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The Hidden Story of Mexican Food

The flavours of Mexican food are both complex and beguiling, the aromas and tastes have evolved over time and been refined with each generation. However, as much as we embrace and celebrate Mexican cuisine today, there is a hidden story of struggle and perseverance that brought those culinary traditions to the world.

A vibrant green guacamole, made from mashed Hass avocados, is adorned with diced red onions, chopped cilantro, and finely diced tomatoes. The creamy mixture is brightened with tangy lime juice and seasoned with a touch of salt. Flecks of minced jalapeño peppers provide a gentle kick.
Guacamole Imperial

The story begins with the indigenous people of Mexico, who have a history of agriculture predating even the arrival of the Spanish conquerors. The agricultural systems and techniques they developed gave rise to the corn that is at the heart of so many Mexican dishes. Over the course of centuries, as Mexico's diverse population grew, so too did its culinary landscape, with the melding of cultures paving the way for new dishes and flavor combinations.

However, as much as Mexican food has evolved into the rich and varied cuisine we know today, the journey has sometimes been a rocky one. From the widespread disenfranchisement of indigenous people to trade restrictions imposed by the United States, challenges have arisen again and again, threatening to derail the growth and spread of Mexican cuisine.

Despite these difficulties, Mexican food has persevered, and the dedication of farmers, growers, and chefs throughout Mexico have kept the traditional techniques, ingredients, and dishes alive through the generations. Today, the rich history and flavors of Mexican food continue to inspire new interpretations and creative fusions, making it one of the world's most beloved cuisines.

So, every time we enjoy a delicious taco or sip a spicy mezcal, let's savor the hidden story of Mexican food, and reflect on the struggles that gave birth to the vibrant and endlessly fascinating universe of Mexican cuisine. Read full story here: The Hidden Story of Mexican Food by Google


If you're a food lover in Toronto, you will want to experience Tequila Imperial's unique and delicious flavours. Tequila Imperial, located in the heart of Toronto, is dedicated to serving traditional Mexican cuisine made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. We invite you to savour every bite and enjoy an authentic taste of Mexican culture with the added treat of the original Mariachi.

Conveniently park at the paid public parking located at the back of the restaurant. 

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debi gatdula
debi gatdula
Oct 21, 2023

Amazing food and the staff are friendly. I will recommend it to everyone.

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