notes from the mexican kitchen
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A Few Notes on Our Holiday Hours

A few things to know as we head into the most wonderful time of the year: Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, XOCO,  Leña Brava, Cruz Blanca and Fonda Frontera will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday Dec. 25. Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and XOCO (our Clark Street restaurants) are open Dec. 27 through New Year’s Eve. […]

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A Very Special #TacoTuesday for “The Morning After”

The night was long. The party is over. The cupboards are bare, the house is a mess, the sun’s coming up and you’re ravenous.  The good news? This “morning after taco” will sustain you for what may feel like a long day ahead.  Yeah, it’s little more than a garnished fried egg. But this one’s […]

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An Old Bayless Tradition, a New Taco Tuesday Recipe

For the last 26 years, I’ve spent Christmas in Oaxaca, which means the remarkable, indescribable Radish Festival (Google it) and the parish church parades around the main square (Floats! Marching Bands! Fireworks! Dancers!).  And, of course, some of the best food in the world.  Every Christmas season, I travel to Oaxaca with my family. It’s […]

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It’s Christmas at Frontera!

An extra dessert here, a Champagne toast there. The holiday spirit is in abundance at Frontera. And it is pure magic. Our chef team has added quite a few new seasonal dishes to spread the cheer. Check them out above. Or, way better, make a reservation and spend a little bit of your holidays with […]

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Bistec Encebollado: A Mexican Classic, Adapted for Taco Tuesday

Bistec encebollado is an ideal weeknight taco preparation, one that turns a couple of common ingredients—beef and onions—into a satisfying meal. But you need to get the right kind of meat. What’s called bistec in the Mexican markets is typically thinly cut from the round, meaning it can be seared quickly and then chopped. You never notice that […]