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10 Recipes for the Perfect Mexican Fiesta

Sadly, we can't bring you Mexico's sunny beaches this winter. But the cuisine? There we can help.
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Sadly, we can't bring you Mexico's sunny beaches this winter. But the cuisine? There we can help. So call up your favorite peeps, throw some colorful linens on the table and get cooking.

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

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Mini Chicken Burritos
Then kick things off with the most adorable passed appetizers of all time.

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

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

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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. Read and learn.

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

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Chilaquiles
Morning-after blues? Use your leftover tortilla chips to make a super-easy Mexican-style breakfast. (You're welcome).

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