The Ultimate Mexican Cuisine Grocery Shopping List

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Mexican Cuisine Grocery Shopping List

Craving Mexican food? Want to whip something up? Luckily Mexican cuisine has core ingredients that you can prepare several dishes with. Whether you want to make a taco salad, tacos, tostadas, taquitos, empanadas, or stuffed chili peppers, we created the ultimate grocery list to capture the Mexican essence right at home.  


  • Chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Beef
  • Steak
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Fish (for fish tacos we love Mahi-Mahi, Cod, Halibut, Snapper, Grouper)
  • Chorizo
  • Tofu
  • Jackfruit
  • Cauliflower


  • Tortillas (corn, flour, hard tacos) Try to make your own using store-bought corn masa!
  • Tostada
  • Chili Pepper
  • White Rice
  • Hard Taco Shell
  • Fresh Green Salad (Romaine, 


  • Garlic
  • Tomato (and green tomatoes aka tomatillo if available)
  • Onion (white, red, and green)
  • Beans (black, refried, or pinto)
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Chili Pepper (Jalapeno, Chipotle, Guajillo, Serrano, Habanero, Poblano, Ancho, Chile de Arbol, Chile de Agua, or Pasilla)
  • Bell Peppers
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Bitter Orange Juice


  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Bay Leaf
  • Thyme
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Clove
  • Ground Onion
  • Ground Garlic
  • Achiote Paste (careful with your countertops and fabrics, this stains everything easily!)
  • Vinegar (White or Apple Cider)


  • Lime
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese (Cotija, Fresco, or Oaxaca)
  • Radish
  • Jicama
  • Cabbage (green or purple, preferably shredded)
  • Mexican Crema