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In Honor of St. Patrick’s Day: A Tex-Mex Stew

Ireland is famous the world over for its Irish stew, a traditional folk dish. There is some disagreement over the required ingredients, but it usually consists of lamb, potatoes, carrots, onions, and parsley. People began cooking the dish back around 1800. Read the rest of this entry »

Unleash Your Inner Tex Mex

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 varied history that helped to create the kind of food we call Tex-Mex today. The word Tex-Mex actually began as a term to describe the Texas and Mexican Railroad. Then Tex-Mex came to describe the people of Mexican ancestry living in Texas. They were also known as Tejaños. And the name also came to describe the kind of food they made as well.

Dallas Tex Mex restaurant

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Quick Tips to Help You Find a Great Tex Mex Restaurant

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 together a short list of tips to help you find a really good Tex Mex restaurant, wherever you may be.

Dallas Tex Mex restaurant

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Easter Celebrations in Mexico

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 Easter Sunday is known in Mexico as Semana Santa (Holy Week), which starts on Palm Sunday (known as Domingo de Ramos) to Easter Sunday (Domingo de Pascua). However, many school children have two weeks off during this time, so both the week before and the week after often are said to make up the Semana Santa holiday celebrations.

This two-week break often makes up a Spring Break for residents of Mexico. Like many Americans celebrating their own Spring Break, many Mexicans head to the beach at this time, so be prepared if you find yourself heading to the country’s gorgeous beaches the weeks before and after Easter.


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How Tex Mex Differs from Traditional Mexican Food

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 are people of Mexican or even Spanish heritage who lived in Texas before it became a republic). Immigrants from northern Mexico also played a big role in the emergence of Tex Mex food.

Most people referred to the cuisine simply as Mexican food until about the 1970s, when the term Tex Mex rose in Texas to distinguish American “Mexican” cuisine from the cuisine eaten in Mexico.


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3102 Oaklawn Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 526-8181
6129 main street Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 872-3411 Hours: Mon-Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm Fri-Sat 11:00am - 11:00pm Categories: Mexican