Avocados are most well-known for their place in our hearts and on our tables when game day rolls around… nothing beats a good guac. But, according to World’s Healthiest Foods, avocados are secret super foods with health benefits that go beyond vitamins and minerals. [Read more…]
Al pastor is a dish is popular in Central Mexico. Not to be confused with the spit-grilled shawarma of Lebanese culture, Al pastor meat is typically pork-based in nature and is marinated in a combination of dried chilies, spices, and pineapple. [Read more…]
It’s time to get back to our roots! The name of our restaurant actually originates from a city of the same name in the state of Baja California, Mexico.
Mexico is comprised of 31 states, not including the Federal District. Of all the states, Baja California is the northernmost and westernmost. Within it lays Mexicali, one of the state’s northernmost cities that is just over two hours from the US’s San Diego, California. [Read more…]
When the clock strikes twelve, we throw our hands in the air, scream and shout, and drink glasses of champagne to ring in the New Year. This may be an American tradition, but what happens during the Mexican New Year?
Everyone loves a good stir fry. They are delicious and can be customized in so many ways. You can decide what (if any) meat the dish is based around, what vegetables get included, and even the spices you add for flavoring. No matter of one’s taste buds or preferences, there is a stir fry ready for their enjoyment.
Yes, the hamburger is an American dish. No one would ever want to take the heart of American Cuisine away from the land of the free and the home of the brave. So while the burger’s roots will always remain in the USA, the dish has migrated globally. All cultures are adding their spin on the hamburger, including those south of our border.
The empanada has never gained the popularity of the taco, burrito, and quesadilla on the national American stage. However, to the authentic Mexican foodie, the empanada is simultaneously a treat and a staple. The empanada is made of dough and is usually filled with a tasty meat (ground beef, sausage, chicken, or steak). It will also often include onions, beans or rice, and vegetables and is baked until it reaches pure golden perfection. The empanada is loaded with flavor and will probably become a favorite for those loving Mexican food.
There is nothing that makes meat delicious like a good marinade. Dry, bland meat is not usually too appetizing, but a meat that has been marinated in a tasty Mexican marinade is a different story. Marinades are a brilliant way to season food as they are require little preparation—just stir the ingredients and soak the meat.
Originally from the city of Pueblo, chile rellenos are a delicious work of art. This delicious chile rellenos (which literally means “stuffed chile”) recipe features pasilla chiles grilled and charred to perfection, stuffed with queso fresco cheese, and covered in a tasty egg batter. Like many Mexican recipes, adding rice and beans as a side dish will add some complementing flavors and texture.
The burrito might be the perfect food. You can customize it with many variations of meats, vegetables, spices, and herbs. The burrito can be a vegetarian or a meat lover’s meal. They can be eaten at restaurants, at your home, or even on-the-go. You can have it spicy or bland, depending on your preference. Finally, the burrito can be eaten at any time of the day. Normally thought of as a lunch or dinner option, burritos are good any time of the day.