Different Kinds of Fish Used in Tex-Mex Cooking

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When most people think about the proteins associated with Tex-Mex food, their minds drift to beef, pork, or even chicken. Fish, however, usually doesn’t get much attention. While it’s true that seafood entrées are much more common in Cal-Mex establishments than they are in Tex-Mex restaurants, pescetarians shouldn’t dismiss Tex-Mex cuisines outright. It’s 2018, and the vast majority of places …

Cinco de Mayo 2018

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Where did the time go? We’re quickly making our way through April and will soon be in May. But hopefully, y’all already know that means: Cinco de Mayo! That’s right; on Saturday, May 5th, Mattito’s will be joining the rest of the Metroplex in celebrating the history and cultural contributions of Mexican-Americans in the United States. This year, we’re going …

Ideas for a Backyard Graduation Fiesta

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May and June will soon be upon us, and for many students, this means only one thing: graduation! After putting in years of work at high school, college, or some other educational institution, it will be time to look back on your accomplishments and celebrate how far you’ve come. And nothing quite says “celebration” like a Tex-Mex themed party with …

How to Get Spring Break Ready with Tex-Mex

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Spring has sprung, and that means that Spring Break is right around the corner. While many folks will be heading out of town for some well-deserved rest and relaxation, others will be enjoying a “staycation” right here in the DFW metroplex. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have fun with friends and family, though—especially if you host …

Which is Healthier? Margarita on the Rocks, Frozen Sangria Swirl, or Beer?

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Alright, cards on the table: how many folks made a new year’s resolution to “be healthier” in 2018? We’re willing to bet at least some of our readers made such a pledge on January 1st. To be fair, it’s not a bad goal—it’s just a bit vague. For example, when you say you want to be healthier, do you mean …

Winter Holiday Traditions in Mexico

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Folks, it’s time once again to broaden our horizons! Back in October, we discussed Día de Los Muertos. The purpose of that post was to explain some traditions associated with this often-misunderstood holiday. Well, with Christmas right around the corner, we figured we’d take another educational jaunt south of the border. Read on to learn about Christmas traditions in Mexico—specifically, …

How to Take your Quesadillas to The Next Level

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As far as Tex-Mex favorites go, it doesn’t get much simpler than the humble quesadilla. In its most basic form, this dish consists of only two ingredients: two tortillas (or one tortilla folded in half) and a handful of shredded cheese. Melt the cheese inside the tortilla, cut it into wedges if you’d like, and that’s it. They’re warm, they’re …

Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon

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Picture this: you’re at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, trying to figure out what you want to eat…and suddenly, a server walks by with a plate of sizzling, perfectly grilled fajitas. The sound and scent create a veritable siren song that grabs your attention and refuses to let go.

Different Kinds of Cheeses Used in Tex-Mex Cooking

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One of the major differences between authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex food is the presence of cheese.  Americans love cheese—and we really love to add a lot of it to our Tex-Mex food!  But there are many, many varieties of cheese in this world. If you’re reading the menu at a Tex-Mex restaurant and an entrée is said to come …