What’s the best thing about Mexican food?

At El Chubby’s Mexican restaurant, we’re biased; we couldn’t think of one single thing that deserves the “best thing about Mexican food” award. So, after much thought, soul searching and a rather large helping of our signature Carne Asada Fries, we finally figured it out. The best thing about Mexican food is you can have…
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Is Mexican food nutritious?

Mexican cuisine isn’t only delicious and stimulating; it may be healthier than you think. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the benefits that this food can offer. You’ll find beans in numerous dishes from south of the border. They come in many varieties but generally represent excellent sources of protein, fiber and…
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All about Guacamole

We prepare the guacamole at El Chubby’s Mexican Grill in Aurora, Colorado with delicious blends of fresh avocados and spices. As you dip your chip into the guacamole dip at our Mexican restaurant, have you ever wondered where guacamole originated? This Mexican dip became popular enough to have its own holiday, which is September 16th.…
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The most common chilis in Mexican cooking

With over 50,000 chilis and many having different names, it’s no wonder cooking Mexican dishes can get complicated. Here’s a quick guide to some of the more commonly used chilis: Anchos Anchos are usually dark brown and are commonly used in Mexican restaurant dishes. Poblanos Polanos are another favorite chili used in Mexican dishes. They…
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Sopapillas Are A Great Mexican Treat

If you’ve never had a sopapilla, you are missing out! The story goes that sopapillas originated in Spain, but they’re popular all over Latin America and even have North American and European varieties. This simple fried bread treat can be enjoyed savory or sweet. Popular sweet toppings include cinnamon and sugar sprinkles or drizzles of…
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Not all Mexican food comes from Mexico

Did you know not all Mexican food comes from Mexico? At El Chubby’s Mexican Grill, we wanted to let you know that the most popular Mexican food was originated right here in the U.S. Mexican restaurants in the states are tailored to suit casual dining, like having drive-thrus but with fresh ingredients. Most of what…
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The Many Tempting Varieties of Enchiladas

Some of our regular customers at El Chubby’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Aurora love all the varieties of enchiladas. Chicken to cheese and more. Do you like cheese, beef, beef and bean, chicken, or steak? We have them all, plus many other Mexican food favorites. Give your taste buds a treat with one of each and don’t…
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The Rich Story of Delicious Tamales

Did you know that the story of delicious tamales goes back as far as 5000 BC, perhaps even 7000 BC in pre-Columbian times? It’s quite true. In fact, tamales weren’t introduced to other countries, including the United States, until the 1900s. These days, we make tamales at El Chubby’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Aurora. You can…
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Top 10 Chiles Used in Mexican Cooking

Though you may only be familiar with a few, it is estimated that there are over 50,000 varieties of chiles in world. To make things more complicated, a chile under one name may be called something different depending on how it is processed. Here at El Chubby’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Aurora we know a lot about…
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Who Invented the Crave-Worthy Burrito?

At El Chubby’s Fresh Mexican Grill in Aurora, we specialize in a lot of things, including the crave-worthy burrito. If you haven’t tried one of ours yet, we invite you to come on in and treat yourself. Everything here is grilled to order and you can have it prepared the way you like. That means burritos,…
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Why Fried Sopapillas Are a Must-Have Treat

Here at El Chubby’s in Aurora, we start with authentic sopapilla dough, then deep fry it. Next, it’s topped with rich ice cream, fluffy whipped cream, chocolate sauce and of course, the perfect cherry. If you haven’t had one of these delicious treats, you’re missing out on a true customer favorite. Of course, what’s great…
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Let’s Taco ‘Bout Tacos & Dig Into Some Taco History

If you love tacos (of course you do), perhaps you’ve pondered taco history from time to time. Where did these delicious marvels come from? What genius invented them, and how did they find their way to the United States and evolve in style and flavor? Today we get into their origin story which is a…
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