ASK A QUESTION does the word "tecate" translate into English?
As far as I know it is only a Name, of the city in Mexico and of a Mexican Beer.
The true origin of the name is unknown; there are a few theories but none with sustainable evidence. One of these theories says that the name is from native origins and it means ‘cut stone’ or ‘cut tree’. Another one says that it may be derived from ‘tecata’, which is the crust of the Encino, a medicinal plant typical of the region.
I can tell you what "tecato" means! Not from personal experience, just coworkers messing around... of course, that doesn't shed any light on "tecate" but who knows?... maybe some connection between the two years & years ago? jeje
Tecate - really bad Mexican beer that should be accompanied by lots of lime and several shots of tequila.