Authentic Mexican dishes are because they carry many vitamins and are generally low in fat. America has fattened up the Mexican dishes making them not a good choice. If you want to go out to eat, try avoiding the major Mexican food chain restaurants. Find a restaurant that serves authentic dishes. It is healthier and will taste even better knowing you are giving your body good foods. The usual herbs that they use in Mexican cuisine are chili, onion, oregano, cinnamon, garlic, cilantro, epazote and cocoa.