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Horizontal image of a row of grilled corn on a rectangular white plate next to fresh limes on a colorful towel.

Elote Antojitos (Mexican Street Corn)

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x


Grilled elote antojitos are Mexican street corn magic. Once you’ve tried this tasty recipe, you won’t want to eat corn any other way again.



For the Corn:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Cotija cheese (or Parmesan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or Tajin Clásico Chile Lime Seasoning, plus more to taste (optional) 
  • 68 ears fresh corn, shucked

For Serving:

  • Lime wedges
  • Hot sauce
  • Freshly chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat (approximately 325˚F).
  2. Pour melted butter into a shallow wide-mouthed dish. 
  3. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, grated cheese, and chili flakes or chili lime seasoning.
  4. Roast corn on the grill for 7-10 minutes, turning occasionally throughout, until lightly charred all over.
  5. Remove corn from grill and roll corn cobs in melted butter. Spread cobs with mayonnaise mixture. 
  6. Serve with lime wedges, extra red pepper flakes or Tajin seasoning, and hot sauce.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Mexican street corn, elote antojitos, mayonnaise, Cotija