Typical cocina potosina is delicately spiced and features lots of vegetables, corn and red meat. It is the result of a fusion of indigenous and Spanish recipes. When dining in San Luis Potosi, try the following regional foods: cabuches – an appetizer made from cactus flowers; asado de boda – pork seasoned with ancho chili; zacahuil – a corn dough tamale stuffed with pork; tacos Potosinos – made with cheese or chicken served with carrots, green beans, and potatoes, sprinkled with cheese; fiambre Potosino – a mixed meat and vegetable dish in a regional sauce; gorditas de revoltillo – a stuffed corn dough snack; migadas – a large version of gorditas.
Try also the enchiladas potosinas, similar to small empanadas filled with cheese; the enchiladas rioverdenses, filled with potatoes and seasoned pork sausage, or the enchiladas huastecas, tortillas soaked with a spicy sauce and often filled with egg or cheese. Various dishes made with prickly pear, nopal or Mexican lime cactus are typical as well. Examples of typical cooking are found in the roast corn or fresh potato chips sold at nearly every other street corner. Restaurants in the city are more focused on their regional cuisine than any other, though a few internationally-influenced restaurants can be found as well.
Some of the best places to enjoy the flavours of San Luis Potosi are: El Bocolito: Inexpensive and authentic regional specialties. Calles Guerrero and Aldama. El Pozole: Typical enchiladas potosínas and tacos rojos. One block from Plaza de Fundadores at Damian Carmona 205. El Rincon Huasteco: Classic diner featuring cocina Huasteca with enchiladas, zacahuil and many other cocina potosina specialties. Cuahutemoc 232. Cafe Pacifico: Classic diner featuring cocina Huasteca con enchiladas and many other cocina potosina specialties. Calles Los Bravo and Av. Constitucion.