This Thanksgiving I will be thankful for a number of things, but none more important than my family. Your family is, of course, an extension of yourself, and when you can’t help yourself, they are there to help you, as my family has done for me so many times.
When I have experienced difficulties at work, I knew that my family would be there. When I suffered an automobile accident, they came to assist me. When I was ill, they were there to provide comfort. When I felt that others were against me, I knew that I could turn to my family for peace and strength. This Thanksgiving, I will be able to share my thankfulness with members of my family at the same time I offer my thankfulness to them.
I am thankful for my career, which has blossomed over the years. I am fortunate that the education I received so many decades ago has not gone to waste, and that I am instead able to use the knowledge gained during those years of school to achieve and maintain a profitable career. Higher education can be costly, but what it offers in return will pay back the investment made many times over.
Finally, I am thankful for my health, which has been remarkably good over the years and will hopefully remain that way long into the future. Your health is part of you, and when it goes bad, it affects everything else in your life. I know others around me who have experienced serious illnesses, from which some never recovered. I owe my good health to the fact that I take care of myself by watching my diet and, of course, by not smoking.
Family, career and health. These are the things for which I will be giving thanks this Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year?
As midnight on October 31 draws near, people everywhere prepare to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. This festive event is one of our favorite occasions at Mattito’s. That’s because we love any excuse to enjoy our favorite food and drinks while also sharing stories about our loved ones who have passed on.
The celebration of Dia de los Muertos can be traced back thousands of years. Its observance is closely connected to the Mexican tradition of choosing to celebrate the lives lived by those who have passed on rather than fearing death. To that end, the way that we celebrate the Day of the Dead now means plenty of festivity and fun rather than being a somber occasion.
From midnight on October 31 through November 2, those who observe the holiday believe that the souls of the departed are allowed to wander close to the places they once lived. To celebrate the homecoming, elaborate altars are constructed and special foods are prepared. It is during this holiday that pan de muerto is served and sugar skulls are used as decoration. Friends and family gather at the grave sites of deceased loved ones to drink, feast and tell tales that seem to bring the departed one back to life.
Celebrants leave la ofrenda, or offerings, at the cemetery. These are often preferred food and drinks that were a favorite of the loved one. These offerings are meant to draw the souls nearer while the colorful zempasuchitl, a yellow flower like a marigold, marks the pathway to the grave.
At Mattito’s, we like to think we specialize in bringing families together every day. Whether it’s the Day of the Dead or just an ordinary Tuesday, we’ll always be offering superior food and drink in a convivial atmosphere.
Birthday Parties at Mattito’s
Are you looking for the perfect location for you to celebrate your next birthday party? Then come on down to Mattito’s, and have yourself a birthday fiesta for the whole family to enjoy!
Located in the Texas and Frisco areas, Mattito’s Tex-Mex cuisine is the perfect meal for your next party! We are happy to meet your birthday party dining needs, and offer a variety of our award winning food, from Baja Chicken Skewers and Brisket Tacos, to our signature Carne Asada y Enchilada, as well as our special kids’ menu for children 12 and under. Of course, we also have drinks for the older crowd (not to mention our happy hour deals, to go with them).
We have party rooms available for rental, which can accommodate a birthday gathering of any size, from a family affair of twenty guests to a lavish soirée of over two hundred of your friends and relations. Celebrate in style in any of our restaurants’ private rooms, or our extravagant outdoor patio.
In addition to our spacious banquet halls, we also offer catering services for all your private events and parties, at prices starting as low as $7.99 per person. Our catering services include china plates, stainless steel flatware, buffet tables, and even festive decor, in addition to a special selection of our award winning Tex-Mex cuisine: let us bring the party to YOU! All you have to do is tell us where to be, and we’ll take care of the rest, so that you too can enjoy the festivities with your guests.
To book an event with us, or for more information on how you can celebrate your next birthday party the Mattito’s way, contact us online, or stop by any of our restaurant locations in the Dallas and Frisco areas.
Birthdays in Mexico are more than just another day, they are are a time for great celebration. Families, both from near and far, get together along with friends and neighbors for a day of great festivities and traditions. One tradition that is very important for Mexican culture, is the pinata. The pinata is a clay pot or figure of paper machie decorated and built to look like a particular festive object or animal. It symbolizes happiness and joy and is therefore crafted with bright colors and filled with candies, treats, and small toys. Party goers take turns trying to hit and break open the pinata in order to enjoy its spoils.
