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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How to Make Margaritas You Won’t Want To Share

There is never a bad time to have margaritas and sometimes it’s even better knowing that you made that delicious drink you’re holding. The only problem is that it’s not a widely known subject of how to make a great margarita. Premade margarita mixes are just not the same as the real thing. Luckily, there are some great recipes out there to make the perfect margarita for the mood you are in. Cooking Channel provided us with just a few of the tons of recipes that are out there for you to choose from. [Read more…]

3 Easy and Tasty Mexican Appetizers

dipping tortilla chip in guacamole inside molcajeteEveryone knows that the food is one of the best parts of summer, whether you’re at a barbecue or a pool party. It doesn’t matter whether you’re throwing the party or attending one, enjoying delicious appetizers will get everyone in party mood. Check out the recipes below to learn how to make three simple Mexican appetizers that are packed with flavor! [Read more…]

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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Delicious Chicken Enchiladas

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and CantinaEnchiladas are a Mexican delicacy. They may be simple to make, but they are still delicious. The dish usually has multiple flavors that jump off the dish and lavish one’s tongue with delight. They can include a variety of ingredients, but differentiate themselves from other Mexican Food by always having some sort of chili pepper and being wrapped in a corn tortilla. [Read more…]

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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Mexican Shrimp Kebabs

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaShrimp is one of this world’s most popular foods. Shrimp appears in cuisines all over the globe; places like the United States, India, Australia, Italy, many countries across South America, and hundreds more all gulf down shrimp.

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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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Mexican Cocktails for Summer to Keep You Cool

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina, MAWith summer upon us, it is time to dream up some new summer cocktails that are as cool as they are tasty!

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