One of the first things that happens when you sit down at your favorite Mexican restaurant is ordering your drink. For many people, this is one of their favorite parts of eating their meal. A meal without a good drink doesn’t compare to one paired with the perfect beverage. When it comes to choosing the right beer to pair with your Mexican cuisine, there are some that will knock the meal right out of the park. Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant is here to talk about what beers you should look for depending on what you are ordering.
Pilsner or Pale Ale Beer & Spicy Food Pairing
Something many people love about their favorite Mexican cuisine are the multitude of spices that are used in creating their favorite dishes. If you are looking for something that is on the spicy side, you should have no problem finding something at a Mexican restaurant. If you are selecting something spicy for dinner, you want to avoid a beer that has a high IBU (International Bitterness Unit) or a lot of carbonation. The best beers to choose are pilsner or a pale ale.
IPA Beer & Creamy Food Combinations
Cream sauces are another frequent flavor found at Mexican restaurants. These creamy dishes like chiles rellenos are best paired with an IPA. The bitterness may have you hesitant, but many people find that it is actually refreshing when paired with heavier, creamy sauces. It will bring out the many rich flavors these meals have to offer.
Best Beers for Light, Fresh Meals
Many of the dishes that you can choose from at Mexican restaurants are made with ingredients that are lighter and fresh. You don’t want to weigh your food down with the wrong beer. When eating lighter, keep your beer lighter as well. You can easily choose Corona, Pacifico or Tecates and get a deliciously refreshing flavor that pairs well with your meal.
Brown Ale Beer with Fried Foods
While it may not be highest on the nutrition scale, some of the fried dishes at your favorite Mexican restaurant may be your go to choice. Chimichangas, flautas and fish tacos are some of the top choices. If your meal is on the fatty side, you want to choose a beer that has a malty flavor to it to match your meal. A brown ale beer that has a rich malty flavor may just be the perfect addition to the perfectly fried food you have chosen.
The Perfect Beer Before Your Meal
If you need a beer right as you are sitting down and deciding what you should order, Negra Modelo is one you can’t go wrong with. This classic Mexican beer will get your taste buds ready for the delicious flavors that are about to hit your mouth.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV
At Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant, we have a large menu of some of your favorite beers to choose from to bring out the delicious flavors our many dishes have to offer. Make a reservation and come try them today!