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(CLOSED) Win an El Cielo Mexican Food Hamper valued at $100

It used to be extremely hard to find good (free from additives and preservatives), authentic Mexican corn tortillas. Until now. Celebrate the launch of El Cielo into retail stores with your chance to win an El Cielo Mexican Food Hamper valued at $100 and taste the difference.

(CLOSED) Win an El Cielo Mexican Food Hamper valued at 0


El Cielo, producers of organic additive-free and gluten-free tortillas and importers of authentic Mexican foods such as authentic chillies, have launched into retail stores all over the country and to celebrate, we’ve joined forces to bring you this exciting APRIL giveaway! The great thing is that El Cielo delivers country-wide as well, so if you’re not near one of their stockists or miss out on the prize – sadly I only have one – you can order online.


  • 2 x El Cielo Casera 14cm 10x tortilla packs
  • 1 x El Cielo natural green Habanero salsa
  • 1 x El Cielo 3Chiles red salsa
  • 1 x El Cielo white corn totopos (cornchips) 250g
  • 1 x Morita Chilli Salsa
  • 1 x Green serrano chillli salsa
  • 1 x Premum Oaxaca chocolate Mayordomo
  • 1 x Oaxaca red or black Mole Mayordomo
  • 1 x Nopales Jar 760g
  • 1 x Organic agave nectar
  • 1 x Achiote paste
  • 1 x Cuitlacoche San Miguel small
  • 1 x Chipotle salsa El Mexicano
  • 1 x Whole black beans 420g
  • 1 x Jalapeños 340g El Mexicano
  • 1 x Chipotles in adobo El Mexicano

You’ve got to be in it to win it. Here is how to enter:

1. SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST, below, telling me what your favourite Mexican food is and why.

2. ADDITIONAL ENTRIES You can also enter or gain additional entries via comment on this Instagram post and/or this Facebook post, telling me what your favourite Mexican food is and why.

Ts & Cs Entries are open to readers with Australian delivery addresses only. Entries close on Friday 21st April, 23:59 Sydney time. Winner will be contacted directly via email or private message by Monday 24th April.

The great thing is that El Cielo delivers country-wide as well, so if you’re not near one of their stockists you can order online.



Gaby April 14, 2017 at 7:51 am

I love a good Mexican salad: shredded lettuce, beans, corn, taco-flavoured minced beef, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and totopos.

Amanda Watkin April 14, 2017 at 7:53 am

Chicken fajitas! We have Mexican Mondays where the family and guests get to build their own meal and we chat and usually play board games or cards after dinner. It’s just so fun and relaxing and it’s flexible enough for everyone to have their desired level of spice

Wendy Hatton April 14, 2017 at 8:15 am

I love to make tacos when the grandkids visit. Mince with taco seasoning, beans, avocado, shredded lettuce and tomato, grated cheese…All set out so the kids can help themselves. Fairly ordinary as Mexican food goes but tasty, delicious and fun (messy too!)

Annella Wheatley April 14, 2017 at 8:32 am

So hard to pick just one but it’d have to be burritos. All that beany, cheesey deliciousness cocooned in a tortilla. Yum to infinity.

Susan April 14, 2017 at 9:18 am

Fantastic, I’m on a gluten free diet, and I love spicy black beans with Tacos!

Liga April 14, 2017 at 11:49 am

My favourite Mexican food is Sopa de fideo. It is a very comforting and nourishing soup, that comes together quite quickly and tastes amazing. Perfect if you feel under the weather and need a little pick me up.

Katherine Dixon April 14, 2017 at 11:50 am

We love chicken fajitas and anything with homemade guacamole

Carla April 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

I love all Mexican food. If I am in Mexico, I love to have chilaquiles for breakfast. Having leftovers from the day before with tortillas made into chips, chicken, onion, sauce and cheese. One of the best breakfasts around. Makes me think I should be sitting in Mexico rather than Michigan.

mirella April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s gotta be a toss up between burritos and enchiladas! But I’d pick burritos I think…

Ffion Little April 14, 2017 at 5:24 pm

When I was in Mexico my most memorable meal was (unidentified) fish ceviche served on tostadas as a half time snack during a soccer game with the local kids. It was citrusy and fresh with a lovely contrast between the soft fish and crunchy tostada. I now can’t go past ceviche whenever I see it on a menu

Rebekah Hudson April 14, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Hmmm, nachos! I love corn chips and cheese a little too much, plus all of the other delicious toppings you can add, & so good for sharing!

Lisa Caudery April 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm

I love nachos. So much fun to share with the family and a great way to add lots of good things into the meal!

Amber Boyce April 14, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Chicken Enchiladas with Tomato Salsa. Packed with flavour (any leftovers taste great the next day). We love to make them together as a family. Delicious!!!

Carly Wilson April 15, 2017 at 6:26 am

Tacos! We have Taco Tuesday. Everything is chopped up and served on a platter in the middle of the table so everyone can build their own. It’s a perfect meal especially after a busy evening of sports/classes because everything can be prepared in advance.

