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 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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Mexican Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for a themed gift idea for someone who loves Mexican culture, here are a list of ideas.

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3 Simple Day of the Dead Crafts Everyone Should Try

Rather than focusing on spooky tricks and treats as we do on Halloween, Day of the Dead or Día de los Muertos is about honoring our dearly departed in a positive light. The tone of this traditional Mexican holiday is one of remembrance and love. It is also a pure, playful celebration of artistic expression. [Read more…]

How to Throw the Best Cinco de Mayo Bash

Cinco de Mayo is a traditional Mexican holiday that has been celebrated since 1862. It commemorates Mexico’s defeat over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). While in Mexico, the celebration of the holiday is relatively tame, Mexican-Americans have begun to use it as a way to celebrate their heritage and culture. Their celebrations have rubbed off on many people in the United States, and now Cinco de Mayo can be celebrated by anyone who enjoys Mexican food and culture. Throwing a Cinco de Mayo bash can be a fun experience for anyone, granted you remember a few details. [Read more…]

How to Throw the Perfect Quinceañera Fiesta

In Mexico, as well as in many other Latin American homes and communities, a quinceañera is a rite of passage for a young girl. [Read more…]

A Mexican Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, people around the United States will begin to celebrate with roses, chocolates, and candle-lit dinners. [Read more…]