3 Easy and Tasty Mexican Appetizers

dipping tortilla chip in guacamole inside molcajetehow to make guacamoleEveryone knows that the best part of summer barbeques and pool parties is the food! 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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A Delicious Twist: Mexican Lasagna

Do you want to try something new, make something a little out of the ordinary? Well, it’s a little tricky, but when done right Mexican Lasagna is a perfect change of pace dish!

Before getting into the details, you should know the name “Mexican Lasagna” is a little misleading. The dish did not actually originate in Mexico, but was the creation of Mexican food enthusiasts in the United States. The dish is also not at all a lasagna; although the two look similar, they do not actually share any of the same ingredients. Mexican Lasagna is more of a casserole than anything.

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3 Steps For Healthy Mexican Food

3 Steps For Healthy Mexican FoodIt might surprise you to learn that the food of the original inhabitants of Mexico was almost entirely vegetarian and fat-free. Influence from Spain inspired the use of ingredients like lard (solidified pork fat). American cooks further popularized preparing Mexican dishes loaded with fatty ground red meat and cheese.

Your favorite Mexican food can still be healthy by making simple substitutions. These recipes for healthy Mexican food go easy on the dairy and use fresh vegetables, lean protein, and fiber-rich beans to get the same great taste with less saturated fat and calories. [Read more…]

The Perfect Cinco de Mayo Dinner

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about your celebration!
Cinco de Mayo is not just a popular holiday in Mexico, but also in the United States. The holiday marks the anniversary of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Many Americans confuse Cinco de Mayo with the Mexican Independence Day. A totally separate holiday, Mexican Independence Day, or “Grito de Dolores” is celebrated on September 16th each year. [Read more…]