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Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Cuisine

Most people that know Mexican food think of the basic things, enchiladas, tacos, rice and beans. That is what has invaded America in all it’s glory. We can now find these common items anywhere, in pretty much every street in our neighborhood. But really our cuisine is so much more than that. If you travel throughout Mexico you will quickly find that out. Seafood is huge having thousands of miles of coast in the Pacific, Caribbean and the Gulf of course. There are so many flavors, textures, and so rich in ingredients that it has been named an Intangible heritage of humanity.

Such an honor but so deserved, influenced by our ancestors the Mayans and Aztecs. But also the Spanish and of course the Caribbean. Our country is so strategically located where we have the most tremendous ingredients, from the most common beef, chicken and pork. To wild game and interesting things like rabbit and grasshoppers. Huitlacoche is what we call our truffles and they are so rich, and so many things to make from it. We always think outside the box as long as we got the right ingredients, we simply combine, add tons of love, plenty of spice and a great Mexican meal is created and enjoyed to its fullest at your dining room table. Next time you are in the mood for something with lots of spice don’t assume  you will get rice and beans and a thing that looks like a taco. There are so many great dishes at Tapatio coal creek parkway in Newcastle, WA that you can try and will take you south of the border in seconds.

November 8, 2011   Comments Off on Gourmet Mexican Restaurant Cuisine

What Does Tapatio Mean?

Definitions are important because it makes you more knowledgeable.  In the English language there can be a few different definitions to a word, and when the word is translated there can be many, many different meanings.

Tapatio what is the actual meaning of the word? Well it’s simple and something that We the Tapatio family are very proud about.  If you are familiar with Mexican geography, the city where this evolved is Guadalajara the second biggest city in Mexico. Now with a population of about 4.5 million living there right now.

Guadalajara is a very colonial city and the people there have always tried to be different. This wonderful city is the birthplace of Mariachi and the big sombrero hat. Rich in culture, and of course in the kitchen. The cuisine of Jalisco the state where Guadalajara is in, is very different that what you find in the rest of Mexico. Tons of dried chilies are used for enchiladas, posole and of course barbacoa.

Back to what the meaning of Tapatio is, it’s what you would call anyone that introduced themselves as being from Guadalajara. People from Guadalajara are called Tapatio’s, it involves their culture, cuisine, pride and of course how they party.

Next time you are in Mexico make sure you visit this great city, you will infuse yourself in Mexican culture, but what is best Tapatio Culture, but if you want  a taste of it now, without traveling three thousand miles the best Mexican Restaurant Seattle, Tapatio Newcastle is a very good alternative, where we will treat you like you are family.

September 24, 2010   Comments Off on What Does Tapatio Mean?