Easter Traditions in Mexico

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Pascua is what Mexico residents call Easter and some would argue that it’s a more important religious holiday in Mexico than is Christmas. Mexicans celebrate Easter with a combination of Christian and native indigenous traditions and rituals, mirroring the country’s Spanish and indigenous history. Christian missionaries – during the time when Mexico was a Spanish colony – allowed indigenous peoples …

The Americanization of Mexican Food

Posted in Food and Fun


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 …

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 …

Sunday Brunch and Champagne — What More Can You Ask?

Posted in Family dining

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People are picky. That goes double when you have a big group. No matter how hard you try, sometimes it can feel impossible to please everyone. At least that’s the way it tends to go down in our family. It’s one of the main reasons why when we have a hungry breakfast crew to feed we’re looking for a family …

People love Mattito’s on Yelp!

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Have you checked out our reviews on Yelp? Yelp is a great website for finding local restaurants and reading member reviews. You can check out photos, menus, and other vital information- however, we like it for the useful, often funny and sometimes ingenious reviews. There are several for Mattito’s, usually mentioning our Bob Armstrong queso, our chocolate fountain and our …

Cinco De Mattito’s – Frisco:

Posted in News & Events

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The celebration continues for the second year at Mattito’s Frisco, which opened June 2008 at 6129 Main Street. Radio station KLAK (97.5FM) will broadcast live from 4:00pm-7:00pm and will give away a trip for two to Mexico the following morning on-air – only contest participants that register at Mattito’s are eligible to win. A salsa band officially kicks off the …