Four Mexican Candies That Will Have You Begging for More

image of a paleta payaso - one of several delicious Mexican candiesIn the mood for something sweet, but tired of the same candy you find in stores every day? Maybe it’s time to take a step outside of the box and feast your eyes on something different. Unlike most America candies, Mexican brands focus more on the spicier and tangier approach. With a rich tradition and many different exotic flavors, Mexican candy is a surely underrated. Check out this list of some of top Mexican candies and do not miss your chance to try something different.

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What Are Street Tacos?

image of a street taco

There are many types of tacos which we have all come to love and enjoy. You might be a hard shell taco person, enjoying the crunch and snap of the tortilla with the soft innards. Perhaps you’re more of a soft shell person who is attracted to the fluffy and delightful taco variety. But if you’ve never had street tacos, you are missing out. Street tacos are a little smaller than their more common big brothers. However, they come in higher numbers and are very versatile.

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The Origins of the Margarita

Origins of the Margarita - IxtapaIt’s true that not everyone likes reading about history. It can be boring, weird, filled with hard to remember facts and dates, and at the end of the day, it seems kind of irrelevant. However, maybe you would have a different opinion if you started learning about things which are exciting, fun, and are certainly relevant. For example, the history of margaritas is an excellent area to be an expert in. Here’s some of the things you need to know to be a margarita expert.

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The City of Ixtapa

The City of Ixtapa, Mexico - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaIxtapa is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the impressive shadow of the mighty Sierra Madre mountain range. There are over 15 miles of sand beaches and numerous quiet coves scattered along the beautiful, tropical coastline. The town is a center for any number of outdoor water recreation adventures. It’s also home to beautiful resorts where people can be found sunbathing, golfing, and enjoying the incredible scenery. Ixtapa boasts a moderate climate and refreshing sea breezes, remaining enjoyable throughout the year with temperatures hovering in the 70s.

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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico - IxtapaIn Mexico, Christmas is not merely a one day event. For almost a month the entire nation is filled with festivities, songs, laughter, good food, and many “Feliz Navidad’s” (Merry Christmas in Spanish). In fact, from December 12th to January 6th Mexico’s various celebrations, ceremonies, and traditions are kept.

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The History of Dia De Los Muertos

The History of Dia De Los Muertos - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Dia De Los Muertos Altar

Well, fall is officially here. We may have spent the last month pretending it was summer, but the recent return of chilly weather has made the new season official. Fall brings a large gambit of fun for those in America: from jumping in leaves to Halloween to slicing open a turkey on Thanksgiving. But for our neighbors on our southern border, fall means something entirely different. For many Mexicans, autumn means Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

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What Is A Cantina?

What Is A Cantina? - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaOver the last several years, the number of Mexican “cantinas” has increased greatly. While this brings much joy to those who love authentic Mexican food, tradition, and culture, it also has caused some to wonder what exactly a cantina is. This article will help you understand the cantina is, and where it originated.

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Fresh Salsa Recipe Mexican Style

Fresh Salsa Recipe Mexican Style - Ixtapa Mexican GrillWho does not love a great salsa? Mild, medium, spicy, green, red, and so many more are all delicious. Very few dishes across cultures, especially in Mexican cuisine, aren’t helped incredibly by a touch of salsa. At this point salsa is so commonplace that many of us take it for granted, and has become the stable of condiments for many meals at home and in restaurants.

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Authentic Mexican Polvorones Recipe

These are traditional wedding Mexican wedding cookies or sugar cookies. They get the name from the Spanish word for dust, because they are lightly dusted with sugar. A staple at many Mexican weddings is a table piled high with Polvorones de Canele, but they never last long! A Mexican wedding is a huge celebration and good food is one of the central attractions.

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Great Vegetarian Fajita Recipe

Sizzling fajitas are one of the best and most exciting authentic Mexican foods to eat. However, skipping the meat counter is a great way to save money and load up on healthy vegetables. With this great recipe, you will not even miss the meat as the Portobello mushrooms and bell peppers add texture and substance.

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