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So far Chapala has created 27 blog entries.

June 2018

The History of the Taco: Part One: Origins


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 [...]

The History of the Taco: Part One: Origins2018-12-28T16:53:55-08:00

May 2018

April 2018

Is an Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?


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 [...]

Is an Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?2018-12-28T16:53:55-08:00

March 2018

What Are the Differences Between Mexican and Spanish Chorizo?


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 [...]

What Are the Differences Between Mexican and Spanish Chorizo?2018-12-28T16:53:55-08:00

February 2018

January 2018

Delicious Mexican Winter Time Cookies


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 [...]

Delicious Mexican Winter Time Cookies2018-12-28T16:53:56-08:00

October 2017

An Ultimate Guide to Chile Peppers


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 [...]

An Ultimate Guide to Chile Peppers2018-12-28T16:53:56-08:00

September 2017

How​ ​the​ ​Maya​ ​Civilization​ ​Influenced​ ​Today’s​ ​Mexican​ ​Food


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 [...]

How​ ​the​ ​Maya​ ​Civilization​ ​Influenced​ ​Today’s​ ​Mexican​ ​Food2018-12-28T16:53:56-08:00

August 2017

A Guide to Eating Low-Carb Mexican Food (Updated for 2022)


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 [...]

A Guide to Eating Low-Carb Mexican Food (Updated for 2022)2022-01-24T14:21:28-08:00

July 2017

What Do You Actually Know About Tequila?


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 [...]

What Do You Actually Know About Tequila?2018-12-28T16:53:57-08:00
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