July 2018

Taco Bars are the New Wedding Food Trend


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 [...]

Taco Bars are the New Wedding Food Trend2022-02-04T14:06:33-08:00

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

December 2017

Your Guide to Mexican Hot Sauce


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 [...]

Your Guide to Mexican Hot Sauce2018-12-28T16:53:56-08:00

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
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