Lean Green Tex-Mex Green

Dieting and eating healthy takes all of the fun of going out to eat. You’re pumped to have some hot fluffy carbs and instead, you get a crouton at most. At Maudie’s Tex-Mex, we’re trying to put the enjoyment back into eating responsibly while out and about on the town. Don’t despair and worry that you’re consuming 3000 calories worth of tacos with a couple of tortillas, some meat, and tomato—although let’s be real, our tacos are so much more than that. With our new lean green Tex-Mex, you’ll still be able to enjoy everything that you absolutely love about the unique, Austin Tex-Mex experience here at Maudie’s.

Stay Lean

Salads are much like Tex-Mex in that they consist of a few, high-quality ingredients that come together to make a nutrient right meal. Within a salad, your greens by themselves have iron, calcium and various B vitamins. Salads are generally chock-full of antioxidants and are filling enough to be called a meal rather than a snack. Probably the only way you could make such a nutritious bath any better is by turning it into a naked salad burrito. Maudie’s Tex Mex has done just that. In our Powerbowl Original, you’ll find a layered salad full of rice, black beans, lettuce, Jack cheese, pico de gallo, pulled chicken and creamy avocado slices to tie it all together.

Your Fiber

If you manage to eat install a healthy habit of including enough fiber in your diet early in life, you’re going to reduce the risk of heart disease later in life. The fastest way to hack dietary fiber is through those delicious veggies in your salad. They act as insoluble fibers which are great for keeping your digestive tract healthy and happy. If you’re looking for soluble fiber to lower your cholesterol and keep your blood sugar on the right track, look to our salads that feature beans.

Your Antioxidants

Vitamin C and vitamin A are prominently featured in most salads and they each create a form of antioxidants called carotenoids. Tomatoes, leafy greens and sweet red peppers are an awesome source for all of these vitamins that will help you from falling prey to the office bug and the cold passing around your child’s school. While leafy greens are featured in all of our Tex-Mex salads, you can find tomatoes in pico de gallo that is tossed into the mix of our taco salad, spinach and bacon salad, maida’s salad, and fajitas and greens option. All of these salads provide the perfect balance of Tex-Mex flavor and the health conscious aspect that they need to be nutritious.

Your Proteins

Your body won’t store all the protein you’re feeding it, so it’s crucial that you feed it a healthy amount of protein on the regular. With cheese and delicious meats like fajitas, mahi-mahi, and chicken you can easily access all the protein your body is needing from one of our delicious salads. Feel free to choose the kind of meat you’re feeling, as we offer a wide variety of options, like carnitas, gulf shrimp, mahi-mahi and much more for you to enjoy on top of your salad.

Keep going down the notches on that belt while having fun with food. Just because you’re trying to eat healthier does not mean you have to torture yourself. Food is important to Austin and Maudie’s culture, enjoy everything this amazing city has to offer by tapping into our supply of original Tex-Mex recipes. Come to a Maudie’s near you to access the satisfying, yet healthy options we offer for the health conscious in your party.

Want the perfect Mexican restaurant experience in Austin? Make sure they use these 4 ingredients.

It’s a unique feeling stepping into a Mexican restaurant in Austin. You have the long tradition of food and culture of the Rio Grande Valley and Texas ranchers alongside the weirdness of the city. Music plays a huge influence on the vibe, too. What can one expect? A mashup of the latest and greatest hits and new, evolved dishes? Not quite. Maudie’s prides itself on keeping the tradition of Mexican-Texan cuisine alive. Using the four main ingredients of tex mex as a base, all their dishes play off one another to create a filling and delicious meals from appetizers all the way to desserts. Know what goes great with all this food? Margaritas! Want to learn more about the essential ingredients of any tex mex restaurant worth its salt? Maudie’s shares the industry secrets in the following post.

The Four Main Ingredients

Most believe tex mex to be a complicated concoction of mixed cultures culminating as a smorgasbord of flavors and scents. Frankly, the entire menu is based off four main high-quality ingredients. Don’t believe it? Here they are in all their glory:

The Tortilla: Typically a wheat based product. It’s thick, soft, and chewy by most accounts, and it can be filled with toppings, cheeses, sauces, and meats for a delectable taste bud experience.

