Tequila is fun; there are very few drinks quite as equipped to get a party started. But where does this party enhancer come from? It is easy to see those beautiful tequila bottles and not focus on how the magic fluid got in them, but everything has an origin in this world, and Mexican tequila is no different. So that being said, here is how tequila goes from the wild into your belly. [Read more…]
Although Mexico and the United States share a border of nearly 2,000 miles on the same continent, there are many differences between the two cultures that define and celebrate the heritage of each country. [Read more…]
It’s not really clear where exactly churros came from. The most common theory is that the Portuguese brought them to Europe from their trading trips to the orient. However, it’s also believed the Ming dynasty passed a law that sharing the secrets of the churros ways with foreigners was an offense punishable by death. Somehow the Portuguese were able to replicate the generally idea but never learned the Chinese technique for “pulling the dough.” Instead, they mold their churros in a star shape which is often seen today.
Interested in cooking an authentic Mexican dish? Start with an authentic foundation! Mexican Corn Tortillas can be paired with many traditional dishes such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos, tortilla chips, and many other delicious options. This authentic Mexican corn tortilla recipe is a Mexican cuisine staple that will bring traditional Mexican culture into your home!
Tacos asadas, or steak tacos, are a tasty way to change up from the usual ground beef filling. Switching it up with steak adds a great source of protein as well as an opportunity for different flavors and seasonings. These Mexican steak tacos will add some juiciness and texture to your tacos and go well with some tortilla chips and salsa for a dinner party.
Everyone likes a tasty Mexican Soup. Whether it is a simple black bean soup, a Chicken-Tomatillo Chili, or the elegant sopa de chile ancho (pureed chiles with tortilla strips, julienned pasilla chile, a dash of crema, and a few pieces of avocado), Mexican soups are often incredibly satisfying and not too filling.
Everyone loves a good chili. It is one of those dishes that almost everyone grew up with. It is simple enough to make at home and filling enough to satisfy. This Mexican style chili features chipotle peppers and beef. Chipotle peppers are known for their distinctive smoky flavor which you’ll enjoy in this version.
Flan can be traced back to the cookbooks of the ancient Romans. Today, flan has become known as one of Mexico’s most traditional and treasured desserts. The Romans first prepared flan as a savory dish using ingredients such as eel and peppers. Honey was later introduced to make flan a sweeter treat.
Tamales are one of those quintessential Hispanic foods that can really tie any meal together. It is why here at Acapulcos we offer tamales on two of our combo plates (the Tijuana Combination and Combo Nogales). Although they take time to prepare, tamales are a great addition to many meals.
It is one thing to buy tortilla chips and salsa from the store, but it is entirely different to make them yourself! If you feel like keeping it fresh this summer, try making them at home. Guaranteed fresh, there really is no better way to go than homemade! [Read more…]