Spanish Cuisine’s Influence on Tex Mex Food

Posted in History

That Tex Mex dish you enjoy so much at Mattito’s? You can thank Spain – partly – for it! Tex Mex food actually comes to us from Mexico, but it wouldn’t be the food we love today without some influence from Spain. How? Spain colonized Mexico through the early 1500s to 1821. Naturally, Spaniards brought their culture’s foods with them, …

How Tex Mex Food Can Blast Away the Mid-Winter Blues

Posted in Food and Fun, Healthy Eating

While winter here in Texas doesn’t get as cold as it does in Minnesota or Massachusetts, it can ice up on some winter days in some parts of the Lone Star State. Regardless, it does get darker earlier in the winter months than in the heady days of summer. It often is more cloudy/gloomy. Also, when it’s dark at 5 …

How Tex Mex Differs from Traditional Mexican Food

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Tex Mex food often is used to describe Mexican food in restaurants today. But real Mexican food – that which is found in Mexico – is quite a bit different from the cuisine we refer to as Tex Mex. The food we serve here at Mattito’s, got its start from the Tejano culture that’s so vibrant here in Texas. (Tejanos …

How Mexico Celebrates Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just a U.S. day of celebrating romance; residents of Mexico also celebrate the day in a big way. Celebrated on February 14, the day (known as Dia de San Valentin and El Dia del Amor y la Amistad, “the day of love and friendship), is celebrated similarly as it is here in the U.S., with friends and …