8 quintessential New Mexican foods we wish would go national
Quintessential New Mexican food could succinctly be defined as anything made with New Mexico’s famous red or green chiles. And I’m not talking “a little bit” of chile — “a lot” of chile is what really...
Tex-Mex cuisine
"Tex-Mex" (portmanteau of Texan and Mexican) is a term describing a cultural fusion cuisine of American cuisine and Mexican cuisine, deriving from the culinary creations of Tejanos. It has spread fr...
Tex-Mex cuisine - Wikipedia
8 quintessential New Mexican foods we wish would go national
Quintessential New Mexican food could succinctly be defined as anything made with New Mexico’s famous red or green chiles. And I’m not talking “a little bit” of chile — “a lot” of chile is what really...
Don Pablo's
Don Pablo’s is a chain of Tex-Mex restaurants founded in Lubbock, Texas, in 1985. The chain had 45 restaurants in 15 states. The menu features Tex-Mex items, made-from-scratch salsa, tortillas and sau...
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina was founded in 1960 in Pasadena, California. They currently have restaurants in California and Oregon. The restaurant chain is owned by Real Mex Restaurants whi...
Nopal
Nopal (from the Nahuatl word nohpalli /noʔˈpalːi/ for the pads) is a species and an ingredient made from the Opuntia cacti, in the subfamily Opuntioideae. There are approximately one hundred and fourt...
Nopal - Wikipedia
Natillas
Natillas ([naˈtiʎas]) is a term used to refer different delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world. In Spain, this term refers to a custard dish made with milk and eggs, similar to other european creams...
Natillas - Wikipedia
Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant
Don Pedro is a Mexican restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. The readers of the San Antonio Express-News have several times voted it the best Mexican restaurant in San Antonio.
Opened in 1968, "curren...
Baja Fresh
Baja Fresh is a chain of fast-casual Tex Mex restaurants founded in Newbury Park, California in 1990 and headquartered in Irvine, California. The chain emphasizes fresh ingredients, and each restaura...
Baja Fresh - Wikipedia
Gazpacho
Gazpacho ([ɡaθˈpatʃo]) is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and neig...
Gazpacho - Wikipedia
Chalupa
A chalupa ([tʃaˈlupa]) is a tostada platter in Mexican cuisine. It is a specialty of south-central Mexico, including the states of Puebla, Guerrero and Oaxaca. Chalupas are made by pressing a thin la...
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Quince cheese
Quince cheese, also known as dulce de membrillo, is a sweet, thick, jelly made of the pulp of the quince fruit. Quince cheese is a common confection in several countries, where it goes by various name...
Quince cheese - Wikipedia
Oregano
Oregano (/ɔːˈrɛɡənoʊ/ or /əˈrɛɡənoʊ/; /ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːnoʊ/; scientific name Origanum vulgare) is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to warm-temperate western a...
Oregano - Wikipedia
Tex-Mex cuisine in Houston
Tex-Mex cuisine is very popular in Houston. Many Mexican cuisine restaurants in Houston have aspects that originate from Texas culture. Katharine Shilcutt of the Houston Press said in 2012 that "Tex-M...
Tex-Mex cuisine in Houston - Wikipedia
Ninfa's
The Original Ninfa's on Navigation is a popular Mexican restaurant located at 2704 Navigation Boulevard in Houston, Texas. The restaurant serves both Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. The Original Ninfa's...
Ninfa's - Wikipedia
Jalapeño
The jalapeño (/ˌhæləˈpiːnoʊ/ or /ˌhæləˈpeɪnjoʊ/, [xalaˈpeɲo]) is a medium-sized chili pepper. A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long, and is commonly picked and consumed while stil...
Jalapeño - Wikipedia
Real Mex Restaurants
Real Mex Restaurants is the parent company for several chains of full-service Mexican restauraurants in the United States. The company is headquartered in Cypress, California and operates more than 12...
Chorizo
Chorizo (Spanish) or chouriço (Portuguese) is a term originating in the Iberian Peninsula encompassing several types of pork sausages. Traditionally, chorizo is encased in natural casings made from in...
Chorizo - Wikipedia
Arizona cheese crisp
An Arizona cheese crisp (simply "cheese crisp" in the region) is an open-faced, flour tortilla covered in shredded cheese, baked until crisp on top. It is similar to a quesadilla, but distinct in th...
Burrito
A burrito (/bəˈritoʊ/,  buˈrito ) is a type of Mexicanand Tex-Mex food, consisting of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling (in ...
Burrito - Wikipedia
Kogi Korean BBQ
Kogi Korean BBQ is a fleet of five fusion food trucks in Los Angeles famous both for their combination of Korean with Mexican food and also for their reliance on Internet technology, especially Twitte...
Kogi Korean BBQ - Wikipedia
Chili pepper
The chili pepper (also chile pepper or chilli pepper, from Nahuatl chīlli /ˈt͡ʃiːli/) is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. In Britain, Australi...
Chili pepper - Wikipedia
Manjar blanco
Manjar blanco ([maŋˈxar ˈblaŋko]), also known as manjar de leche or simply manjar, is a term used to refer to a variety of related delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world all milk-based. In Spain the...
Manjar blanco - Wikipedia
El Adobe de Capistrano
El Adobe de Capistrano, or simply known as El Adobe, is a restaurant located in San Juan Capistrano, California. It has been operated since 1948 and is in a building composed of two historic adobes n...
El Adobe de Capistrano - Wikipedia
Panchero's Mexican Grill
Pancheros Mexican Grill is a chain of fast casual Tex Mex restaurants in the United States serving Mexican-style cuisine. The chain was founded in 1992 by Rodney Anderson when he opened two units: on...
Panchero's Mexican Grill - Wikipedia
Carne asada
In Mexican cuisine, carne asada (literally 'grilled meat' (specifically beef), though any type of dry heat cooking may be used) is made from thin marinated beef steak, usually skirt steak, flank steak...
Carne asada - Wikipedia
New Mexican cuisine
New Mexican cuisine is the regional cuisine of the US state of New Mexico. Part of the broader Southwestern cuisine, New Mexico food culture is a fusion of Spanish and Mediterranean, Mexican, Pueblo N...
New Mexican cuisine - Wikipedia
Tex-Mex
"Tex-Mex" (portmanteau of Texan and Mexican) is a term describing a cultural fusion cuisine of American cuisine and Mexican cuisine, deriving from the culinary creations of Tejanos. It has spread fr...
Tex-Mex - Wikipedia
Empanada
An empanada ([empaˈnaða]; also called pastel in Brazilian Portuguese and pate in Haitian Creole) is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the South...
Empanada - Wikipedia