Another important tradition celebrated during birthdays in Mexico, is the tradition of food, most importantly the birthday cake. A great meal is created to honor the person’s birthday. Common foods for a birthday party are arroz con leche (Mexican rice pudding), tortillas with salsa, churros, caramel flan, and taquitos (rolled tacos). Drinks are also important, tequilas and margaritas are usually enjoyed in celebration. Our catering service can provide a delicious feast along with drinks for your family and friends to enjoy.
For birthdays in Mexico, the cake is a central part of traditions. The chanting of the song “La Mordida,” meaning the Bribe, is typically done as the individual for whom the party is for takes the first bite of the cake with their hands tied behind their back. The individual’s friends and family watches, enjoying the humor of the situation. Getting together friends and family are the most important part of birthday celebrations in Mexico, so location is a vital aspect of the celebration. Our party room would be an ideal place to house your friends and family for your next birthday celebration.
Summer is about over. School is upon us. It is hard to give up on the fun-filled days of summer. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to prolong that carefree feeling one more night before heading back to school?
A great way to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of a new school year would be to gather your family and friends together and head out to Mattito’s Mexican Restaurant for an evening of good food and camaraderie.
Mattito’s will let you get that Mexican food fix without much strain on your pocketbook. You can order off of the menu from a variety of Mexican dishes. There is also a special brunch buffet on Sundays with an array of omelets, enchiladas, a quesadillas bar, and much more.
If you have an impromptu gathering or party, they will accommodate with a special lunch or dinner menu suited for a crowd at a special price. They offer a kid’s menu as well. Vegetarian dishes are also available.
Perhaps you are planning a party or have an event coming up. Catering is available at reasonable prices. They will deliver the food hot and ready with disposable dishes and utensils so clean up will be a breeze.
Maybe you have an impromptu party that needs some special attention in the food category. This is not a problem. There is a special party menu with the same catering services offered at great prices.
With locations in the Dallas, Las Colinas, and Fresco areas, you are sure to find a location close to you. So why wait? Gather your friends and head out to Mattito’s to celebrate the end of summer and a new beginning. Back to school will be so much easier after a great meal at the best Mexican restaurant in Texas!
My favorite salsa recipe includes cheese and sausage. It is not the traditional salsa that only has chunks of tomatoes, peppers and onions. I begin with a small box of Velveeta cheese, and I put this in a crock pot on low heat. As the cheese melts, I add a cup of whole milk. It is important to keep the heat on low because the cheese will begin to burn with the milk if it is on high. While the block of cheese is melting, I brown one pound of sausage in small pieces. My family likes the hot kind, but you can use your favorite. As the sausage browns, I add one package of shredded cheddar cheese and one package of shredded triple cheese blend to the crock pot. I also slice a jalapeno and add it in as well. If you like peppers and onions, then only add a small amount because the spices from the sausage will give the salsa a kick.
As the cheese melts, I stir it about every five minutes. This keeps it from sticking to the bottom of the crock pot. Don’t put the lid on the pot because the moisture in the cheese is not good. I drain the sausage and add it to the cheese when it is almost melted. Blend the sausage into the cheese. I normally leave the mixture in the crock pot on a low heat while we are eating it with traditional tortilla chips, but if it is a party, I pour it into a festive bowl.
Bienvenido! Welcome! We are the premiere restaurant for delicious, authentic Tex-Mex fare. All of our Mattitos restaurants feature the kinds of traditional dishes that make Tex-Mex dining the uniquely delightful experience it should be. We strive to make each salad, soup, appetizer, entree and desert the perfect example of authentic Tex-Mex dining.
In addition to our fine in-house dining, we will also provide quality catering for your wedding reception, class reunion or family reunion. We can bring our extraordinary catering services to any small or large gathering. We offer the same inspired dishes with the addition of traditional Mexican festive fun and flair. We will supply all the details you and your guests need: tables, tableware, cloth napkins, chafing dishes and of course the festive décor.
For a quick and easy party delivery, we will supply the same delicious dishes we offer for standard catering. For an easy, hassle-free party experience, we offer convenient, disposable tableware. You and your amigos and amigas will have the best Tex-Mex available in North Texas. We provide all the Tex-Mex goodies you expect with reasonable pricing that will delight you.
Don’t forget Cinco de Mayo! We celebrate Cinco de Mayo like nobody else!
