Chicken Tingas

Every so often, we’ll run a daily special of chicken tingas tostadas.  Like so many of our dishes, there is history behind them that has roots that extend deep into the Mexican culture.  Chicken tingas is no different.  The tomato and chile sauce based recipe originated in the Puebla area, which is especially famous for its cuisine.  Taking into account that true Mexican food “is considered one of the most distinguished in the world due to the complexity of their preparation, distinctive flavors and ancient traditions”*, this is high praise indeed.  Like so many of the dishes Mario prepares, his version has a more organic, humble beginning as he learned about the tingas preparation from his mother.  It has all the kudos and culture that is distinctive to the region, with a touch of love from the Cercedo family kitchen.

Now you know a little more about the wonderfulness of Mexican food in general, and more specifically, Mario’s culinary inspiration!

*http://hispanickitchen.com

What’s your favorite?

Scrumptious!

Scrumptious!

I was munching on my chicken fajita salad during a lull after the lunch rush, when I thought of a question a customer asked me:  What’s your favorite dish here?  I had to think about it since pretty much everything my talented husband cooks is spot on.  But it came to me while I was eating; the chicken fajita salad, of course!  But when I’m in a burger mood, nothing beats the Blue Moon.  Salad or fries?  Depends on my mood.

So I thought I would ask you all, what’s your Cafe Luna favorite?

And while you’re thinking of that, don’t forget to vote for your Best of the Best 2016!

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You all have a great day and hope to see you soon!