July 2018

Taco Bars are the New Wedding Food Trend

2018-07-02T11:04:18+00:00

Open bars at weddings are taking on a whole new meaning. Newlyweds are starting to turn away from the traditional sit-down reception dinner with limiting to options of just “chicken or fish” and moving towards a buffet-style catering for their [...]

June 2018

The History of the Taco: Part One: Origins

2018-07-02T10:53:25+00:00

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 [...]

May 2018

April 2018

Is an Avocado a Fruit or a Vegetable?

2018-03-29T09:27:47+00:00

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 [...]

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Delicious Mexican Winter Time Cookies

2017-12-08T15:02:21+00:00

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 [...]

December 2017

Your Guide to Mexican Hot Sauce

2017-11-29T12:03:57+00:00

In Mexico, bottled hot sauce is used in everyday cooking from street food and Mexican restaurants to homemade cuisine. It is so versatile that the possibilities are endless. If you crave a little spice in your life, Chapala’s is here [...]

November 2017

October 2017

An Ultimate Guide to Chile Peppers

2017-09-14T10:27:33+00:00

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 [...]

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