An afternoon fiesta followed by a siesta sounds like a perfect afternoon to me! This cinco de mayo celebration is colorful, relaxed and very easy to pull together. Mexican cuisine, or Americanized Mexican food like we make, is bright, bold and there’s always something for everyone. This menu is perfect for informal gatherings to sit a while with friends, drink bottomless Margaritas or Palomas and munch on some delicious food.
Paloma Cocktail a refreshing cocktail with the bright flavors of grapefruit juice, lime juice and hibiscus simple syrup
Simple Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado an easy cold and refreshing appetizer with bright, bold and tangy flavors
Easy Beef Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning simple ground beef tacos with homemade taco seasoning, a family favorite any day of the week
Easy Brisket Nachos layers of tortilla chips, beef brisket and all the fixings
Mexican Chocolate Covered Strawberries juicy strawberries dipped in chocolate representing the colors of the Mexican flag
Pico de Gallo – I’ve been making this Pico for over 30 years, it’s my all time favorite
Guacamole – as my cousin’s daughter tells me, it’s all about the guac and this one is delicious
If you’re interested, I wrote a post about the tablescape and included all the sourcing and suggestions for discontinued items. I hope this inspires you to create your own amazing cinco de mayo gathering with friends.
For other cinco de mayo ideas, check out my CINCO DE MAYO section. Happy cinco de mayo, friends!