8 Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Don’t want to spend another Cinco de Mayo watching amateur drunks spew blue curacao margarita-tinted chunks all over the talavera-tiled floor of your local bottomless guacamole joint? Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style this year by whipping up a few Mexican classics at home, where at least if you drink too many Coronas and fall face-first into a green plastic light-up cactus, no one will be the wiser.

  1. Spicy Mushroom and Chorizo Tacos
  2. Enfrijoladas de Pollo
  3. Atlantic Baja-Style Fish Tacos
  4. Hamburgers al Pastor
  5. Tomatillo Lamb Tacos with Fresh Salsa Mexicana
  6. Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo Refried Beans
  7. Frijoles Charros
  8. Cochinita Pibil

Looking for more inspiration? Don’t miss our special Pinboard, featuring 25 of our favorite taco recipes, ranging from the authentic to the bizarre! We’ve also rounded up our favorite Mexican recipes from this very site…click here for the full list.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the taco-centric blog "Eat More Tacos," and the junk food-centric "Spork & Barrel." His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.

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