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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The Story Behind Mexican Paper Flowers

Paper flowers play a large role in Mexican folk art. Mexican paper flowers are easily distinguished from other paper flowers because of their vibrant colors and meticulous craftsmanship. The flowers come in a variety of types and sizes, each with its own story and symbolism. [Read more…]

History of the Chimichanga

There is a debate on how the chimichanga actually came to be, but there seems to one story that most people believe to be true. It is said that it all started in Arizona at El Charro restaurant. The owner supposedly dropped a burrito into a vat of hot oil. When he saw what happened, he went to say a Spanish swear and said “chimichanga” instead. The two words have similar letters in them, so it was an easy mistake to make. [Read more…]

Mexican Art and Decor

Mexican art and decor is full of rich history.

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Mexican Culture: Learning About the Culture of Mexico

The history of Mexico is a long and exciting one. It is full of stories of conquest, war, and peace. [Read more…]