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Some of our readers may have done a double-take when they read that last option.  Fair enough, lumpia isn’t a standard Tex-Mex dish.  It’s actually a Filipino snack; lumpia are similar to egg rolls in their composition, and they’re usually served with a vinegary dipping sauce called suka. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Cities to Dine Tex-Mex

For many people, one of the best parts of traveling is getting to try new restaurants and eateries that they just don’t have “back home.” And when you’re traveling through Texas specifically, one thing is certain: great Tex-Mex food is never too hard to find. Read the rest of this entry »

Ask 10 different people what their favorite Tex-Mex food is, and you might end up with 10 different answers. At the same time, though, there are certain ingredients that seem to show up over and over again, regardless of the dish in question. Here are four tried-and-true ingredients that are all but essential for a great Tex-Mex meal: Read the rest of this entry »

Greatest Tex-Mex Appetizers of All Time

When we think about Tex-Mex, we tend to focus on entrées, dinner platters, drinks and even desserts (sopapillas, anyone?). Far too often, appetizers get pushed into the background, cast aside as if they’re not valuable players in this category of cuisine. Well, no more! Today’s post will be all about appetizers. Here are four options that prove that the only thing better than Tex-Mex food is more Tex-Mex food: Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Twists on Margaritas

Is there any beverage that screams Tex-Mex louder than a margarita? Whether your preference is frozen or on the rocks, salt or no salt, by the glass or by the pitcher, there’s just something about a margarita that makes great food taste even better. But just because traditional margaritas are delectable doesn’t mean that they can’t be improved upon, and even the most devout margarita drinkers may want to “mix things up” every once in a while. Here are some ideas to try the next time you (and your friends and/or family) are planning to eat Tex-Mex food: Read the rest of this entry »

How Certain Tex Mex Dishes Got Their Names

Even if you don’t speak Spanish, chances are, you can pronounce and understand a few Spanish words and phrases. And this can be handy when you’re ordering a meal in a Tex-Mex restaurant. After all, you don’t have to know exactly what “pico de gallo” means to know that it’s delicious and you’d like to order a bowl of it! But have you ever wondered how some of these foods got their names? Read the rest of this entry »

Why Our World Would End If Tex-Mex Disappeared

What would happen if you woke up tomorrow morning to find that all Tex-Mex food on Earth had inexplicably disappeared? Read the rest of this entry »

The Hottest Hot Sauces

Chile peppers are part and parcel of Tex-Mex cooking, and some naturally have more of a kick than others.

Some Tex-Mex lovers, however, really like the hot stuff, and add hot sauce to their Tex-Mex to really spice things up. And that’s fine, because spiciness is what makes Tex-Mex great. Read the rest of this entry »

The title may be a little misleading. After all, getting your kids to eat Tex-Mex is hardly work at all! What kid doesn’t love all that gooey cheese, beef, pork, chicken, beans, and salsa? Tex-Mex was practically made for kids. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Questions to Test Your Knowledge of Tex-Mex

You may love eating Tex-Mex, but how much do you know about Tex-Mex cuisine? Here are a few questions to test your Tex-Mex intelligence. Read the rest of this entry »

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