There is no real, legitimate and literary translation for the word �antojitos�. A quick investigation in two separate dictionaries has come up with �typical Mexican snacks, usually bought at street stands� and �Mexican appetizers�, both of which are absolutely correct but fail miserably to convey the true essence of antojitos and the role they play in every day Mexican life. The word actually means sudden cravings, and little whims or fancies. I am therefore choosing to describe antojitos in this way: delicious spicy Mexican snacks, based on corn tortillas, enjoyed throughout the day, and typical of Mexican street and market food! Does anybody have any other suggestions?!

Isabel Hood
Mexican Food