A michelada. (Photo/Getty Images)

Cinco de Mayo party recipe guide

To cap off our week of delicious recipes and personal anecdotes by some of our favorite Latino culinary greats like Pati Jinich, Fany Gerson, Junior Merino and Hugo Ortega, we’re offering some classic recipes for your Cinco de Mayo celebration this weekend. We personally love chowing down on guacamole accompanied by an icy michelada for the holiday, but what are your favorite Cinco de Mayo party must-haves?


Tequila. Clueless on what to look for in a tequila and how to sip it like a pro? Read our expert tips for the ultimate tequila know-how.

Margaritas. Sweet, delicious and icy cold, this recipe is the ultimate celebratory indulgence.

Micheladas. There’s more to this cocktail than hot sauce splashed into beer – and our recipe is absolutely perfect.


Guacamole. Is there anything better than a big bowl of guacamole accompanied by crispy, salty tortilla chips? We think not, making this savory snack ideal for any weekend gathering.

Empanadas. Waist-line friendly spinach empanadas are wonderfully suited for passing around.


Chile con carne. Veggie-rich chile con carne is simple to make and a filling meal option.

Arroz con pollo. Savory arroz con pollo is easy to cook up for a crowd any time of the year.

Poblano soup. Thick and delicious, this poblano soup celebrates the best of Pueblan-stye flavors.

Tequila shrimp. Seafood and tequila – is there any way to go wrong? We think not, thanks to Chef Hugo Ortega’s mouth-watering recipe.


Flan. Creamy sweet flan is always a party favorite and our version is fool-proof.

Polvorones. Polvorones are buttery, flaky and delicious – and utterly perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

Churros. Crispy churros are a favorite at any party, so don’t be surprised if you need to double this wonderful recipe.


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