Mexican food is popular all around the world. From tacos to enchiladas and nachos, Mexican influences in cooking can be found anywhere. Mexican cuisine was added by UNESCO to its list of the world’s "intangible cultural heritage".
Mexican cuisine is a style of food which is a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish. The Spanish introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat, cheese and various herbs and spices.
The basic staples remain the native corn, beans and chili peppers. The most common way to eat corn in Mexico is in the form of a tortilla, which accompanies almost every dish in Mexico. The other basic ingredient in all parts of Mexico is the chili pepper. Mexican food has a reputation for being spicy.
Also, native Mexican ingredients include tomatoes, squashes, avocados, cocoa and vanilla. Tropical fruits such as guava, prickly pear, sapote, mangoes, bananas and pineapple are popular. Native seafood remains popular especially along the coasts.