Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Plan the ultimate party with these easy recipes

Sunset Margarita

Sunset Margarita

Our version of the classic Mexican cocktail has a fruity finish.

Recipe: Sunset Margarita

Bean and Chicken Taquitos

Photo by Andrea M. Gómez

Bean and Chicken Taquitos

Stick to large quantities of just a few snack items. Trust us: No one’s going to miss a thing once you bring out a platter of taquitos and sides.

Recipe:  Bean and Chicken Taquitos

Crisp chicken tacos

James Carrier (Food Styling: Karen Shinto; Prop Styling: Emma Star Jensen)

Crisp Chicken Tacos (Tacos de Pollo)

One bite and you won't want to go back to fast-food, especially after you realize how simple these classic crispy tacos are to make. Our version is perked up with a refreshing tomato-cucumber salsa.


Recipe:  Crisp Chicken Tacos (Tacos de Pollo)

Garlicky shrimp-cilantro tacos (Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

James Carrier

Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos (Tacos de Camarones al Mojo de Ajo)

Sweet onions and shrimp meet the gentle heat of garlic and chiles in this easy recipe. Be careful, it's addictive.

Recipe: Garlicky Shrimp-Cilantro Tacos

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Enselada de Betabel)

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Enselada de Betabel)

This beet salad is full of bright colors and flavors, with sweet beets playing off tangy lime and orange.

Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Queso Fresco (Ensalada de Betabel)

Ice Cream with Cinnamon Sugared Almonds and Cajeta Caramel Sauce

Ice Cream with Cinnamon Sugared Almonds and Cajeta Caramel Sauce

Dress up store-brought vanilla ice cream with these sweet south-of-the-border treats.

Recipes: 

Cinnamon Sugared Almonds 

Cajeta Caramel Sauce

A holiday dessert of Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries.

Photography by Leo Gong; styling by Karen Shinto

Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

We love this cake from Doña Tomás restaurant in Oakland, California; it's rich with a sauce like dulce de leche.

Recipe:  Tres Leches Cake with Raspberries

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