May 2017

Why Do We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! At Chapala Mexican Restaurant, we appreciate all who celebrate this fantastic Mexican holiday. In honor of it, we thought we would share with you a little history about the origin of this festive day and why Americans seem to love it so much. So relax, grab a margarita and prepare to learn a little history. […]

April 2017

A Day of Healthy Mexican Food: Dinner and Dessert

In our last blog, we covered a day of healthy Mexican food for breakfast and lunch. At Chapala Mexican Restaurant, our favorite meals are dinner and dessert! Here is part two of a day of healthy Mexican food with recipes for light chicken enchiladas as well as a special recipe for dessert and a nightcap all in one: creamy margarita popsicles. […]

March 2017

A Day of Healthy Mexican Food: Breakfast and Lunch

If you love Mexican food as much as we do at Chapala Mexican Restaurant, then we challenge you to try out a whole day of eating only healthy Mexican food. Trust us, with these delicious recipes it won’t be that difficult of a challenge. Be sure to stay tuned for part two which will include healthy Mexican dinner and dessert! […]

February 2017

The History of the Tortilla

At Chapala Mexican Restaurant, we cherish our cultural heritage and are proud of its contributions to the world. The tortilla is one of them! The tortilla is unarguably a staple item used in many iconic Mexican foods. Whether it’s tacos, nachos, enchiladas or burritos, Mexican food wouldn’t be anything like it is today without the tortilla. […]

January 2017

Authentic Mexican Horchata

At Chapala Mexican Restaurant we have delicious horchata available every day. Authentic Mexican horchata is made from rice, cinnamon, and water. There are many ways to make this creamy, cinnamony and refreshing drink and it varies from region to region. Here’s a recipe so you can make your own horchata right at home! And don’t be scared to experiment with your own ingredients and techniques. […]

December 2016

Why Do We Love Spicy Food?

As a Mexican restaurant in Eugene, we thought we would share with you some background on spicy food and reasons why people love it so much. Mexican cuisine has a distinct flavor that many recognize and love. One of the major aspects of this flavor is the spiciness! Chili peppers have been used in Mesoamerican food for several thousand years. Research indicates that the plants were first domesticated in Mexico.  […]

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