. Once you have a slice, you will crave it often.


Flan is like pudding. It is rich and creamy and simply a treat for your taste buds. Homemade flan is not like the prepared flan you can buy in the grocery store. It has a firmer texture and a very unique taste.


Bunuelos are fried dough balls covered in a generous amount of cinnamon and sugar. They are served warm and are heavenly. This simple dessert is the perfect complement to an authentic Mexican meal.


Capirotada is a delicious bread pudding. It is layer upon layer of delicious bread soaked in cinnamon milk, bananas, raisins, and nuts. It is hard to pass this one up. Oh, there is a layer of cheese thrown in for good measure. Think adding cheese to bread pudding sounds strange? Wait until you taste it.

Next time you are visiting your local Mexican restaurant be sure to stick around for dessert and sample all the great options.