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Typical food of Mexicali, Mexico

The gastronomy of this destination is diverse, full of colors and flavors due to the influence of international cuisines, especially the Chinese. Many tourists visit this city just to enjoy its delicious culinary tradition.
The city of Mexicali has a strong cultural and gastronomic influence from other countries. The local cuisine is influenced by the United States, China, Japan, and indigenous cultures, and is based mainly on meat and seafood. Some of the city's most important dishes are "asado mexicano" or Mexican barbecue, grilled meat tacos, poblano chili stuffed with seafood, shrimps stuffed with cheese, and spring rolls and sweet and sour chicken from the Chinese cuisine, with a singular touch of Mexicali.

Regarding traditional drinks, Mexicali has become a major wine producer in the region of Baja California, and offers the finest vintages. Cold beer is a must when you want to savor a fine seafood dish.

If you are in the city you should go to Restaurante Laguna Azul, which will delight you with its famous "camarones al aguachile"; La Palapa de las Carnes is a family restaurant and an excellent option to enjoy prime steaks such as rib-eye and "asado de arrachera". If you wish to try Chinese food in the style of Mexicali, the China House restaurant opens its doors for you and offers a wide variety of dishes, including its specialty, ribs with pineapple.

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Camarones al aguachile,Mexicali, Mexico

Camarones al aguachile Shrimp with vegetables seasoned with lemon juice.

Camarones rellenos de queso,Mexicali, Mexico

Camarones rellenos de queso Shrimps stuffed with cream cheese and served with vegetables.

Chiles rellenos de mariscos,Mexicali, Mexico

Chiles rellenos de mariscos Traditional Mexican dish made with poblano chili stuffed with seafood, mainly shrimp and fish.

Rollitos primavera,Mexicali, Mexico

Rollitos primavera Traditional Chinese dish stuffed with steamed vegetables and served with a hot sauce.