Mexican finger-food fiesta

Throw the ultimate Mexican party––no knife or fork needed

Mexican party recipes

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Karen Shinto

Quick and easy Mexican party menu

Go ahead, use your hands to enjoy this great Mexican dinner party featuring Chile and Lime Steak Tortas, a peppery cheese dip, chimichangas, and a frosty Tequila Sunrise.

Click ahead for all the recipes — and a songlist to enjoy them by.

Mexican sandwiches

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Karen Shinto

Chile and Lime Steak Tortas

A four-bite version of the classic Mexican sandwich. We used flap meat, a thin steak that marinates and grills quickly.

Recipe: Chile and Lime Steak Tortas

 

Mexican cheese dip

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Karen Shinto

Smoky Five-Pepper Cheese Dip

A nod to nacho cheese dip, but with fresh chiles and a bold chipotle flavor.

Recipe: Smoky Five-Pepper Cheese Dip

Chimichangas appetizer

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Poblano and nopales chimichangas

Who needs the deep fryer when you can bake a flaky crust?

Recipe: Poblano and nopales chimichangas

Tequila cocktail drink

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Tequila Sunset

A twist on the classic tequila sunrise, with bright purple, subtly floral, and plum-flavored prickly pear syrup in place of grenadine.

Recipe: Tequila Sunset

Fiesta playlist

Photo by Annabelle Breakey; styling by Karen Shinto

Playlist: Both sides of the border

These jams are sure to keep the party going (along with those tequila sunsets, of course).

  • “Qué Lástima”, Alejandro Fernández
  • “Ranchu Gubiña”, Claudia Martinez
  • “Rogaciano”, La Calaca
  • “Señorita”, Los Lonely Boys
  • “Los Peces”, Lhasa
  • “Manda Una Señal”, Maná
  • “Me Gustas Tú”, Manu Chao
  • “(Who Discovered) America?”, Ozomatli
  • “Baila Esta Cumbia”, Selena
  • “La Tortura”, Shakira
  • “Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile)”, Santana
  • “Adoro”, Vikki Carr
  • “Bailamos”, Enrique Iglesias

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