Learn what the “mugrero” is, the rarest but delicious snack in all of Mexico

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Mexicans have developed a tolerance to spiciness from an early age, which makes them enjoy foods with higher heat levels.

Mexicans like snacks with chili due to a combination of cultural, historical and gustatory factors rooted in national identity and personal preferences. Firstly,  Mexican food is known for its wide variety of intense and complex flavors, and chili is a fundamental ingredient in many of its recipes.

Since pre-Columbian times, chili has been cultivated and consumed in  Mexico, and its use in cooking has become an integral part of the country’s gastronomic culture. The presence of chili in snacks adds a spicy and tasty touch that complements other flavors and creates a unique sensory experience.

The appearance and combination of ingredients of "El Mugrero" have generated divided opinions.  (@OmarNNoticias)

The appearance and combination of ingredients of “El Mugrero” have generated divided opinions. (@OmarNNoticias)

Spicy is tasty

Additionally, Mexico‘s climate and geography favor the cultivation of a wide variety of chili peppers, from mild to extremely hot. This availability of  fresh and dried chiles  allows them to be used in various ways in cooking, including as condiments for  snacks

Mexicans have developed a tolerance to spiciness from an early age, which causes them to enjoy foods with higher heat levels than many other cultures. Another important factor is the influence of indigenous culture on Mexican gastronomy.

Pre-Columbian civilizations, such as the  Aztecs and  Mayans, consumed chili peppers in various forms in their daily diet. This culinary heritage has been maintained throughout the centuries and has contributed to the continued popularity of chili in  Mexican food, including snacks.

The idea behind “El Mugrero” lies not only in its flavor but also in offering an informal and fun culinary experience. (@OmarNNoticias)

In addition,  snacks with chili have become a tradition rooted in daily life and social events in  Mexico. From family gatherings to parties and celebrations,  spicy snacks are a popular choice to accompany drinks like beer,  mezcal, or tequila

The combination of salty, spicy and sometimes sour flavors of chili snacks perfectly complements alcoholic beverages, making them the ideal choice for socializing and enjoying the company of friends and family.

The childhood of the “dirtman”

In  Monterrey, Nuevo León, a snack called “ El Mugrero ” is gaining popularity for its peculiar combination of ingredients and its way of consumption. This innovative creation, originally from  Los Asados, a local establishment, invites diners to enjoy a unique mix that includes corn chunks, Tostitos, potatoes, various dressings, and hous special toppings, all served in a bag. The distinctive thing about “ El Mugrero ” is that you must eat without the use of cutlery, an experience that, according to the establishment, recalls the years of adolescence.

The idea behind “El Mugrero” lies not only in its flavor, but also in offering an informal and fun culinary experience. Los Asados ​​proposes a way of consumption alluding to memories of simplicity and joy of eating snacks directly with your hands, something that resonates with many of its customers.

This dish is an example of how local cuisines innovate and create new gastronomic experiences.(@OmarNNoticias)

Although the appearance and combination of ingredients of “El Mugrero” have generated divided opinions, the name of the dish honors its wild and varied aesthetic, which has contributed to its popularity and acceptance among the local public.

Los Asados  ​​has two branches in  Monterrey  

where those interested can try this peculiar snack. One is located in the  Moderna neighborhood

, at the address  Limón #3058 

, and the other in  Puerta de Hierro 

,  Plaza Annya Local 7 

, ground floor, on  Av. Cumbres Madeiras #8993 . This dish is an example of how local cuisines innovate and create new gastronomic experiences that arouse curiosity and find a space in the current culinary panorama.

The distinctive thing about “El Mugrero” is that it must be eaten without the use of cutlery. (@OmarNNoticias)

In addition to being a point of interest for the residents of  Nuevo León 

, “ El Mugrero ” has become a topic of conversation on networks and digital media, generating both applause and criticism. However, there is no doubt that this  Los Asados ​​creation

 has found its niche and continues to attract those willing to explore unusual flavors and concepts in the gastronomic scene.