Event Announcement

event announcementSanta Cafe Arlington will be sponsoring an event called Taste of Cabo on Friday, June 9th. The event will be held in the swimming pool area of the Key Bridge Marriot Hotel from 3 to 7 PM.

Bring your friends and family down to enjoy samplings of some incredible Mexican fish cuisine. We will also be serving signature Mexican-inspired cocktails to help you keep cool. We will be raffling prizes and 15% of proceeds will go to a charity to be chosen in the next week.

We are also looking for sponsors for this fun summer event. Sponsors can place a sign or banner at the pool area and your company name will be on event literature and we’ll provide a link to your website from this page naming you as a sponsor. Our current only sponsor is Pool Cleaning Thousand Oaks.

Please contact us if you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities.

4 Commonly Used Mexican Spices

Mexican foods are famous for its flavors. Authentic Mexican foods are not spicy; they are flavorful. Without these spices, you won’t get the authentic taste of the Mexican dishes. Here are four Mexican spices that are mostly used in Mexican dishes.


It is the most common Mexican spice. You can get it in various forms, such as fresh, jarred or powder form. It is added to salsa and taco seasoning. Onion powder is also used along with garlic in many dishes.


You will find different kinds of oregano available in the market. Mexican oregano and Mediterranean oregano are mostly used. Oregano creates a fresh taste in Mexican dishes, that’s why it is used in many Mexican dishes.


Though cumin was discovered in the Mediterranean, it is a big part of the Mexican dishes. Cumin can be grown all over the world. It has a bitter and toasty taste. Cumin is an important Mexican spice. It is often used in taco seasonings.

Chile Powder

Chili powder contains oregano and cumin along with chiles. It is used to season meats and vegetables. You will find various kinds of chile powder, like ancho and chipotle. These have different recipes.

Though the Mexican recipe varies, the spices that are used are consistent. Without these spices, the Mexican dishes will not have their signature flavor. You can vary some spices used in the dishes and adjust the heat as well. With these spices, you can enjoy fresh Mexican dish daily.

Top 3 Mexican Dinner Recipes

If you feel like having Mexican food tonight, you can try these delicious dinner recipes. These plates fall within our pick of the top 10 very common and famous Mexican foods.

Garlic Beef Enchiladas

The enchiladas are prepared with corn tortillas; you can use flour tortillas as well. You should first preheat the oven to 3500. Then in a large skillet, you should cook beef and onion over medium heat. You should cook for 6 to 8 minutes and then stir in flour and seasonings. Add tomatoes and then simmer for 15 minutes. In a saucepan, you should heat butter over medium-high heat. Then add garlic and stir for a minute. You should stir in flour until blended. You should gradually whisk and stir until the mixture is thickened. Then add tomato sauce and seasonings. You should now place the sauce into the baking dish and then place the beef mixture off the center on each tortilla. Add cheese and sauce. Then roll up Then bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

 Steak Tortillas



When you prepare steak and have leftovers, you can make steak tortillas with it. You need to saute steak and onion for a minute. Then stir in salsa, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. In a small bowl, you should then add flour and water and add gradually to the skillet. You should then bring to a boil, and cook until thickened. Then place the beef mixture on tortillas and top it with cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Zesty Tacos

You should cook beef over medium heat in a large skillet. Then stir in water and taco seasoning. After it comes to boil, you should lower the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Then prepare taco shells the way it’s written in the package. Stir peas into skillet. Add the beef mixture in the taco shell and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. You can add some salad dressing as well.


These are some delicious Mexican dinner menus that you can enjoy with your family and friends. These are easy to prepare, and you can vary the ingredients to add a new twist to the dishes.

5 Tasty Mexican Dishes You Should Try

Mexican foods are now world famous. People around the world now eat Mexican food. This is why the number of Mexican restaurants is increasing as well. Here are some tasty Mexican dishes you should try when you go to a Mexican restaurant.


It is a tortilla wrap that is filled with lots of delicious ingredients and topped with chili sauce. The fillings include a blend of meat, beans, cheese, vegetables and even seafood. The enchilada is baked with grated cheese melted over the top and served with chili sauce. Sour cream is also added.


Portions of hot chicken or beef are piled into a fresh corn tortilla. It is then folded into a half moon shape. Flavors like chili sauce, guacamole, and fresh coriander are added.


This dish is particularly served during birthdays or other celebrations. It consists of various ingredients like tomatoes, chocolate, dried fruit, garlic, cumin, cloves, etc. It’s served with turkey, and sometimes with chicken or pork as well.


This is a popular street dish in Mexico. It consists of grains of corn that are boiled in salted water and sauteed in butter. Onions, chopped chiles, and epazote are added. This is then served in small cups and seasoned with lime juice, chili, and mayonnaise.


It is a traditional Mexican dish. It can be found in various fillings and flavors. It consists of a corn-based dough and wrapped in a plantain leaf. It is then boiled or steamed. The dough is filled with fish or meats, vegetables, cheese, and spices. It is usually served for breakfast or lunch. Chicken and pork are popular fillings served with salsa. You can have it as a desert as well with a filling of sweetened raisins or other fruits.

If you haven’t tried these dishes yet, you should go to a good Mexican restaurant and try it. These are delicious dishes, and you will love the tastes.