## This History of Tequila

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Where did tequila come from? If your immediate answer to that question is “Mexico,” then you’re correct. However, for many Tex-Mex connoisseurs, that single-word response is the extent of our knowledge about tequila’s origins. This drink, which can be enjoyed in shot form or as an ingredient in a variety of different cocktails, has a surprisingly rich backstory. Here’s the …

## How Certain Tex Mex Dishes Got Their Names

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Even if you don’t speak Spanish, chances are, you can pronounce and understand a few Spanish words and phrases. And this can be handy when you’re ordering a meal in a Tex-Mex restaurant. After all, you don’t have to know exactly what “pico de gallo” means to know that it’s delicious and you’d like to order a bowl of it! …

## 4 Fun Facts You Never Knew About Tex-Mex Food

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Like many great cuisines, Tex-Mex has an interesting history. There are many facts about Tex-Mex food that may surprise you because, like most things, Tex -Mex and the way it has been prepared has changed over many years. Here are a few interesting, fun facts about Tex-Mex that you may not know.

## What Your Tex Mex Restaurant Waiter Wishes You Knew

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Let’s say you rarely visit a Tex Mex restaurant (we hope you’ll soon change your mind and visit Mattito’s more often!). So you may not know a lot about Tex Mex cuisine, how it differs (or doesn’t) from Mexican food. So to help you enjoy your next visit to a Tex Mex restaurant even more – and to impress your …

## Trends in Tex Mex Cuisine

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It’s generally hard to predict the future, but when it comes to Tex Mex cuisine, you can count on this today: it’s going to become ever more popular. (Orders for steak fajitas, in fact, increased by 30 percent on “March Madness” basketball game days in 2015.) But what’s going on within Tex Mex cuisine itself? Take a look below for …

## A Short History of the Taco in America

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Tacos have become so popular in the U.S. that it almost seems appropriate to change the well-known saying to “American as Mom, baseball and tacos.” So how did this small meal of beef, beans, chicken, or fish, topped with shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato, spooned between the opening of a curved, crunchy, corn taco come to take over the American …

## Common Misconceptions and Myths About Tex Mex Food

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When you think of Tex Mex food – or even Mexican food – do you think only of beans, tacos and fajitas? Then your knowledge of Tex Mex/Mexican cuisine has some holes in it. Read below for some common misconceptions or even myths about Mexican/Tex Mex foods.