There are many Christmas traditions and every community seems to have its own longstanding traditions that happen at the time of the winter holidays. Christmas in Mexico also has its own special foods. Here are some of the more common dishes happening in Mexico around Christmas time that you might want to try.

Mexican Christmas Foods

Spice things up at your holiday table with some traditional Christmas yumminess. Many of the Mexican foods you love so much are actually holiday foods.

Stuffed Turkey

When you’ve grown tired of having the traditional US bird stuffing of seasoned breads, give the Mexican version a try. It is a mixture of ground beef, pork and bacon along with fruits and wine. It isn’t a stuffing actually, as it is prepared and served on the side.


If there are no tamales, then there is no holiday! At Christmas time you’ll find plenty of tamales, some with chicken, some with pork, some with no meat at all.

Roasted Pork

A pork roast or a roasted pork leg are familiar dishes on the Christmas dining room table. Roasted pork is typically cooked with orange juice or wine.

Christmas Eve Salad

Ensalada Nochebuena is a salad made with whatever fruits and vegetables are in season, but the more colorful the better. The ingredients will vary depend on where you are in Mexico, so in the US select your favorites and add a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sliced almonds.

Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch is a hot beverage made of a base of hibiscus flowers (the flowers that make herbal teas red), a variety of seasonal fruits like pears, apples and oranges, sugar and cinnamon sticks.

El Caminito Mexican Restaurant

We wish all of our customers a very happy Christmas. If your family would like to spice up the holiday this year, bring them into our restaurant for a big meal. We have enough tamales for everyone! We hope to see you soon.