Little Known Facts About Tex-Mex Food

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Let’s say you eat Tex-Mex food fairly often (we know your name here at Mattito’s, for example).

So you’re pretty well versed in all things related to Tex-Mex. You consider yourself something of a Tex-Mex connoisseur.


Let’s have a bit of fun and test your knowledge of Tex-Mex cuisine with some little-known facts about Tex-Mex food, below.

How well do you know your Tex-Mex?

  1. Which demographic gets the credit for originating Tex-Mex cuisine, Tejanos, Aztecs, Mexicans, or the Navajo People?
  2. Tejanos, who are Texans of Mexican descent.

  3. Which is unique to Tex-Mex, tacos, huevos rancheros, taquitos, or fajitas?
  4. Fajitas. Fajitas are a purely Tex-Mex creation; they did not originate in Mexico.


  5. What did the term Tex-Mex originally refer to?
  6. The Texas-Mexican Railway, which was chartered in Texas in 1875.

  7. New Mexico, California, Texas, and Arizona. In which state was Tex-Mex cuisine not developed?
  8. California. Although Tex-Mex food is very popular in Southern California (it tends to be called “Mexican food” there), Tex-Mex cuisine is heavily influenced by the cultures of the other three states that border Mexico (Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico).


  9. Tex-Mex started as a regional cuisine. Is it known around the world?
  10. Yes. Tex Mex food is popular across the globe. Travelers to London, England – and lovers of Tex-Mex – have praised the Texas Embassy Cantina, for example.

Whether you’re a true Tex-Mex aficionado or if you’ve never tried this delicious cuisine before, you owe it to yourself to visit a Mattito’s location near you to try one or more of our dishes. We look forward to serving you!

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