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26 Recipes for the Ultimate Mexican Fiesta

04/30/2015 05:00 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2015

Cinco de Mayo, eat your heart out.

Call up your favorite peeps, throw some colorful linens on the table and get cooking.

Fish Taco Salad
Now this is a salad to get excited about. Get the recipe.

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Roasted Poblano and Pecan Guacamole
This recipe gets its smoky flavor from cumin and poblano peppers. But our favorite part might be the toasted pecans, which add just the right amount of crunch. Get the recipe.

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Tater Tot Nachos
For a seriously fun twist on a favorite, swap tortilla chips for tots. Get the recipe.

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Red Chile Short Rib Tacos
This recipe will set the mood for Cinco De Mayo by filling your kitchen with the most delicious smells. Get the recipe.

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Classic Margaritas
Guaranteed to get the party started. Get the recipe.

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Loaded Chicken Tortilla Soup
Spice things up with this warm, jalapeño-infused side dish. Get the recipe.

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Chicken Tostadas
Top with a spicy salsa cruda. Get the recipe.

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Homemade Mango Salsa
Skip the jarred salsa and roast your own tangy version to serve alongside corn chips. Get the recipe.

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Chicken, Chili, and Cheese Quesadillas
Can't decide between chicken, chili or cheese quesadillas? Why not have all three in one? Get the recipe.

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Chicken Tacos with Spill-Proof Shells
There is a way to make sure all that glorious filling doesn't fall right out. Get the recipe.

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Paloma Cocktails
Offer your guests this fresh, citrusy sister to the margarita upon their arrival. Get the recipe.

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Mexican Crullers (Churros)
Make a double batch. These will go fast. Get the recipe.

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Mini Chicken Burritos
The most adorable passed appetizers of all time. Get the recipe.

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Tacos Carne Asada
You can never have enough tacos a mexican fiesta. Get the recipe.

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Green Chicken Enchiladas
Smother chicken enchiladas in cheese and salsa verde for a delicious taco alternative. Get the recipe.

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Chicken Mole
Chicken and chocolate? Oh yes. Get the recipe.

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Hibiscus Punch
For post-dinner cocktails, allow us to recommend this festive, tequila-based party punch. Get the recipe.

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Yellow Rice
Add some color to your spread. Get the recipe.

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Sopaipillas With Chocolate Sauce
Drizzle generously with chocolate sauce. Get the recipe.

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Mexican Lasagna
A spicy take on a comforting classic. Get the recipe.

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Rice Fritters With Sesame Caramel
You're going to want to save room for this one. Get the recipe.

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Rice and Beans
Big flavor with minimal effort. Get the recipe.

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Pico de Gallo
Dice the jalapenos very finely; you want a hint of heat and jalapeno flavor, but you don't want to cause any fires. Get the recipe.

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Baja Style Fish Tacos
Top each with cream, shredded cabbage, tomatillo salsa and pickled jalapenos, if desired. Get the recipe.

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Chiles Rellenos
Can you handle the heat? Get the recipe.

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Chilaquiles
Use your leftover tortilla chips to make a super-easy Mexican-style breakfast. (You're welcome). Get the recipe.

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