Which is Healthier? Margarita on the Rocks, Frozen Sangria Swirl, or Beer?

Posted in Food and Fun

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Alright, cards on the table: how many folks made a new year’s resolution to “be healthier” in 2018? We’re willing to bet at least some of our readers made such a pledge on January 1st. To be fair, it’s not a bad goal—it’s just a bit vague. For example, when you say you want to be healthier, do you mean …

Cooking with Cast Iron: a Tex-Mex Chef’s Secret Weapon

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes

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Picture this: you’re at your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, trying to figure out what you want to eat…and suddenly, a server walks by with a plate of sizzling, perfectly grilled fajitas. The sound and scent create a veritable siren song that grabs your attention and refuses to let go.

All About Dia de Los Muertos

Posted in Holidays

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While many folks are gearing up to celebrate Halloween at the end of the month, there’s another fall holiday right around the corner: Día de Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” Día de Los Muertos is observed from October 31st to November 2nd, and though Americans are slightly more aware of this event now than they were in decades …

Ghost Peppers, The “Spookiest” Tex Mex Ingredient Ever

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes


With Halloween fast approaching, we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a decidedly spooky ingredient that’s been turning heads in the culinary world for the last decade or so. Though they’re not native to Texas or Mexico, ghost peppers have gained popularity among Tex Mex connoisseurs due to their incredible heat—and thus their ability to produce new, “extreme” takes …

Spanish Words That Every Tex Mex Lover Should Know

Posted in History


Today, we’re going to discuss some Spanish words and phrases that commonly appear on the menus at Tex Mex restaurants.  But since long lists of facts can be a bit boring, we’re going to spice things up a bit.  Get out a writing utensil and a piece of scratch paper, because it’s time for a multiple-choice vocabulary quiz!

Preparing Tex Mex in a Slow Cooker

Posted in Tex Mex Recipes

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Let’s talk about slow cookers. These handy little devices, commonly referred to as “Crock-Pots” (though that name is actually trademarked), have been part of American culinary culture since the 1970s. Now, when the topic of slow cooking comes up, people tend to think of pot roasts or casseroles.

The Best Twists on Queso

Posted in Mexican Food Recipes

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Queso is absolutely a quintessential Tex-Mex entrée; nothing quite says, “Let’s get this party started!” like a big bowl of ooey, gooey, savory cheese dip surrounded by baskets of tortilla chips. Whether you’re a fan of dipping individual chips into the community queso bowl or dumping a handful of chips onto your plate and then smothering them all with a …

Tex Mex Entrees for Sandwich Lovers

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Sandwiches were invented with convenience and portability in mind. Those characteristics, paired with their ease of preparation and sheer diversity of customization options, make them a popular meal all around the world. But when people think of Tex Mex foods, sandwiches usually don’t make the cut. Simply put, if a place bills itself as a Tex Mex eatery, you’re far …

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Cocktail Combinations for Brunch

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One of the main reasons that Mattito’s truly loves brunch is because the food and drink options are nearly endless. You’re able to order breakfast or lunch entrées, and while non-alcoholic thirst-quenchers are always available, diners are allowed—even encouraged!—to “have a drink” during daylight hours.