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13 Dishes That Aren't Actually Mexican

So you're totally convinced that your dinner last night was an original Mexican recipe? Think again.

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9. Rosca de Reyes


This pastry commonly used to celebrate Los Tres Reyes Magos (Three Wise Men) on January 6. Although popular throughout Mexico and in hispanic communities in the U.S., this pastry is actually from Spain.

10. Churros


Churros actually go all the way back to Ancient China with a salty dish called youtiao. The Portuguese took this dish and introduced it to Europe, replacing the salt with sugar. Eventually, the Spaniards introduced the churro to Mexico during the Conquistador era.

Correction: Links in the captions for #1 and #2 have been changed to more accurately credit sources.

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