Snackshot of the Day: Elote and Esquites

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Elote and esquites are common street foods in Mexico.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of a street cart in Mexico. A common snack in Mexico is elote (corn on the cob) and esquites (corn salad). Elote is corn on the cob topped with mayonnaise, Cojita cheese, chili powder, and fresh cilantro. Esquites is very similar, but served warm in a cup or bowl. Sometimes you'll find esquites with jalapeño or garlic. Both are always served with fresh lime.

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