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Mexican Street Corn: The Only Recipe You’ll Ever Need

When it comes to Mexican restaurants in Manchester, NH, there is no denying that the options are vast. From authentic Italian cuisine to some of the best Mexican restaurants in the area, the choice ultimately depends on what you are craving. However, with cravings in mind, there is one side dish that always hits the spot – Mexican Street Corn.


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At Vallarta Restaurants, we take pride in offering our customers the best, most authentic, and always satisfying cuisine options. So, needless to say, we have street corn on the menu! While we won’t give up our family recipes, we are happy to share with you one recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser! 


Whether you’re hosting game night or a family gathering, this Mexican Street Corn recipe will have the compliments rolling in!


But first, let’s take it back in time for a moment.

In Spanish, ‘elote’ translates to ‘corn.’ If you know even a tad about Mexican history, you know that corn dates back to the Aztec Civilization. Thus, the evolution is highly encompassing of many different eras and societal changes. Street Corn, in particular, places its roots in Mexico City as one of the primary ingredients for street vendors. You can probably see where this story is leading! One important note before we get to the good part is that traditional Mexican Street Corn is served on the cob. Messy yet delicious and worth every bite!


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Let’s get to it.

If you’re looking for an easy side dish to compliment dinner or a crowd-pleasing appetizer – here is a recipe that will surely become one of your favorites.



  • 6 freshly husked corn on the cob (if it’s out of season, look for frozen, roasted corn)
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Chili and cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of cotija cheese
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¼ cup of chopped cilantro


Begin by grilling your lightly oiled  corn on the cob. Be sure to turn the corn every few minutes to get a charred appearance, not burnt. Once cooked, cool and remove the kernels. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and garnish with cilantro.


Yes, it is that easy.


Of course, if visiting your favorite Mexican restaurants in Manchester, NH, sounds more on course for the night – stop into Vallarta! From the best Mexican Street Corn in the city to the most delicious handcrafted margaritas, we promise you won’t be disappointed!


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