There's nothing like a rousing game of a favorite sport to get customers to leave the house and head to their favorite bar or restaurant during the coldest months of the year. Whether that sport of choice is football, basketball, hockey or soccer—or more

Jan 16, 2018 3:24 PM

Many Mexican restaurants make their own salsas, but few of them create a version so good that it finds its way to other restaurants. That’s the path of La Primavera Salsa, created by the late Don Luis Salazar, owner of Don Luis Restaurant in Billings more

Jan 11, 2018 3:38 PM

We're delighted to have received several photos from winners of the 2017 el Restaurante Manager of the Year Contest, sponsored by Jarritos. The winners were asked to send in "selfies" when they received their certificates; we will continue to add the more

Dec 14, 2017 10:31 PM

How the analytics from Facebook, Instagram & Twitter can help you to discover what your customers like, want and how these data can improve your business strategy. more

Nov 29, 2017 3:23 PM

Who is the most hard-working person in your restaurant? Probably one of the managers, right? That’s why we launched the Manager of the Year Contest, and why Jarritos generously sponsored it—so we could honor those individuals who truly get the job do more

Nov 8, 2017 10:40 AM

It’s been an interesting year for Mexican restaurants. Our reader surveys about business trends, and follow-up interviews, show that concerns about labor and food costs are weighing heavily on owners’ minds. However, the statistics reveal that busine more

Nov 8, 2017 10:57 AM

Mexican restaurants use a lot of avocados, primarily in guacamole but also in many other dishes. So it’s no surprise that the recent giant price increases in avocados have hit Mexican restaurants hard. more

Nov 2, 2017 9:15 PM

Do you think your margaritas are making as much profit as possible? Bernie Garcia, president of Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, thinks your margaritas could be filling your cash register even faster, and his new project will help. more

Oct 19, 2017 7:21 PM

Douglas French has been making mezcal in Oaxaca for more than two decades, and selling it in the United States under the Scorpion Mezcal brand. Recently he decided to try another spirit - whiskey. Whiskey is not commonly distilled in Mexico, so we de more

Nov 9, 2017 5:21 PM

Mexican food is growing in popularity around the world, and Europeans can thank Tomas Estes for introducing the cuisine to their continent more than 40 years ago. In this edited transcription of a recent interview with el Restaurante publisher Ed Avi more

Aug 22, 2017 7:43 PM

Denver is a booming city that mixes a hip urban feel with world class outdoor recreation opportunities, so it’s no surprise that the restaurant scene is hopping. And Mexican restaurants are keeping pace – traditional Mexican spots are finding new cus more

Aug 22, 2017 7:57 PM

Chocolate. Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurants use it to craft a piñata bursting with fresh seasonal fruit and handmade churros. El Corazon de Tejas uses it in the mole that tops its chicken enchiladas and in the scrumptious dessert called chocoflan an more

Nov 14, 2016 10:27 AM

In the past, a side dish was merely an accompaniment to a main meal—steak with potatoes or side salad with salmon—but as the small dish/ shared plate trend continues into 2017, chefs are discovering the power side dishes wield. more

Feb 3, 2017 5:31 PM

Los nachos, una de las joyas de la corona culinaria mexicana, gracias a su fácil elaboración y personalización al gusto del cliente, se han vuelto famosos en el mundo  y de manera especial, en Estados Unidos.  Aquí  escribimos sobre la base de su more

Aug 7, 2017 8:47 AM

Looking for something authentic and delicious to pair with your new mezcal cocktail? Tess Rose Lampert, a beverage expert and author who presented at Agave Academy during Mezcal y Tequila Week 2017 in New York, encourages you to try chapulines (grass more

Jun 29, 2017 1:22 PM

In Mexico and South America, the empanada is prepared in ways that reflect the tastes and foodstuffs of individual countries, including Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador, among others. more

May 27, 2017 1:06 PM

Savory TexMex cooking—fajitas, burritos, chile con carne—was born in Texas and still pleases many palates in and around Dallas. But in the past decade, a cadre of chefs has introduced that city to a new level of Mexican cooking, including regional sp more

May 27, 2017 12:35 PM

Depending on your restaurant’s location and your state’s legal requirements to obtain a full liquor license, there are many steps required to become a “full” bar. For some restaurants, there’s a waiting period before that permission is granted. For o more

May 27, 2017 1:10 PM

Tequila has become one of the world’s best selling spirits. But as much as your customers like tequila, do they really understand it? And more importantly, do you? Do you know the categories and types of what has become a back-bar favorite? Or how ab more

Apr 5, 2017 2:22 PM

This webinar, led by attorney Becki Young, covers important immigration issues related to restaurants. more

Feb 28, 2017 5:43 PM

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New York has had a thriving Mexican restaurant scene for decades. But another trend has emerged. Chefs and restaurateurs who recognize that Mexico is home to a vast cuisine that has been inadequately represented in the United States are striving to s more

Feb 3, 2017 6:01 PM

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Photo by Hanna Friberg

Grace Della loves it when one of her Miami Culinary Tours clients says that all Latin food is hot and spicy. “That’s our best client, because there is so much to discover,” says Della, whose company has been leading tours through Miami’s many distinc more

Nov 14, 2016 10:49 AM

The Pacific Northwest is rich with organic farms, productive fisheries, and people who appreciate that bounty. So it’s no surprise that the hip city of Portland has a thriving upscale Mexican restaurant scene that is tapping into the area’s farm-to- more

Aug 5, 2016 8:40 AM

When the taxi dropped me off in front of Guelaguetza Restaurant on Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles, I thought a wedding reception was going on—the line was out the door more

Feb 12, 2016 12:34 PM

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