Staple foods include corn, beans, rice, and chillies. They are combined with spices, vegetables, and meats or fish in daily meals. Tortillas (made from cornmeal or flour) are cooked on a skillet or hotplate and are eaten everywhere. They are eaten as bread or filled with beans, potatoes, meat, and cheese (torta). Some popular foods include frijoles refritos (refried beans), and posole (white corn boiled with pork)
Children usually eat breakfast at school but they have their lunchtime at 12:00 pm where they eat snacks or sandwiches. Workers, eat at factories or some stands where they sell burritos or lonches (a type of sandwich). Dinner is often eaten at home, depending on the family's schedules. Normally, the father eats at the head of the table, but this is not always done.
When eating, both hands are kept above the table. Guests do not leave directly after the meal but stay for conversation. Lunch is usually the main meal of the day. Dinner might be light or heavy, depending on the family. It is inappropriate for adults to eat while walking on the street. Some foods are eaten with utensils, others with the hand. Tortillas are often used as scoops for sauces.