If you prefer to have your fiesta or event here in one of our cool, comfortable Mattitos establishments, we offer our beautiful private party rooms. We will gladly accommodate from 20 to 200 guests, and ensure that your event will be a superb success. Exquisite, traditional, festive décor will accent the fine Mexican cuisine. As with all our services, in-house catering for parties and events is available in any of our four great locations. Bring your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, birthday, family reunion or any special occasion to Mattitos and discover what award-winning, traditional Tex-Mex dining is all about. Olé!
Summer has arrived, and it’s time to enjoy some summer fun with friends and family. What better way to kick-off the summer than a visit to Mattito’s for original Tex-Mex cuisine and your favorite summer drinks. There is a great happy hour every Monday – Friday from 3-6 PM. You can enjoy $3 beer, $3 Ritas, free appetizers and some fantastic summer drinks. Here are a few summer favorites:
A favorite Mexican cocktail is the margarita which offers a refreshing cool taste on a hot summer day. The delicate balance of tequila mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice, a key ingredient, creates a tart flavor that’s great served frozen or on the rocks. Topped off with a salt-rimmed glass and lime wedge, the margarita is a happy hour favorite for everyone.
Sangria, made with wine and chopped fruit, is another refreshing favorite drink at Mattito’s. Wine is mixed with various fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, apples, peaches, berries, pineapple and mango, then a sweetener like sugar, honey or orange juice is added. Served chilled with ice in a large pitcher, sangria is the perfect party cocktail for a night out with friends.
Who doesn’t love cold beer on a hot summer afternoon? It’s great for any party, celebration or casual meeting over lunch. Mattito’s offers a good selection of both domestic and imported bottle beer that’s the perfect combination with Tex-Mex cuisine and nachos. Whether it’s cocktails with friends at happy hour, dinner with the family, or Sunday brunch with the kids, you can’t go wrong with a good cold beer.
So what are you waiting for? Summer is officially here. It’s time to gather up the family or call some friends and jump start the summer season with a great Tex-Mex meal and one of your favorite summer drinks.
The best party day of the summer is the Fourth of July, and the best party location is Mattito’s Tex-Mex restaurant. Nothing beats a full-on fiesta to celebrate your independence from work and your freedom to play. They have all the ingredients to make it one hot holiday.
Mattito’s has an award winning menu that includes such delicacies as Baja shrimp alambres and enchiladas de marisco in addition to delicious fajitas, tostadas, and tacos. They also have delicious breakfast items and desserts. It is Tex-Mex heaven and the perfect food paradise for a Fourth of July extravaganza. Drop by for lunch and stay through for dinner. Celebrate all day long with fabulous food, delicious drinks, and warm companionship.
Of course any real celebration requires drink specials, and Mattito’s will have plenty of those to set the party on fire. Want a private celebration? Special rooms are available, so you can celebrate with your own group of family and friends. Want to stay in? They offer catering deals that let them deliver the fun to you, including small dinner parties for groups under ten. No matter how you want to celebrate, they have the biggest holiday of the summer covered.
With locations in Dallas and Frisco, Mattito’s cuisine is available to many fans of Tex-Mex food. Plan your Fourth of July blow out now by contacting the fine staff at the nearest location and make reservations for your dinner, banquet, or other celebration. Then start the countdown to your Fourth of July fiesta.
As one of the biggest cities in Texas, Dallas has a lot to offer its visitors, from its expansive history to its thrill rides. East Dallas has a number of vintage shops and coffeehouses whereas South Dallas offers fairgrounds and parks anybody can enjoy.
Of the various attractions available, many Dallas visitors long to visit the Cowboys Stadium, which is located in Arlington. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park are both popular options for tourists. The Dallas Zoo offers 97 acres of animals for the entire family to enjoy. For the thrill seekers, Zero Gravity offers a handful of thrill rides and Six Flags Over Texas offers many roller coasters.
History is another major component of Dallas culture. In addition to a number of art and history museums, the Sixth Floor Museum stands out as the most intriguing. It is an entire museum dedicated to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy located right in the building Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots.
Food in Dallas is wildly popular among travelers. Mattito’s is known for offering the best Tex Mex in Dallas. This Uptown restaurant was voted as offering the best brunch in Dallas and also has locations in Las Colinas, Forest Lane and Frisco. Beltline Road offers more restaurants per capita than any other location in the country. No matter the craving, Dallas has something to satisfy it.
Traveling to Dallas, whether it is the first time or the fiftieth, can be an adventure, where you choose to get the best Tex Mex in Dallas at Mattito’s or want to explore museums, there is something there for everybody.