December 8, 2023
Image of Mexican Food in Galway City Centre

A World Class Food Destination:

Galway has become a world class food destination embracing the tastes and flavours from around the world. And the influence of Mexican cuisine is part of this dining experience. Vocho street food restaurant is a tasty example of the finest Tex-Mex style cuisine the city has to offer.  For example, burritos, tacos and quesadillas are a firm favourite. In light of this, these tasty delights are part of the Galway food landscape thanks to Vocho.  From salsa to pinto beans, tortillas to jalapeño peppers, the inspiration of Mexican food has made its way to the west of Ireland.

The Ancient Past:

Interestingly, traditional Mexican cuisine has its roots firmly in the ancient past. In fact, the cuisine is so ingrained in the culture and social traditions of the country that it is recognised by UNESCO. Essentially, native ingredients such as tomatoes, squashes, avocados, cocoa and vanilla shape the textures and tastes of Mexican delights. Alongside these, they use the staples of corn and chile peppers as a cornerstone of their cooking. In addition, traditional fare also embraces edible flowers and small criollo avocados.

Mexican Food at Vocho Galway

Vocho creates delectable Mexican street food in the heart of Galway city on Foster Street. Photo courtesy of Vocho Facebook page.

Home Grown Ethos:

Additionally, home grown vegetables such as courgette, cauliflower, potatoes, spinach, and mushrooms play a vital role in authentic Mexican fare.  As well as these, tropical fruits add to the burst of sweet flavours on the palate. From mango and pineapple, to bananas and prickly pear, they are all incorporated into traditional Mexican cooking.

But did you know that Chocolate originated from Mexico?

Firstly, the history of chocolate can be traced to the ancient Mayans. Secondly, there is evidence linking chocolate, made from the fruit of cacao trees, to the ancient Olmecs of southern Mexico. Originally, it was a bitter beverage. In recent times, it evolved into the sugary treat we know today. In essence, it is this connection to the past that chocolate, and the more bitter cacao, retains its importance in Mexican dishes.

Biting Bugs:

Funnily enough, Mexican cuisine has long been associated with – edible insects.  As a result, insect eating is becoming popular again. In particular, they are known for their unique flavours. On top of this, the element of sustainability and link to the heritage of Mexico encourages the re-emergence of this tradition. Consequently, don’t be surprised if you find grasshoppers, stink bugs and water bug eggs on the menu in Mexico. Thankfully, this tradition has not made its way here to Galway.

Image of a staff member outside Vocho in Galway

Vocho Street Food:

Back home, Galway’s Vocho street food restaurant specialises in Tex-Mex style cuisine.  As well as this, the small independent restaurant is the first to be constructed solely out of shipping containers. Centrally located on Forster Street in the heart of Galway city centre, Vocho serves succulent dishes such as burritos, quesadillas, nachos and chilli. As a result this classic casual eaterty is the home of Mexican inspired food right here in Galway.

From In House to Home:

This quirky and colourful place makes every dish in-house with fresh locally sourced ingredients.  As well as this, their commitment to the taste and culture of Mexican cuisine is delivered in every bite. Experience the real taste of street food in this relaxed and friendly environment. 

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What’s For has teamed up with Vocho to bring you the best of Mexico right to your door. Order great Mexican street food to the comfort of home with Vocho’s preferred Galway-based delivery partner here:

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