Deep Mexico

The culture of Mexico is as intense and fascinating as its cuisine.

Find out more about it.

Μεξικάνικα τατουάζ

Τα τατουάζ αποτελούν σημαντικό μέρος της μεξικάνικης κουλτούρας. Εκτός από τους κλασικούς μεξικάνικους σκελετούς, που μας έρχονται πρώτοι στο μυαλό, τα σχέδια που επικρατούν σήμερα είναι κυρίως ιστορικά, θρησκευτικά και πολιτικά. Τα τατουάζ στη μεξικάνικη κουλτούρα χρονολογούνται από το 1300 και ίσως και ακόμη πιο παλιά, αφού πολλές φυλές, όπως οι Αζτέκοι, τα χρησιμοποιούσαν ως διακριτικά της φυλής τους ή ακόμη και ως μέσο εκφοβισμού στη μάχη.

Τα ιστορικά τατουάζ που κυκλοφορούν σημερα, εμπνεύονται κυρίως από τη φυλή των Αζτέκων και συχνά απεικονίζουν τον ήλιο Θεό.

Τα θρησκευτικά τατουάζ από την άλλη, έχουν ως πηγή έμπνευσης τη Ρωμαϊκή Καθολική Εκκλησία, με σχέδια όπως την εικόνα του Χριστού ή της Παρθένου Μαρίας, γνωστή στο Μεξικό και ως η Παρθένος της Γουαδελούπης.

Οι Μεξικάνοι που ζουν στις ΗΠΑ συχνά επιλέγουν ένα πολιτικό τατουάζ, με κύριο στόχο να αναδείξουν την υπερήφανη καταγωγή τους ενάντια στο αντιμεταναστευτικό κίνημα ή να υπενθυμίσουν τα δικαιώματα των μεξικάνων εργατών.

Τέλος, μεγάλη μερίδα των Μεξικάνων επιλέγει να "χτυπήσει" ένα τατουάζ που συμβολίζει την υπερηφάνια του για την πατρίδα και την καταγωγή του. Αυτά τα τατουάζ μπορεί να απεικονίζουν ακόμη και ολόκληρα τοπία μιας γνωστής περιοχής!

Guacamole Recipe
Guacamole is one of the most popular side dishes in Mexico. You can serve it with your favorite tortilla chips for a dip, or use with your favorite Mexican dish.
  • 2 large avocadoes
  • 1 lime
  • 1 medium white onion (diced)
  • 3 ⁄ 4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped finely)
  • 1 large tomatoe (diced)
  • salt
  • finely chopped fresh jalapeno
Slice avocados in half. Discard the seed and scoop out of shell with a spoon in a bowl. Add juice of one fresh lime immediately to prevent browning and use a fork to mash the avocadoes. Add chopped onions, tomato, and cilantro. Add salt to taste and stir the mix. Add jalapeño to taste.
The origin of Margarita
The origin of Margarita

A lot have been written, but nobody really knows the origin of this popular cocktail. One of the earliest stories is of the Margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera. According to the story, the cocktail was created for Marjorie King, a former Ziegfeld dancer who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila.

Another commonly accepted story about the origin of the Margarita is that it was created by Don Carlos Orozco back in 1941. This story wants Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the then German ambassador to have visited the cantina of Don Carlos and was offered the first Margarita cocktail. As she was the first to try the drink, Don Carlos decided to name it after her.

On the other hand, many experts claim that Margarita was created at Tommy’s Place Bar in Juarez, Mexico, by Francisco “Pancho” Morales.

Another common story places the first Margarita cocktail at the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston, Texas where, in 1948, Santos Cruz created the margarita for singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee.

Another explanation, however, is that the Margarita is merely a popular American drink, the Daisy, remade with tequila instead of brandy, which became popular during Prohibition as people drifted over the border for alcohol.

No matter which story you choose to believe, one thing is for sure, Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails around the world.


It’s a Cuervo fact!

Jose Cuervo is a brand of tequila that was founded in 1795 by Don Jose Antonio de Cuervo.

Jose Cuervo has been making tequila for over 250 years with the same experience, handcraftsmanship, and recipes that have been handed down generation through generation!

Real tequila is made from a plant called Blue Agave and only alcoholic beverages made with Blue Agave or Agave Azul grown in the states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas can be labeled tequila.

All Cuervo Tequila is made in central mexico. Specifically, the central Mexican town of Tequila in the state of Jalisco.

 “Reposado” means “rested.” Tequila must be “rested” in wood barrels for a minimum of two months. This process mellows and refines the tequila, producing a combination of superb smoothness and great taste.

 “Añejo” means “aged”. In tequila terms, “añejo” is the designation for tequila that has been aged in oak barrels for at least one year.


“Day of the Dead” is one of the most famous Mexican holidays observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away.

(Death is a celebration in Mexico it’s among them.)

It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families every year for 3 days on October 31st and leave on November 2nd .

The Amigos Family invites you every year to celebrate with the souls of the departed ones, in alternately joyous and macabre ways. Like any proper holiday, it’s best celebrated with a great meal and a drink or two.