Tips on Eating Keto at a Mexican Restaurant

Keto Mexican Food

Mexican cuisine is rich in flavor and color. It’s a popular cuisine that you absolutely don’t want to miss out on for an extended period of time. Unfortunately, Mexican food is not something you can easily fit into your keto diet considering how carb-heavy the most popular meals are. Here are some tips to keep you under the low-carb limit the next time you order Mexican food.

Say Adios to Tacos and Burritos

Unfortunately, you will need to wave goodbye to your traditional tacos and burritos. A medium corn tortilla, for example, contains 12.5 grams of carbs so you can see that you will already be well on your way to reaching the carb limit without accounting for the burrito or taco fillings.

There are some creative ways you can get around this though. For example, instead of traditional taco shells, you could try using large lettuce wraps. This obviously won’t taste the same but there are concessions you can make while on a keto diet in order to enjoy Mexican food to a certain extent.

Stick to the Simple Mexican Dishes

When you look at the menu, try and narrow down your options to the simplest meals. This will reduce the risk of eating a meal that contains more carbs than expected. There are options you could consider like grilled seafood or grilled meat. Carne asada is a popular dish you will find in many Mexican restaurants. Fajitas could also make an excellent keto-friendly option as long as you have it without the rice or tortilla.

Keep Up with the Guacamole

Yes, guacamole is safe to eat on a keto diet. 1/4 cup of guacamole may contain around 6 grams of carbohydrates. Some restaurants will offer several varieties of guacamole. Try to stick with the simplest option.