Shannon April 15, 2017 at 3:23 pm

It’s hard to choose a favourite, but probably tacos. I love that you put all the ingredients out and everyone gathers around to fill up their taco shell and make their own combinations. When I was a kid I loved how free it felt to decide what and how much of everything to put in.

Kristy Lade April 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

The thing I love best about Mexican food is the way its so fun to eat with friends and family. Who doesn’t love crunchy tacos or cheesy nachos when they’re catching up with those we love most!?

Alisha April 17, 2017 at 2:27 am

I can’t resist veggie burritos, with lots of rice, beans, guac, spicy salsa and all the toppings. Any meal, any day!

Melissa April 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

My favourite is refried bean salad, warmed beans piled with capsicum, chilies, coriander, avocado, salsa, smothered in lime and crispy tortilla chips. Fast, healthy and delicious!

Suzanne Smith April 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Our kids enjoy a cooking adventure, assembling their favourite flavoursome Mexican lasagna. Easy to control the spiceiness, this hearty meal is even more delicious reheated.

Kelly Brown April 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm

My favourite Mexican food is slow cooked beef tacos with beans, lime juice and lettuce. Yummy!

Sue B April 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Spicy chicken tortillas with heapings of chili salsa……. spicy, hot, mouthwatering and mmmmm. Easy to make and easy to eat.

Heidi Trudinger April 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Huitaloche – it’s a mushroom kind of fungus stuff, also called corn smut, that is an amazing weird and wonderful food. High in b 12 . You can’t get it in Australia I wouldn’t think, and even in the USA it’s only available canned. Ugly as all hell, but it’s great stuff! Good addition to tortilla wraps, tacos etc.

Kirsty April 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm

I love an authentic mexican mole. Especially after I was lucky enough to fulfill a dream and spent a few months living and traveling around Mexico in 2008… Yep, eating Mole and much more!

Mole is such a delicious sauce that is made from rich chocolate, nuts and the magic of lots of chillies and spices then served over meat….

I also love the story behind its existence… A bishop was said to have visited a nunnery and the nuns had nothing prepared to offer him to eat. The nuns are alleged to have popped all the ingredients they had into a pot, they served it over chicken and mole was born! ☺ YUM

David Braybrooke April 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm

My fresh homemade guacamole with blended avocados, lime juice, minced chilli, garlic and spring onions is absolutely delicious every time. Served with chopped coriander and dipped in to with crunchy oven baked pita chips, this Mexican favourite is a true winner!

Steph April 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm

Taco-tillas. I eat tacos over a tortilla so when all the fillings fall out…BOOM…a taco-tilla ??✨

John Steven Szabo April 20, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Nachos plain and some times with a dip-yum

John Steven Szabo April 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Beef tacos,soft or hard shell and salad in side,yummy

Ross S April 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Real Mexican Corn Chips – it was such a revelation when I tried them for the first time. They are SO much better than the ones from the supermarket.

Dana L. April 20, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Burritos; They’re such a neat, customisable and delectable package!

David M April 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm

I love homemade nachos, crispy corn chips sprinkled with freshly shredded cheddar, tomato salsa with a touch of chili, a dollop of sour cream and homemade guacamole (avocado, red onion, touch of lemon juice, salt & pepper. Literally the perfect home style night at the movies!

Shannon fiorenza April 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

Burrito bowls I love creating different versions and they are absolutely delicious.

Laura Baker April 21, 2017 at 12:37 am

Salsa, cheese and tomato
Olives, onion and jalapeños
And don’t forget the tasty chilli meat
Nacho’s are the best Mexican treat
I love them because I can stack them high
And eat them on my lap on a lazy Friday night

George April 21, 2017 at 3:11 am

I’m a sucker for burritos and tortillas. Honestly just love the iconic black beans in Mexican food.

Suzy April 21, 2017 at 3:32 am

I love Mexican food, I would love to try my hand at cooking some at home, I reckon Mexico would be an amazing place to travel to, especially away from border towns, I would want to go further inland to the real Mexico, that’s how I imagine it is, beautiful!!!!!!

Laura Coleman April 21, 2017 at 7:22 am

A good Mexican chili! It is versatile, healthy (if you make it from scratch), vegetarian friendly, and generally just delicious! Can be served with so many different sides, like, cornbread, rice, sweet potato, corn chips. And don’t forget to top it off with coriander, and maybe a dash of greek yoghurt!

Rebecca S April 21, 2017 at 8:32 am

I love spicy black bean nachos with plenty of cheese, salsa and guacamole and a good squeeze of lime. It’s so delicious and very satisfying.

Hanna Michelle April 21, 2017 at 9:06 am

A cheesy, well seasoned mushroom quesadilla! the most satisfying meal, particularly when paired with a strong Margarita!

Mara April 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

Nachos with pulled pork, topped with lots of jalepnos and sour cream and black beans

Wendy Christidis April 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

Huevo Rancheros! The delicious spicy Mexican egg dish is perfect for breakfast or a quick and delicious lunch or dinner ( as an easy alternative to take-away:) My family all enjoy it and it’s actually very healthy too!

