7 Foods to Never Buy in Mexico

A vacation in Mexico has everything you need to relax, recharge, and make wonderful lifelong memories. There is sun, surf, and sand, not to mention fascinating cultural history and delicious local cuisine. And make no mistake, the food is good.

However, you may also have heard that it’s not safe to drink the tap water in Mexico, which is clearly incorporated into many foods, even just to wash them. Potential water-borne illnesses include Hepatitis A and typhoid fever, neither of which are a picnic. Tender stomachs from abroad may also struggle with the level of spice considered normal to folks south of the border. So how do you know what is safe to eat?

Water treatment in Mexico has improved a lot over the years, but most residents still stick with bottled water. The water offered at any resort and throughout the larger cities will all be bottled or purified on site. As long as you avoid tap water, you should be okay on that front.

But since no one wants to be slowed down with gut churning agony on their dream vacation, we have compiled a list of 7 foods you should also never buy in Mexico. You’ll be surprised by the powerful ingredients in #6!

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