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Mexican food is perfect for summer get-togethers!

Mexican food is perfect for summer get-togethers! For too long the Mexican restaurant has been compared to cheap fast food. Finally, more people are starting to realize how innovative and fresh Mexican food can be! It’s a versatile cuisine that is also perfect for summer as most dishes focus on fresh and colorful produce. The…
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What is an enchilada?

Enchiladas were first made in Mexico and started with the Mayan practice of rolling tortillas around a variety of food items. People of the Valley of Mexico lake region ate corn tortillas wrapped around fish. Some folded the tortillas around the food and others rolled the food in the tortilla. Nowadays, an enchilada consists of…
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Why made-to-order is always best!

One of the many things that set us apart from other Mexican restaurants is that at El Chubby’s your food is always made-to-order. We want your meal to be hot, fresh, and exactly how you like it. Made-to-order means the Carne Asada Fries comes smothered with green chili and cheese, the white corn tortillas for…
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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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