The Americanization of Mexican Food

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Take a look down just about any main thoroughfare in any American town and you’re bound to see at least one Mexican restaurant. From Alaska to Maine, from North Dakota to Louisiana, Mexican food is embraced by just about every person who lives in the U.S. But a lot of what we eat isn’t true Mexican food, at least not …

What is Tex-Mex Food?

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Tex-Mex food is a blend of Anglo (American) food combined with Spanish/Mexican recipes. Tex-Mex as a word or term first appeared in print in dictionaries in the 1940s, which means it was probably used by people for several years before. What is now known as Tex-Mex cuisine has been around for hundreds of years. The first Tex-Mex restaurants appeared in …

Healthy Mexican Food Choices

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Mexican food in Texas isn’t known for its healthy attributes. Most people think of cheese, refried beans and more cheese when they think of Mexican cuisine. While plenty of Mexican food can be laden in saturated fat, sodium and calories, Mexican cuisine can make for some very healthy eating. The secret is making the right dish choices. Read below for …

St. Patrick's Day at Mattitos

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At Mattitos, we offer something special for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The holiday means “green” and good luck, so a number of our dishes have that covered. Our mission is to create a unique Mexican dining experience for all occasions, and our award-winning catering team can put together a top-notch menu for any St. Patrick’s Day party. With an emphasis …