7 Foods to Offer at Your Next Mexican-Themed Event

Summer is coming to a close so if you need a reason to celebrate, then throw a Mexican-themed party to enjoy the last few days of summer bliss. The following Mexican recipes are a must. But if you prefer to hire a caterer so you can focus on enjoying the festivities, Urban Solace Catering offers each of these dishes in the catering menu.

  1. Baja Charcuterie Board

The Baja Charcuterie Board is a delightful array of Mexican-inspired delicacies. It includes salami, cheeses, guacamole, salsa, and various vegetables presented on a large board for guests to help themselves. This recipe also includes tasty additions like chips, olives, and pico de gallo. The combination of colors, textures, and flavors make it a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

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  1. Street Tacos

Street tacos are an integral part of Mexican cuisine. The recipe uses soft flour tortillas filled with lean ground beef and topped with chopped onions, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, taco sauce, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Their simplicity is part of their charm, highlighting the meat’s flavor, while the fresh garnishes add a bright, tangy contrast.

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  1. Ceviche

Ceviche is a refreshing seafood dish, popular in coastal regions of Latin America. This recipe uses fresh fish, like sea bass or snapper, marinated in lime juice until the acids “cook” the fish. It’s then mixed with sliced onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and cilantro. Ceviche is best served chilled, often with a side of crunchy tortilla chips.

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  1. Empanadas

Empanadas are a type of Latin American pastry, filled with a variety of ingredients depending on regional preferences. The filling is made with ground beef, tomato paste, onion, bell peppers, and various spices. These turnovers are then fried in a deep fryer until golden brown, resulting in a flaky exterior encasing a flavorful filling.

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  1. Papas Rellenas

Papas Rellenas, or fried stuffed potatoes, are a favorite South American appetizer. They’re made with potatoes mashed into a dough, and filled with seasoned ground beef, eggs, olives, and various spices. They’re then breaded and deep-fried for a crisp exterior and warm, comforting interior.

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  1. Tapas

Tapas refer to a wide variety of appetizers in Spanish cuisine. The selection could range from olives and cheese to more elaborate dishes like Albondigas (Spanish meatballs) and Gambas al Ajillo (garlic shrimp). These small plates are typically enjoyed with a glass of wine or beer, making for a casual and sociable dining experience.

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  1. Churros

Churros are a beloved dessert across Mexico. This recipe is made with water, butter, flour, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, sugar, ground cinnamon, salt, and eggs, which is then piped through a star nozzle and deep-fried until golden. The warm churros are then rolled in sugar and often served with a side of thick, rich chocolate sauce for dipping, providing a sweet and indulgent end to a meal.

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