The Cheese: It’s on almost every burrito, enchilada, or taco. Cheese is a crucial piece to most tex mex dishes since it adds yet another texture to the meats and toppings.

Sauces: If you want flavor, sauces are the way to go. The myriad of flavors offered by mixing, matching, or isolating certain sauces with specific dishes delivers a variety of taste bud adventures.

Meats: The cornerstone of any great tex mex restaurant. Meats offer weight and volume to most dishes. The grilled nature of most meats at Maudie’s hold in their juicy flavors and tenderness whilst still adding to the overall subtle hints with sauces and cheeses.

Whether you pack a tortilla with the fajita meat of your choosing or stick with an enchilada covered in chile sauce, you’ll find a flavor and taste just for you at Maudie’s.

Don’t forget the Margaritas!

It’s a family tradition at Maudie’s to order a classic margarita with dinner. If you’re dining with friends, family, or colleagues, the relaxed, comfortable environment encourages connecting with one another beyond a phone call or office meeting.

Silver or Gold?

Choose your experience with non-aged silver tequila to go with your lime juice and salt in a frozen concoction, or gold aged tequila to enjoy a smoother on the rocks taste.

Sugar or salt?

Choosing sugar or salt for the rim of your glass depends on your margarita flavor and taste bud preference. Typically, salt is used on the rim, but if you go for a blackberry mint margarita, you may want to consider sugar.

Happy Hour!

Don’t forget to join us at Maudie’s for happy hour. It’s a great time to enjoy a fancy margarita, signature margarita, or a dollar off all beers.

Bring your family or friends. Order your favorite dish. Enjoy a delicious drink.

Want the perfect tex mex restaurant dish in Austin? Need a delicious margarita to finish off your day? Maudie’s has been serving the greater Austin area for over 25 years. Find one of the seven locations near you!

The 4 Ingredients the best nachos in Austin have in common

We all know what it’s like to get a weak stack of nachos. The chips are piled together. The cheese is dribbled over the top. When you pull a chip from the stack, toppings either fall off or didn’t make it on the chip in the first place. Why do Mexican restaurants in Austin continue to deliver a lack-luster nacho experience? Maudie’s knows nachos, laying chips, cheese, and toppings to create a memorable experience for your taste buds. Want to know what makes a great nacho dish? Maudie’s offers its advice in the following blog post.

Chips

It’s the worst feeling when you grab a chip from a nacho stack and watch the cheese and toppings tumble from the end, either onto the plate or the table.

A delicious stack of nachos is held up by the type, size, and style of chip used. A thick, tortilla chip is ideal to layer on cheese and toppings.

Maudie’s offers three types of nacho stacks, which all involve tasty chips: Nachos, Nachos Supreme, and Nachos Compuestos.

If you have to resort to using a fork to eat the nachos, the chips aren’t strong enough.

Cheeses

A great stack of tex-mex nachos includes great cheese.

The cheese is what holds the nacho dish together. Melted and spread out over the chips creates an appealing and appetizing dish. Depending on where you go to get nachos, the Mexican restaurant may use a different number and types of cheese.

Maudie’s believes in using at least three types of cheese, which adds to the flavor and texture of the overall experience.

Toppings

In tex-mex fashion, the toppings are where the majority of the flavor explodes in your mouth. Chips are vital. The cheese holds it together. The toppings are what call on your taste buds. Anything from jalapenos, olives, to onions can be placed on the dish, which means you get to choose your mouth watering experience.

Some nacho enthusiasts like the heat of jalapenos, onions, and peppers. Others prefer a cooler experience with olives and parsley.

No matter your preference, Maudie’s has three main tex-mex nacho dishes for you.

Along with toppings, you can use guacamole or sour cream to accent your experience, which adds the feeling of thickness to each and every bite.

Not sure which toppings to put on your nachos? Let Maudie’s help and get you the best chips, cheese, and toppings in Austin.

Layering

The best nachos in Austin are layered. What does this mean? Each and every chip is covered with cheese and toppings. No longer do you have to pull a chip from a stack and work to place cheese, jalapenos, or beef on top of it.

If you want a great tex-mex or a great stack of nachos, give Maudie’s a try. Serving the greater Austin area for over 25 years, we know a thing or two about Mexican food. Stop by Maudie’s, order some nachos, and enjoy a craft margarita during happy hour!