Renee Ballantyne April 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

Nachos are my favorite and always a hit with the kids

Florence Corneloup April 21, 2017 at 11:29 am

Our family loves Mexican Nachos, made with lots of spices, fresh avocado and tomato! one of our favourite friday evening treats while watching a movie.

Samantha April 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Gluten free nachos. A delicious, guilt free, satisfying meal to share with friends.

Eva Kiraly April 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm

I love Nachos, I’m a picker so anything I can play with is excellent to me.

Jared April 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

I love chicken enchiladas covered in melted cheese mmm. I make them gluten free these day for my mum though.

Lennice Cummings April 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Enchiladas, the mouth water beef yummmmmmm

Trishan Naidoo April 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

My favourite Mexican recipe is Chicken fajitas with a lime salsa, combining lime and a black bean salsa with chipotle BBQ chicken. Served with warm tortillas, sour cream and avocado this is always a hit with friends.

Ern April 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Chicken enchiladas with tomato salsa, they’re seriously THAT good, well at least the way my wife makes them which is DELICIOUS :)

DIANA April 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas, dipped in Guacamole to heighten the taste sensation. I could seriously eat them non stop, day in, day out, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks too. For my gluttony towards my favourite Mexican dish I am very thankful for my lean gene.

Suzanne Smith April 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm

The kids enjoy a cooking adventure, assembling their flavorsome layered Mexican Lasagna. Easy to control the spiciness, this family favorite is even more delicious reheated!

Daniel Lee April 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Cabeza Taco – Such a rare dish to find but such a succulent meat topped off with mexican spices.

Laura Power April 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

I love Mexican Picadillo! I use it to fill empanadas, chiles rellenos, tamales, tacos, stuffed potatoes list is endless, so tasty and so many uses. Place a spoonful of picadillo into a hot corn tortilla. Voilá! An instant (and delicious) taco.

Sab April 21, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Definitely tacos – crunchy tacos that is, none of that soft taco nonsense ;)

Julia Mason April 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

I cant live without spicy pulled pork and sour cream tacos, it’s my favorite Mexican food dream!

Vanessa April 21, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Quesadillas because they’re easy to make and everyone loves them

Sonya April 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Guacamole! I just love love love guacamole, especially when made with heaps of fresh coriander!

Judy P. April 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm

I love beef tacos jam-packed with kidney beans, chilli, onion, cheese and LOADS of sour cream!

james pizzey April 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

has to be tacos love them the whole family enjoy preparing and eating them

Michelle April 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm

Love Chicken Fajitas because they are delicious!

Ryan H April 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Has to be Spicy Chicken Tostadas because its got a tasty kick of heat and chicken that melts in your mouth.

Charlotte B April 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Chicken, Chili and Cheese Quesadillas as they are great for both lunch and dinner and pack a lot of heat which I adore.

Gabriella H April 21, 2017 at 7:17 pm

I love Pinto Bean Salsa Salad as its great for all sorts of occasions. Whether its a healthy snack, to take a long to a bbq or to add to a meal of chicken.

Arnie April 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Hot tamales in a red hot! Fortunate to have lived in Texas and love Tex/Mex food.

Candice Milner April 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Tacos are a favourite at my house. They taste amazing and are one of the few meals I can guarantee will all get eaten. Everyone can put on theirs what they like. My kids like to keep theirs more basic, my husband loves to add hot sauce. Everyone is happy when it’s Taco Night.

Rebecca Jayne April 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Mexican beef salad with beans – quick, easy, healthy and tasty!

Nat April 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Mmmm when I hear the word mexican I think of two things, nachos and Brad Pitt. Yum and more yum!

Karina Lee April 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

I love beef nachos with heaps of cheese and sour cream!

Dianne Kitson April 21, 2017 at 10:23 pm

There is nothing better than fajitas, so tasty and versatile, everyone can have theirs however they want and with sides/dips like salsa, guacamole and queso – everything is delicious, fresh and healthy! Only other addition to make it perfect is great friends and margaritas! Thanks!

Jane Meed April 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

Burritos are my favourite – just so so tasty – like a warm hug inside :)

Ronald Harwood April 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Quesadillas, they’re sloppy amazing goodness with a slight crunch.

Cameron Knox April 21, 2017 at 11:37 pm

My favourite has got to be a beautiful burrito. nothing compares!

Tuan Nguyen April 21, 2017 at 11:52 pm

The best paella dish that I ever had was while backpacking in Mexico. My mate’s parents cook a mean Mexican Paella, served with plenty of local spices, tiger prawns, mussels, laughter, oodles of saffron, lots of sauces like guacamole a salsa, squeeze of lemon, complete with plenty of heated passion and round robin taste testing. The spontaneous flavour intensifies as time goes, allowing the flavour to sizzle. Enjoy with a glass of Chardonnay Casa Grande… heaven!

Jane Meed April 21, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Burritos are my favourite – so so tasty – like a warm hug inside :)

Sarah April 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Chicken enchiladas are my favourite.

jane gardam April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

When we out at Mexican I always have the Burrito Del Mar which has lovely creamy prawns in it, but am also very partial to a quesadilla or two. In fact I love all mexican food !


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