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Making Mexican Foods At Home

Hey Guys!

We get requests from our customers all the time, asking us how to make some of our delicious Mexican recipes at home. While we don’t want to give away any of our trade secrets, we do want to share our love of great mexican food with our loyal customers.

We decided the best way to share our style of Mexican cuisine is to give you some behind the scenes tips for making delicious meals at home. These tips will have you making better mexican food than you ever thought you could at home- just promise you’ll still come in to see us.

Here are our best tips for making mexican food at home, with the La Palmas flair!

1.Quality Ingredients

The first step to preparing a delicious Mexican meal is of course the ingredients. Yes it’s better if you can use organic, and from scratch ingredients, but that’s not realistic for everyone. Items like beans, and rice are quality staples that are great to keep in your pantry, and whip up with your mexican food as a side. If you can get fresh lime juice, fresh tortillas, and fresh meat, your mea will be amazing! If you are shopping in a hurry, use sites like instacart to get fresh groceries delivered.

2. The Right Appliances

Even if you’re not in a busy restaurant, seems like there is always a rush to cook dinner. Luckily there are a few appliances that really help make an easy Mexican dinner, without you having to do too much work. The first is a rice cooker, which boils the rice for you, cooks it, and keeps it warm until you’re ready to eat. The second appliance is a one that’s pretty new, but really helpful. We have found that using the best hot air fryer you can get your hands on, really helps making healthier versions of fried Mexican foods like chimichangas.

3. Watch Youtube tutorials for inspiration

No one can learn the art of Mexican cooking without trying it, and what better way to get some practice than watching a video. There are a few Mexican chefs that like to make step by step tutorials, that will help you to improve your cooking skills. In this video by chef Virgina Lopez, she shows step by step how to make a hot tamale recipe. If you have ever tried the tamales at our restaurant, you know they are some of the best around. Her recipe is very similar and it really isn’t too difficult to learn. Just make sure you have all your ingredients played out before you begin, and don’t be afraid to rewatch something if you don’t understand, It’s always better to make sure you are doing things right when cooking, because once you start its hard to un do something!

And there you have it- 3 ways to get the taste of our restaurant, in your own kitchen. We really hoped that you enjoyed these tips to make delicious Mexican food in your home, and that you will enjoy trying to master the art of Mexican cuisine!

Bikes and Scooters Station Outside

Hello all,

After a long, fruitful summer, we’re finally done with our renovations: we’ve added a brand new bike and electric scooter station outside!

Now you can simply register with our app, and you can rent bikes and electric scooters to go back and forth from LaPalma to your house.. or wherever your heart desires.

Minimum rental fee is two hours. Then, the rate increases in half hour segments.

What Kind of Bikes Do We Have?

We have some of the newest, fanciest bikes you can get: these new continuum drive bikes have planetary gears and do away with metal chains, they use belts — which are actually a lot more efficient.

What Kind of Electric Scooters Do We Have?

We love electric scooters – they’re fast, convenient and they are perfect for cities like NYC.

We have a selection of regular hoverboards and electric kick-scooters.

The prices are the same for bikes and scooters and we hope that this service will help anyone who visits LaPalma to explore the neighborhood. We’re proud of where we are, and we consider our restaurant an integral part of the community.

This is our way to offer a convenient service to our customers while championing what has made LaPalma a unique, vibrant cultural hub for the whole community.

Always pushing forward, let us know what you think of this new service.


Everyone’s Addicted to this New Game

Welcome to another post in our series of “what’s new at La Palma”.

We’ve been getting a lot of requests to talk about our new stands where you can play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds!

The new stands are designed to let people have some fun while they’re waiting for their food, and we’ve added the most popular game of the moment.

What’s nice about PUBG is that anyone can jump in and play a round. Due to this round game mechanic it’s the perfect game to play in a facility like ours.

The game is in early access still, so we’ve been careful to try using good computers and most importantly we’ve been researching the best PUBG settings — that really made a difference!

And we’ve been working on a small introductory guide to the game, which you can find here:

How to Play PUBG

PUBG is a “battle royale” game: the player is dropped on an island without any gear, along with 99 other players. The objective is to get as much as possible of the loot that’s scattered around randomly.

What guns are the best in PUBG?

Well you should always try to get an assault rifle like the M416 or the AKM, as those make for the most versatile weapons: they do a lot of damage on the medium range but (especially if paired with a scope) they also allow you to pick off enemies in the distance.

In general, you should try to also keep a “close range” weapon such as a shotgun or an UZI. Those will come in handy when inspecting houses.

How to Win a PUBG round?

Try to drop into a loot-rich area and get decent gear as fast as possible. Then, pay attention to the shrinking circle, and make sure to position yourself strategically. If you follow these simple tenets, you’ll get your first win in no time.

So, why not come around and try your hand at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?

Embracing Mexican Fashion Trends

As proud Mexicans, we are thrilled to see all the recent influence that Mexican fashion has had on American culture in the past years. Here are some of our favorite looks that are inspired by Mexican culture!

The Floral Embroidery Trend

Floral embroidery had been a staple of Mexican fashion for hundreds of years. These dresses were usually light in color as to be comfortable in the sun, but featured a strong floral motif for decoration. It was recurrently that we saw major fashion houses like the Italian Dolce and Gabbana show off their stunning interpretations of this classic Mexican design.

Floral Dress

The Latino Pompadour Trend

Sure, The Pomadour was a staple of American style in the 1950’s but in Mexico, the style never really went away. We are recently seeing famous singers and celebrities such as Bruno Mars (who is half Puerto Rican) rock a new updated version of the Mexican pompadour hair style. All you need is a little swagger, and some of the best pomade to pull off this south of the border look!

Bruno mars hair

The Large Hoop Earring Trend

Another trend that began in Mexico, was the large hoop earring trend. Hoop earrings were originally a part of Native culture, and worn as a ceremonial garb. These earrings quickly spread into pirate culture, and as they made their way to the United States, they were seen as a sign of sexualization. Fortunately these beautiful pieces of jewelry have grown in popularity, and you can now find hoop earrings as a major part of the fashion world. Even global brands like Tiffany made great sets, all inspired by Mexico!

hoop earrings

The Taco Fashion Trend

Perhaps the most unusual trend to happen in fashion in the past few years has been the obsession with food inspired clothing. First it was pizza shirts, doughnut floats, and ice cream phone cases, but has moved on to our favorite food- TACOS! That’s right, you can find just about any type of clothing now a days, covered with your favorite tortilla treat! We have seen all kinds of things, from taco socks to taco shirts, taco hats to taco onesies for babies! In fact one of the most popular halloween costumes for babies (and puppies) is a taco! Now that is a fashion trend we can totally get behind!

baby taco costume

As you can see, Mexican culture has had a huge influence on the way we dress today here in America. We love being reminded of our proud Mexican history whenever we see these cool fashions out and about! Hope you enjoyed reading, and that you’ll try out one of these cool trends for yourself!

What’s Your Favorite Mexican Dish?

With such variety in Mexican cuisine, we wanted to ask you: what’s your favorite Mexican dish?

Are you a burrito fanatic? Or a taco aficionado?

We’d love to hear from you, so leave us a comment with your favorites!

The Essence of Mexican Food

Greetings from La Palma!

We’ve updated the look of our website!

So why not come check us out and enjoy some of the real Mexican food we serve daily?

Get a great deal, enjoy real Mexican food and satisfy your hunger. That’s what we’re here for!