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Mexican

Mexico is the indigenous home to several important members of the herb and spice trade: vanilla (vanilla orchids), chocolate (cacao plants) and chiles all come from within its borders. Although the demand for these products has spread their cultivation and processing to many locations, they all originated in Mexico. When you think about the Americanized version of Mexican cooking, things like tacos, fajitas and enchiladas come to mind. However, these dishes are prepared differently in Mexican kitchens. Distinct regions of Mexico focus their culinary attention on beef, chicken and seafoods. Most Mexican cuisine can be traced back to Native American Aztec and Maya traditions, as well as Spanish colonial influences, resulting in a prevalence of corn, bean and rice based dishes. The spices posted below are a jumping off point for creating authentic Mexican dishes. Within our collection, you will discover many of the chiles and spices recommended by our local expert, Chef Rick Bayless—Host of PBS show "Mexico One Plate at a time", as well as author of a number of Mexican cookbooks and owner of—along with his wife Dean—Frontera Grill and Topolobampo Restaurant). Explore our selection of Mexican seasonings, spices, and herbs below.

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An authentic mixture of Mexican spices commonly used to create traditional South of the Border flavor. This salt-free Adobo seasoning is... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.6 oz)
A complex and saccharine bouquet of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. This a favorite secret ingredient in many BBQ recipes. Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.2 oz)
A complex and saccharine bouquet of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. This a favorite secret ingredient in many BBQ recipes. Allspice... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Also known as achiote, these pungent red seeds come from the annatto tree. Annatto seeds are used to impart a bright golden color to... Size Options
$4.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Roasted Cacao nibs are fermented cacao beans that have been cleaned, roasted and lightly crushed. They have a pleasantly bittersweet... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
This seasoning is great for making Carne Asada full of flavor but without a lot of heat. Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3 oz)
Enjoy that Mexican fruit vendor flair at home with the flavors of chiles, lime, and coriander. This chile-lime seasoning is delicious... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.3 oz)
Chile De Arbol Peppers are beautiful little red chilies whose name, pepper tree, comes from the woody stem attached to its pod. They... Size Options
$7.49 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
These soft chipotle peppers in a delicious Mexican-style adobo sauce are ready be added to any dish that needs a smoky heat. Puree or... Size Options
$5.99 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
These gorgeous fruity Morita peppers have a rich smoky taste, with moderate heat and a bright, sweet flavor reminiscent of raspberry and... Size Options
$6.49 Resealable bag, 2 ounce
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$4.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.5 oz)
This richly flavored ancho chile powder has a deliciously raisiny, fruity taste and very little heat. This ground chili pepper makes a... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Ground from the popular Morita variety of chipotle pepper, this deep red powder has a moderate heat and a wonderfully rich fruity, smoky... Size Options
$8.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.8 oz)
Green New Mexican chile is a wonderful addition for sauces, salsas, a great variety of marinades, burritos, tamales, flautas, or tostadas. Size Options
$7.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Guajillo chilies are one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexican cuisine. With a bright, tangy flavor and a moderate fruity heat,... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Packing a fiery punch, habanero is an essential flavor in Caribbean cuisine. Clocking in at a scorching 200,000 Scoville units, this... Size Options
$9.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.4 oz)
Jalapenos are one of the most popular peppers in the chili family, with a clean, sharp heat that compliments other flavors and dissipates... Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
A dried version of poblano peppers, the have an earthy, raisiny flavor a low heat level, making them a wonderful base for mole, chili,... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Guajillo chilies are one of the most commonly used chilies in Mexican cuisine. With a bright, tangy flavor and a moderate fruity heat,... Size Options
$5.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
Pasillas are one of the most popular chilies in Mexico, teaming up with ancho and mulato to form the “holy trinity” used for moles.... Size Options
$11.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
For this vibrant seasoning for chili con carne, we mixed in about rich red tomato powder to make chili that is sweet and thick. With a... Size Options
