Real Authentic Mexican Food in Fort Worth, Texas

Cinco de Mayo

General Zaragoza, A Native Texan

Have you heard of General Ignacio Zaragoza? Well, he’s a world-famous Mexican general and politician. Plus, he’s the reason why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo each year on the 5th of May. Often confused with Mexico’s Independence from Spain (this is actually on the 16th of September), Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates Zaragoza and a famous victory that was to …


Rosca de Reyes Tradition

The Rosca de Reyes Tradition

In the Mexican culture, Rosca de Reyes is a traditional sweet bread enjoyed with family and friends on Kings Day’s morning. Celebrated on the 6th of January (also known as Epiphany Day), Kings Day celebrates the three wise men who brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh to baby Jesus. Almost like a second Christmas, young children will receive gifts from the …


Mexican Christmas Food

Traditional Christmas Foods From Mexico

The Christmas season isn’t very different in Mexico. It’s also about family, food, and a lot of celebrations. The Mexican people take traditional Christmas foods very seriously and celebrating Christmas is almost a month-long affair in Mexico. Starting with the festivities on December 16, for Posada (when Mary and Joseph searched for a room) and ending on January 6, King’s …


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The History of Mexican Beer

Have you ever wondered who made beer first, Mexico or the United States? Or how the different Mexican styles of beer – from dark and malty to Corona’s light and fizzy came to be? Mexico’s beer roots are much deeper than you may think. Long before the Spanish conquest, fermented beverages were being made from corn, agave, and even cocoa …


the origins of the molcajete

The Origins of The Molcajete

All cultures have objects that bring something special and unique to their way of life. And one of those things for Mexicans is the Molcajete bowl. Now we know what you are thinking – isn’t that just a pestle and mortar? Well, the answer is yes, and no. The tejolote and molcajete are important in Mexican cuisine, and they are …


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The Origins of Pulque

All early civilizations had their own alcoholic drink. In India, it was sura, distilled from rice. In Greece, it was mead, a fermented drink made from honey and water. And, in Mexico, it was pulque, the fermented sap of the maguey (or agave) plant. Naturally, pulque is the one of interest to us. Pulque is still enjoyed today throughout the …


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The Regions of Mexican Cuisine

When you think of Mexican food, your mind usually jumps to tacos or guac doesn’t it? But there’s much more to Mexican cuisine than burritos and queso dip! There are actually seven different regional Mexican styles, with their own distinctive characteristics. Seven whole regions––doesn’t that sound exciting? And, finding out more about these regional Mexican cuisine variations may just inspire …


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Influences In Mexican Cuisine

Influences In Mexican Cuisine Full of flavor, packed with soul, and rich in heritage, Mexican food is one of the world’s most-loved cuisines. But where did it all begin? And, how did it get to where it is today? Below, we explore the history and influences of Mexican food and discover how some of our favorite dishes came to be. …


Taco Tuesday Forth Worth Texas

How Did Taco Tuesday Start?

The Origins of taco tuesday At Benito’s, and plenty of other Mexican restaurants, Tuesdays have come to be known as Taco Tuesday. Although Mexican restaurants typically have tacos available to order, Tuesday is surely the day that brings in all of the taco lovers. Their favorite Mexican style food at a discounted price makes for a perfect meal. Everyone may …