5 Avocado Health Benefits You Didn’t Know About

Top-down view of an avocado sliced in half on grey background. Bowl of guacamole nearby.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…]

What is Al Pastor?

Al pastor meat cooking on spit in front of fire. Man with knife ready to carve meatAl 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…]

The City of Mexicali, Mexico

Mexicali Mexican RestaurantIt’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…]

A Mexican New Year

Mexicali Fresh Mex GrillWhen 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?
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The History of Mexican Tortillas

Mexicali Fresh Mex GrillWhen walking down the bread isle of the grocery store you can find an assortment of different tortilla shells ranging in size, ingredients even different health benefits! How did the tortilla, which originated in Mexico, become one of the top bread products sold in the United States? [Read more…]

Mexican Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolución)

Mexicali Fresh Mex GrillEvery year on the third Monday of November, Revolution Day (or Dia de la Revolución) is celebrated in Mexico, marking the start of what became the Mexican Revolution. [Read more…]

Mexican Food History

Mexicali Fresh Mex GrillEverything in this world has its own bit of history. The sidewalk you walk on, the building you work in, the house you live in, even the air molecules you breathe have been around for years upon years. The same goes for the food we eat, every chomp we take out of a dish is a bite out of history. This is not only speaks to the history of the ingredients themselves, but the history of the recipe and customs that went into making the dish. While food from every culture has an incredible backstory, Mexican cuisine is one of the most historic cuisines the world has to offer, and this history is evident in every dish. [Read more…]

Mexican Stir Fry

Mexican Stir Fry - Mexicali Fresh Mex 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.

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Mexican Burger Recipe

Mexican Burger Recipe - Mexicali Fresh Mex 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.

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Chimichanga Recipe

Mexicali Fresh Mex, CT, MAThe chimichanga is not only delicious, but is also an incredibly fun word to pronounce. Saying “chimichanga” is almost as enjoyable as eating one. And for as much love as chimichangas get nationwide, what is a chimichanga, and where did it come from? [Read more…]