$7.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Ground chili powder has many applications, and the rich flavor of The Spice House chili powder never disappoints. This hot version has... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Chili powder has many applications, and the rich flavor of The Spice House red chile powder never disappoints. This medium heat version... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
Chili powder has many applications, and the rich flavor of The Spice House chili powder never disappoints. We use ancho chile as the base... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.5 oz)
We designed this blend for making homemade Mexican-style chorizo sausage; simply mix with the ground meat of your choice for an authentic... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Cilantro is the most frequently used herb in the world, essential for recipes from Southeast Asia to Latin America. It has a bright,... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.4 oz)
Ceylon “true” cinnamon, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger cassia,... Size Options
$13.99 Resealable bag, 4 ounce
True Ceylon cinnamon spice, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, has a subtly complex flavor that doesn’t come across in the spicier and stronger... Size Options
$8.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Cloves are the most well-known spice in the group of spices known as “flower spices,” and have a strong, sweet flavor. We grind two... Size Options
$7.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.2 oz)
Cloves are the most well-known spice in the group of spices known as “flower spices,” and have a strong, sweet flavor. These beautiful... Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
"Dutched" cocoa has undergone alkalization to reduce its natural bitterness. This smooth, rich and mellow flavor is ideal for hot cocoa... Size Options
$21.99 Resealable bag, 16 ounce
This premium natural cocoa powder is very high-quality, with 22-25% cocoa butter. It has a rich flavor, slightly bitter and with sour... Size Options
$21.99 Resealable bag, 16 ounce
Moroccan coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Ground coriander seed is easy to add to rice dishes, meat rubs, and... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.8 oz)
Coriander has a sweet, pleasant flavor with a hint of lemon. Whole seeds are commonly toasted before being ground into dishes, or lightly... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Aromatic and earthy, ground cumin is an essential flavor in Latin cooking, and frequently used in Indian curries and rice dishes. We... Size Options
$5.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.3 oz)
These little cumin seeds have a strong, earthy flavor that’s essential to Latin, Indian, and some Middle Eastern cooking. Besides using... Size Options
$4.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.0 oz)
Epazote has a distinctively sharp, herbal flavor, reminiscent of oregano and fennel with minty, pine notes. It is commonly found in... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.2 oz)
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This tasty Mexican-style spice blend will make deliciously seasoned meats or veggies for fajitas. This fajita mix is also a nice dry rub... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Dried hibiscus flowers have a gorgeous deep pink color and an intense sweet-tart fruity flavor, wonderful in tea, preserves, and baked... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.8 oz)
Mexican oregano powder has a more robust taste than Greek oregano, with an astringent bitterness that pairs well with rich or spicy... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.5 oz)
Mexican oregano has a more robust taste than Greek oregano, with an astringent bitterness that pairs well with rich or spicy flavors.... Size Options
$4.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 0.4 oz)
Considered the finest pepper in the world, these extra-large berries come from the Malabar coast of India. Black Tellicherry peppercorns... Size Options
$5.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.6 oz)
Pilsen Latino Seasoning is an Hispanic adobo seasoning with a nice little kick to it. This blend of spices is great on pork ribs or... Size Options
$7.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Sesame seeds, with their wonderful nutty flavor, are a great addition to many dishes: green salads or pasta salads, stir fry, for... Size Options
$3.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.6 oz)
This earthy, salt-free meat rub is based on two of the more common flavors: sweet, raisiny ancho chilies and rich dark coffee. Balanced... Size Options
$6.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 2.6 oz)
Our taco seasoning is so loaded with flavor, that it’ll turn any ground meat, be it beef, turkey, or chicken, into delicious taco meat.... Size Options
$6.49 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 3.0 oz)
Thyme is a workhorse herb in most kitchens, with a strong, earthy taste that pairs well with roasted meats and vegetables, soups and... Size Options
$4.99 Glass jar, 1/2 cup (wt. 1.0 oz)
Vanilla is native to the Latin American isthmus, where it has been cultivated and used as both flavoring and currency for centuries.... Size Options
$6.99 1 bean
Vanilla is indigenous to Mexico, so good Mexican beans are often considered the finest of all vanillas. Mexican Vanilla Extract has an... Size Options
$23.99 Bottle, 4.5 fluid ounce