Things to do

Sample Delicious Zacahuil

In addition to the piloncillo (unprocessed sugar) candy and coffee, while visiting Xilitla you should try zacahuil. They are gigantic tamales of chicken or pork that can be over 3 feet long. This delicacy is made with coarsely-ground corn dough mixed with lard, ground chili peppers, spices, and salt. Large chunks of pork are added to this, and often a whole turkey in pieces too. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed.




Xilitla, S.L.P., México

See map