Feast your eyes and appetite on a mouthwatering Mexican meal for your next holiday fiesta! Inspired by our friends at Jacala Mexican Restaurant who recently showed us how they make their deliciously simple Chile Rellenos, we’re showing you how to put on your own fiesta without a lot of fuss!
Scroll for mouthwatering recipes like traditional tamales, crave-worthy queso, and some elegant entrees for feast perfect for Noche Buena!
These Tamales de Cochinita Pibil come from the coast of the Yucatan region of Mexico. Tamales of all different fillings make their way to family gatherings- from beef, chicken, bean and cheese, to even sweet ones made with raisins and cinnamon. Get the recipe here.
Need a little refresher on tamale assembly? We went behind the scenes at Zinc Bistro to nail down the technique here. My friend Blanca Aldaco gives her tamales a sweet twist, which you can watch right here!
Muy Delicioso Dips
Craving a little queso for your holiday feast? Get your fix with Blanca Aldaco’s Grilled Cheese Queso or Cazuelita de Rajas, Elote y Queso Panela. Get the recipe right here.
Sides & Stews
When it comes to a stew that will warm your heart this holiday season, look no further than Las Hacienda de Los Barrios’ amazing menudo! You can serve this one with finely chopped serrano peppers and of course, some fresh tortillas! Get the recipe here.
Andes Cafe Chef David Guerrero shares his recipe for Choclo Asado con Queso, or Grilled White Corn. This recipe features charcoal grilled white corn topped with “mapahuira,” or roasted pork pieces, cilantro avocado cream sauce, and queso fresco. Get the recipe here.
Straight from the kitchen of Chef Hugo Ortega, this recipe features a fresh poblano chile stuffed with chicken and Chihuahua cheese, served with arroz a la Mexicana and frijoles a la olla — get the recipe for this winner right here.
Making enchiladas? You’ll want this especially smoky sauce from our friends at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio. This Enchiladas Colorados sauce recipe is an interior Mexican recipe using chile anchos. Get the recipe here and watch them assemble it right here.
Celebrate with churros and Mexican hot chocolate! Our favorite recipes come from a great cookbook: Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico. At Hugo’s, they roast and grind cacao beans in-house to make their own chocolate! Get the recipe for the hot chocolate here.
Another amazing recipe from Chef Hugo Ortega are these street food staples! Enjoy these churros with hot chocolate! Get the recipe right here.
Is your holiday dessert plan really ready without Blanca Aldaco’s Tres Leches cake? Get the recipe for this light and fluffy traditional cake right here.
It wouldn’t be a true fiesta without a refreshing margarita! Eight Row Flint’s uses a blanco tequila and a splash of egg white — and looks like Texas snow! Get the recipe here.
Boudro’s Prickly Pear margarita is as pretty as an ornament on a tree. It uses a little twist you can pour into your next batch of frozen margaritas! Get the twist here.