Essential Cooking Tools for Making Tex-Mex at Home

Posted in Food and Fun, Tex Mex Recipes

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If you love to cook, then chances are, you’ve fantasized—at least once—about having an enormous, extensively-stocked kitchen with every tool that a chef could ever need (or want). Some dishes are difficult, frustrating, or even impossible to make without the right equipment, and many others can be improved exponentially when certain utensils enter the fray. Tex-Mex cuisine is no exception …

Chorizo: Your New Favorite Tex Mex Brunch Entree

Posted in Family dining, Tex Mex Recipes


Like avocados, chorizo is one of those Tex-Mex staples that has seemingly surged in popularity in the last few years. Every day, more and more people are trying chorizo for the first time and discovering that they love it, but the dish’s funny-sounding name and interesting texture can lead to confusion—sometimes with hilarious results.

Dining Tex-Mex When You Have Dietary Restrictions

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No matter what kind of food you’re craving, eating out when you have dietary restrictions can be tough. Allergies, intolerances, ethical concerns—whatever the problem is, finding foods that you can safely and happily enjoy may require you to do extra research, ask questions, and/or make plans in advance. Fortunately, Tex-Mex has something for everyone, and that includes people who have …

Weekends are Made for Brunchers

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Dear Readers, today’s post must begin with a confession: Mattito’s is an avid supporter of brunch. Eating brunch, making brunch plans, the whole concept of brunch…we love it. But does that news really surprise anyone? After all, it’s very hard for a person to actively dislike brunch. Not when it comes with the following perks, anyway:

“Mexican” Foods They Don’t Have in Mexico

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes


Not too long ago, we discussed the core ingredients of a Tex-Mex meal. And in that post, we acknowledged that many Tex-Mex ingredients are much more common in America than they are in Mexico. Well, some Tex-Mex foods are entirely American inventions—though they may have been inspired by traditional dishes, they’ve wandered pretty far from their roots! Here are four …

The Best Cities to Dine Tex-Mex

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For many people, one of the best parts of traveling is getting to try new restaurants and eateries that they just don’t have “back home.” And when you’re traveling through Texas specifically, one thing is certain: great Tex-Mex food is never too hard to find.

Some great tex-mex recipes for cinco de mayo

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April is more than halfway over, and May will soon be upon us. That can only mean one thing: Cinco de Mayo! This holiday is a great opportunity to appreciate Mexican culture, whether it’s by studying history, attending music and dance recitals, viewing artwork, or—of course—eating traditional food! Many folks are content to just patronize Tex-Mex restaurants on May fifth, …