Saturday, May 3, 2014

It's Cinco de Mayo Time!

It's Cinco de Mayo Time!

This holiday is really big in Los Angeles.  A wonderful celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, marking the victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla.  Just around the corner it land this year on Monday, May 5th.  The poster above is from 1901 in honor of the victory.  

So what better way to celebrate than with food?  I can't think of anything.  Of course in Los Angeles, we can go down to Olvera Street, which is located in the oldest part of Downtown, Los Angeles.  This area was established by Spanish settlers back in 1781 and today the area is a modern Mexican-style marketplace with vendors and restaurants to enjoy the culture that abounds.  

And the food is to die for...!

So today, I've gathered some of my favorite Mexican dishes that would be perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!  Since today is Derby Day, we'll be celebrating fiesta style on Sunday.  Great for a lazy afternoon full of food, fun and margaritas!

Twisted Tacos - 

Baked Tacos

Chicken Verde Tacos

Tex-Mex Soft Tacos

Fresh Quesadillas - 

Chicken Quesadilla Grande

Cinco Party Dishes - 

Black Bean Tostadas

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Black Bean Burritos

Beth's Favorite Chicken Enchiladas

Latin Empanadas

Cilantro Lime Flank Steak with Avocado Poblano Salsa

Grab Some Tortilla Chips - 

Chunky Guacamole

Black Bean Salsa

Bonita Dessert - 

Mexican Chocolate Pudding

I hope your celebration is Muy Bueno!!

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