Tacos have been a staple in Mexican cuisine for much of recent history and have even gained what could be considered a cult following in the past several years. The origins of this tasty Mexican dish are a bit hazy [...]
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Next time you have a hankering for tortillas, whether it be corn or flour, make sure to stop by Chapala Mexican Restaurant for our wide selection of tasty Mexican food. […]
Avocados have become very popular over the past couple decades and have made their way into American diets. Avocados are delicious in salads, on tacos, and as guacamole. They are typically seen as playing a vegetable role in many dishes [...]
Chorizo is a type of sausage that originated in Spain and Portugal and is usually made from pork or beef. Over the years, Mexican and Spanish chorizo have become quite different, though equally delicious. Here are the main differences between [...]
February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day, and we are getting excited for it! To celebrate, we thought we would share with you how you can make delicious tortilla chips at home. The only ingredient you will need are tortillas, [...]
Mexican wedding cookies, also known as polvorones, have long been a large part of Mexican food and culture. In fact, they are also common among many other cultures. You may have heard of Russian tea cakes or Finnish butter strips [...]
At Chapala Mexican Restaurant, we love providing some insight into Mexican cuisine and culture. Chile peppers have been a part of Mexican cuisine since the beginning as Mesoamericans began domesticating peppers around 6,000 years ago. A pepper’s heat or spiciness [...]
Mexican food has a long and rich history that has been influenced over the years by many different cultures. Much of traditional Mexican cuisine is influenced by the ancient Maya civilization and the native ingredients that were found and cultivated [...]
If you are on a low-carbohydrate diet, then you know very well that foods such as tortillas, beans, and rice are a no-go. Since these are often staple ingredients for many Mexican dishes, low-carb dieters may be deterred and avoid [...]
As your favorite local Mexican restaurant, we know a thing or two about tequila. That being said, there are a few things about tequila that may surprise you. For those of you curious about this special spirit, here’s the rundown [...]