Authentic Mexican Street Corn

Authentic Mexican Street Corn is just like they serve it from the street carts of Mexico. This is a comfort food corn on the cob dish that just can’t be beat.

I have a deep love of Mexican Street Corn. The flavors in it are just so amazing. In fact, they are so inspiring that I even created a soup based on the flavors. You just can’t help but love these deliciously indulgent flavors.

I recently returned from a trip to the Mexican Caribbean with Princess Cruises. 90% of Caribbean ports are open for business, and tourism is such an important part of the economy in all of those ports. It was great to visit the Caribbean and see first hand that its beauty remains. Now is the perfect time to book your Caribbean vacation and I highly recommend traveling with Princess.

Cruising is such a great way to travel and see the Mexican Caribbean. We were able to see the coast of course, but we were also able to travel quite a distance inland to see the amazing Mayan ruins. At one point I almost lost the friends I was traveling with because I saw a street cart selling Mexican Street Corn. My stomach forced me to make a bee-line for it. I can’t help myself. It’s delicious!




Clearly we saw some amazing things. We climbed across ancient Mayan ruins and trekked through the jungle and even saw a monkey. We swam with turtles and dined on the beach. We met Mayan families and explored the most beautiful underground water formations called cenotes.

I’m in love with the Mexican Caribbean. I can’t wait to go back and take my family there. Not only is the food amazing, but the people and the culture is truly something special.




I replicated the flavors of the street corn there exactly and was sure to ask lots of questions I could get it right for you. One of the important things to do is to grate your Cotija cheese rather than crumble it. This will give you the right texture and will work better with our mixture.

The hot sauce and the chopped cilantro are optional garnishes on Mexican Street Corn. For the hot sauce, use a high quality Mexican style hot sauce. I personally like adding the hot sauce as it adds both heat and flavor.  Add cilantro for both color and flavor, if desired.



Authentic Mexican Street Corn


  • 4 ears shucked corn
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup grated Cotija cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro optional


  • Wrap the corn in aluminum foil and place on a 400 degree grill or in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, Mexican crema, 1/4 cup of Cotija cheese, chili powder, and salt.
  • Spread the mayo mixture of the cooked corn. Sprinkle with remaining Cotija cheese. Dot with hot sauce and sprinkle cilantro on, if using.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 0.6mg
CUISINE: Mexican
KEYWORD: Street Corn