Unleash Your Inner Tex Mex

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Tex-Mex cooking comes from a rich Spanish and Native American tradition. Before Texas became part of the United States, Native Americans lived there for thousands of years, and after that, it was inhabited by the Spanish. In fact, the area was called New Spain. Even after Mexico became independent, it had strong ties with Texas. It is this rich and …

Quick Tips to Help You Find a Great Tex Mex Restaurant

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Whether you’re new to an area or just visiting from out of town, when you want great Tex Mex food you’re at a bit of a disadvantage because you don’t know whether a restaurant is good or not. It may say it’s great in its advertising, but how can you know if it what it says is true? We’ve put …

Easter Celebrations in Mexico

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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

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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 …