What Do Mexicans Eat for Breakfast?

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In Mexico, like most places, the breakfast menu varies depending on individual appetites, location and financial means. Breakfast is often divided between a light meal eaten in the early morning and a heavier meal eaten around mid-morning.

Many Mexicans enjoy a light meal first thing in the morning called desayuno, according to About.com. It consists of coffee or some other hot drink and a piece of bread, a sweet roll or a piece of fruit. Later in the morning, after 9:00 a.m., there is often a larger meal called almuerzo. This consists of an egg or meat dish and often includes tortillas and some kind of spicy sauce.