You can find elotes mostly in the streets of Mexico and you would recognize this because they look like the traditional corn on the cob and are placed on sticks. This is a flavorful corn dish that is usually enjoyed for snacks.
It’s easy to make an elote at home by boiling corn and preparing the sauces and condiments. These may include salt, chili powder, cheese, lime, butter, sour cream, mayonnaise or lemon juice.
If you visit the central part of Mexico, this dish is known as Esquites, rather than Elote. Some street vendors place them in these cups as it is easier and less messy to eat and add all kinds of spices with a dab of mayonaise, chili and lime.
Elotes are also served in Mexico’s restaurants in the urban areas, with some offering choices for customers to choose what sort of condiments or spices must be added in it.
Elotes are considered comfort food and the plentier corn kernels you have on your cup or the more you can finish this on a stick, the more you enjoy it. The best thing about elotes is that it goes with almost every condiment you try to add.
This street food is something you really have to try if you see this in Mexico.