Vegan Tacos: 2 Recipes

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes

If you are a vegan and avoid any type of meat, that doesn’t mean you have to give up great Tex-Mex cooking. Tex-Mex features a wide variety of vegetables as well, enough to satisfy even the most particular of vegans. As an example, here are two recipes for vegan tacos.

3 Things the Irish Have in Common with Mexican Citizens

Posted in Holidays

As St. Patrick’s Day draws near, we thought we’d discuss the commonalities between the Irish and Mexican citizens. At first glance, you wouldn’t think they would have a lot in common. After all, Mexicans live in a partly tropical country in North America, while the Irish live on an island thousands of miles away on the northwest – and much …

3 Ways to Make Your Tex Mex Dishes Tastier

Posted in Healthy Eating

Tex Mex dishes are fairly easy to make, yet even the easiest of recipes can be improved upon. Take a look below for three ways we know to make sure the Tex Mex food you prepare at home is as tasty as it can be. Always use the freshest of vegetables. This holds true for any dish with veggies, of …

Why Tex Mex is Becoming More and More Popular

Posted in Food and Fun

Tex Mex cuisine is traditional Mexican fare that’s been “reworked” by Mexican immigrants (called Tejanos years ago) who moved to Texas in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They naturally brought the food they loved with them, and it has evolved over the years to the cuisine we now call Tex Mex. Many Tex Mex foods, in fact, never came …

The Best Ways to Work More Tex Mex into Your Diet in 2016

Posted in Family dining, Food and Fun

Borrowing from the classic Blue Diamond Almonds television ad of 1986: eat just one more Tex Mex meal a month, that’s all we ask. Truthfully, here at Mattito’s, we’d love it if you’d visited us once a month. If you already do, we’d love it twice as much if you visited one of our locations twice a month! But even …

Master the Art of Tortilla Making

Posted in Family dining, Mexican Food Recipes

If you’ve never treated yourself to eating tortillas warm off the griddle (smother them in butter for best effect), then you’ve deprived yourself of one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. The combination of the chewy tortilla smothered in butter that’s melting nicely due to the warm tortilla is far more comforting than a meal of meatloaf and mashed potatoes and …

How to Find the Best Tex Mex Food in Your Town

Posted in Food and Fun

When it comes to Tex Mex food, aficionados know a great restaurant when they taste its food. But if you’re not someone “in the know” when it comes to great Tex Mex cuisine, how can you know when a restaurant is tops at preparing these delicious dishes. To help you, we’ve put together a short “cheat sheet” of sorts to help …

Make the Ultimate Margarita

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes, Summer, Tex Mex Recipes

They may not be true Mexican drinks, but thank goodness someone north of the border invented the margarita – so refreshing on a broiling day, so tasty!   In order to make sure you serve up the ultimate margarita, begin with the tequila. This is the main ingredient and so you need to pay the most attention to the tequila.

Easter Celebrations in Mexico

Posted in Holidays

Easter in Mexico is one of the most important religious holidays of the year; many consider it to be more important than Christmas because Easter is considered such within the Catholic faith. Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geographia (INEGI) reports that almost 90 percent of Mexican practice Catholicism. Hence, Easter’s importance within the country. The week leading up to …

How Tex Mex Differs from Traditional Mexican Food

Posted in Food and Fun

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 …