There is far too much excellent Mexican food and drink to only celebrate once a year… and that’s why we celebrate it around here 2-3x a week! I’ve pulled together some of my very very very favorites for The Ultimate All-Day Cinco de Mayo.
Let’s just cut straight to the reason for the season: tequila and lime, in all it’s endless-possibility glory. There are 26 margarita recipes on this blog – my favorite is the Skinny Margarita. My 2nd favorite will always be “Whichever-Fruit-Is-In-Season Margarita.”
Why should mimosas get to have all the fun? For the Ultimate Cinco Brunch (or be my hero – breakfast), whip up a batch of Tangerine Margaritas. Can’t find Tangerines? Whip up a batch of Orange Margaritas.
Eggs Benedict con Queso: Avocado or Guacamole topped with crispy bacon, an egg, a generous scoop of melty queso, and pico de gallo. And let’s be real here: this is best eaten on SEIS de Mayo.
Homemade tortillas, leftover brisket, scrambled eggs, and tortillas. I present to you: Migas.
AKA Things Wrapped In Tortillas
Beer-Glazed Fish Tacos with Kiwi-Mango Salsa combines some of my favorite things: beer, tacos, and a fruit salsa. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a warm evening on the patio. (And I’ll tell you to have another beer.)
An ode to one of my old favorite late-night stops gets a leaner and quicker makeover: Black & White Tacos.
Boring chicken quesadillas? Not these. A smoky spice rub punches the ticket on these Grilled Chicken and Avocado Quesadillas. Just add margaritas.
MOAR FISH TACOS. This time with Cantaloupe-Pineapple Salsa
That spice rub we talked about? Use it once and you’ll use it everywhere, like I did in these Chicken, Roasted Poblano, and Corn Quesadillas.
Three words: Tandoori Chicken Tacos. Two more words: Flippin’ amazing.
Afternoon Chips & Salsa & Queso & Guacamole Bender
Since no Cinco menu is complete without chips, melted cheese, and tequila… Here’s your way to get all three in one cheesy bite: Queso Fundido al Tequila.
Do you know Ninfa’s? The original started here in Houston, on Navigation (and if you’re in Houston, you gotta try it). Their creamy green salsa is the stuff dreams are made of.
There are endless ways to satisfy your daily nacho serving quota. You can’t do much better than BBQ Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Nachos. (But don’t just take my word for it.)
Guacamole really needs almost nothing to be amazing. But you don’t have to stop and salt and lime – I sure don’t. My favorite Guacamole Bar additions include grilled pineapple, goat cheese, bacon, grilled corn, cilantro, pico de gallo, and lots of fresh jalapenos. My ultimate bowl of guacamole combines Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Grilled Corn.
A friend, family, and personal favorite: Pineapple Salsa, styled after one of my old favorite restaurants.
Only my favorites of my favorites… Hope you brought your stretchy-waisted pants.
Refried beans on a hamburger? You betcha. We call it The Texican.
Those Brie & Brisket Quesadillas (or Tacos) with Mango Barbecue Sauce are by far THE most popular recipe on this site. They alone have been viewed 3+ million times. Guys. 3 MILLION times. Odds are you’ve seen them but in case you’ve forgotten – put ’em on next week’s menu. (I did.)
Ready to eat dinner with your hair on fire? Make a batch of these Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Enchiladas.
Dessert: See Margarita Section Above.