With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, we've planned a Mexican fiesta full of spicy cocktails, guacamole, tacos, and more.

And if you're throwing a Cinco de Mayo bash (or even if you aren't) it's not too late to pick up the sweet Rancho Gordo offer in the FOOD52 Shop!

El Chupacabra by janeymax

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Michelada (aka Bloody Beer) by TheFlyingFoodie

Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime by chocolatefig

Fish Salpicon by merrill

Rick Bayless' Chilied Tortilla Soup with Shredded Chard by Genius Recipes

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Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos by merrill

Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos by aargersi

Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos by Erin Powell

Spiced Churros by poiresauchocolat

Oaxacan Cinnamon Chocolate Macaroons by robinbeth


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I'm Laura Loesch-Quintin, a food writer and photographer, as well as the voice behind the recipe blog gourmette•nyc. Originally from Philadelphia, I was raised in a French-American household where vinaigrette, cornichons, and clafoutis were (and still are) staples. When not cooking, writing, or photographing, I can usually be found exploring the food markets of New York City.