Embrace What’s Next in Mexican Cuisine with These Recipes


At Cacique, we’re proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by partnering with some of the most respected voices in the culinary industry to unveil food and beverage trends to watch for in 2020.

What’s Next in Mexican Cuisine is all about spotlighting the profound influence Mexican cuisine has in America and celebrating authenticity, while looking ahead toward what’s to come.

Led by our long-term partner, award-winning chef and TV personality Aarón Sánchez, our panel of top culinary talent features James Beard Best Chef West semifinalist Chef Claudette Zepeda, Chef Thomas Ortega of Amor y Tacos in Los Angeles, James Beard award-winning food writer and author Bill Esparza and Mixologist Alex Valencia of La Contenta in New York.

So what are the top Mexican food and beverage trends for 2020? Check them out in the infographic below!

Plus, each of the What’s Next in Mexican Cuisine panelists designed a recipe that embodies their predictions. We hope you’ll celebrate with us by trying out next year’s top Mexican food trends right in your own kitchen! #GoAutentico

Tamales with Jackfruit “Carnitas” and Creamy Salsa Verde de Chapulines by Chef Aarón Sánchez

Celery Root and Potato Taquitos by Chef Claudette Zepeda

Short Rib Birria QuesaTaco by Chef Thomas Ortega

Mini Brefas Tlayuda by Bill Esparza

Chorizo Old Fashioned by Mixologist Alex Valencia

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