The Plantain: A Versatile Staple on Mexican Menus

The plantain, called platoon macho in Mexico, had a long and colorful history before arriving on the country’s tropical shores, where it is now abundant. It is a vital ingredient in many Latin recipes today. more »

Feb 26, 2014

7 Ways to Make Cinco de Mayo Big at Your Restaurant

Every year, restaurants and bars offer specials to attract patrons eager to celebrate on May 5. Here are 7 ways to make your restaurant the center of Cinco de Mayo festivities. more »

Feb 13, 2014

A Recipe for Multi-Unit Success: Tips for operators hoping to expand

Want to expand your restaurant to new locations? Here are five questions to ask before making the leap. more »

Feb 13, 2014

Hot Drinks Warm Up Winter Menus

Looking for creative ways to keep drink menus hot this holiday season? We’ve perused our archives to find three hot beverage recipes, including an enticing chile-spiked Mexican Hot Chocolate with tequila sure to take the chill out of winter! more »

Dec 13, 2013

Consider Catering: Six Ways to Boost Event-Based Business

If there was a way you could pump up profits and tap potential new customers, would you jump at the chance? If so, adding a catering component to your business is something to consider. more »

Dec 2, 2013

Photo by Julio C. Sánchez Cáceres

Mexican Sandwiches Star at California Restaurant

Cook's Tortas is changing the way diners think of traditional tortas. Bread that requires a two-hour long baking process and authentic recipes from the owner’s abuelita are among the ingredients breaking the mold from regular Mexican torta cuisine. more »

Dec 2, 2013

Keep on Truckin’

Taco Pacifico looks like any small taco restaurant, with its desert-themed décor, faux clay tile roof, and sizzling griddle full of authentic Mexican cuisine. But Taco Pacifico has four things most taco joints do not—wheels. more »

Aug 2, 2013 (1 Comments)

Has the Time for Mexican Craft Brews Arrived?

Mexican craft beer has had a hard time finding footing in a market dominated by Corona, Modelo, and other big brands. But a handful of excellent Latin-oriented brews are now on the market. more »

Sep 24, 2013

Web Exclusive: Sick of HR Issues? Maybe a PEO is for You

Maria Vega, owner of Henry’s Tacos, offers her employees many of the benefits large employers provide, including health insurance. But Vega doesn’t spend much time on the paperwork - it's all handled by a professional employer organization (PEO). more »

Sep 16, 2013

The Fine Art of Financing

As the economy slowly rises out of recession, the options for restaurant financing are also slowly rising, too. But before you sign the paperwork, read this article. more »

Aug 14, 2013

El arte de la financiación

Con la lenta recuperación de la recesión económica, las opciones de financiación también aumentan poco a poco. more »

Aug 14, 2013

Mexican Craft Beer? Yes, It's Here!

Craft beer is a big seller in many restaurants, but Mexican restaurants haven’t had many options. Fortunately, that is changing – several breweries now offer lines of Latin craft brews. more »

Jun 6, 2013

  • Four Diamonds for De Rodriguez Latin Fusion

    For the second consecutive year, the prestigious AAA Four Diamond has been bestowed upon De Rodriguez Cuba in Miami, the only Latin restaurant on the exclusive list of the best restaurants in the country.

    Apr 23, 2014 Industry News

  • The National Restaurant Show—just 3 weeks away!

    If you’ll be attending the National Restaurant Show May 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, please visit us in booth 5423, and be sure to see these el Restaurante advertisers who will be exhibiting:

    Apr 23, 2014 Industry News

  • More Menus Feature Pork

    Pork was promoted for years as “the other white meat” to boost its exposure and dispel consumer perception that it’s too fatty. These days, pork is anything but “other” according to Technomic.

    Apr 23, 2014 Industry News

  • Toolkit to Reduce Food Waste

    The Food Waste Reduction Alliance recently released its Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit as part of an effort to help the food industry reduce food waste.

    Apr 23, 2014 Industry News

  • Mexican Beer Imports Growing

    A recent study shows that Mexican imports account for two-thirds of leading imported beer brand volume. Corona is testing draft beer in some markets, and Heineken USA is introducing Desperados, beer aged in tequila barrels.

    Apr 9, 2014 Industry News

Specialty Food Show 2014
Hispanic Retail 360
Sign up for the el Restaurante Recipe of the Week