With the rising popularity in this country for Latin cuisine, Mexican oregano is gaining recognition for it's subtle differences in taste. Mexican Oregano's taste is a bit more citrusy with subtle hints of lime and it really enhances the flavor of chiles and paprikas. It is frequently called for in chili powders, chili con carne, and various spicy/hot dishes especially the traditional Mexican and Central American moles and rojos. It enhances meat dishes, fish and tomato sauce, and can be used where recipes call for the similar Mexican herb epazote.
Mexican oregano partners well with garlic, chili powder, chipotle chiles, cumin and pepper