A big thank you to Delimex and Walmart for sponsoring our Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias
Living in San Diego definitely has its’ perks… the beach, the perfect weather, the fact that I can wear flip-flops year round, and the delicious Mexican food that is readily available. We are definitely spoiled!
With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I decided to put together a fun Cinco de Mayo fiesta for family members to enjoy. We are all HUGE fans of Mexican food, so I put together an at home taco bar with tons of delicious food choices for everyone. It was a hit!
To get ready for the party, I went to Walmart and stocked up on everything I would need for my Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
I bought some Delimex Mexican dishes that were the perfect base for our party. We chose Beef Taquitos, Chicken & Cheese Taquitos, and Beef Tamales, all found in the frozen section at Walmart.
They all taste amazing, and are SO simple to make!
The taquitos looked great served on two white long serving dishes.
I used my favorite wood slice platter to serve the beef tamales.
My grandma used to buy Delimex taquitos for us and we would eat them when we would go swimming at her house, then my parents would buy them for us for a quick and easy snack when we came home from school, and now I buy them to go with our taco bar nights. We’re huge fans! They’re great, too, because they are so convenient and easy to make, which means less time in the kitchen and more time with family.
I’m a big fan of adding height to food tables for a party, so I used a large wooden crate and two medium crates to place the taquitos and chips on. This gives the food in the back some extra height, which makes the food easier to access and more aesthetically pleasing.
The food table was covered in a white tablecloth, with a long piece of vibrant lime green fabric that I used as a runner for the table to put the food on. I love the extra pop of color this gave the table! For the backdrop I hung up some brightly colored paper rosettes that went perfectly with the fiesta and added more great color to the table. I also added a few small colored tissue paper fans that looked great on the table in front of the taquitos.
I knew that I wanted to include beef and chicken, as well as refried beans, to go in our tacos. I made fajita beef and shredded chicken breasts that I cooked in the slow cooker all day with lots of seasoning. Guests were able to choose beef and/or chicken, and then place it inside their choice of corn tortillas, flour tortillas, crunchy taco shells, or on top of chips.
All of the toppings went really well with the taquitos as well as the taco bar.
They could choose from refried beans, homemade Mexican rice, shredded Mexican cheese, lettuce, olives, verde salsa, and a red mild salsa. I also served tomatoes, cilantro, guacamole, and sour cream for the top. The toppings were all served in medium-sized white bowls that were all a uniform size and shape.
Save yourself time like I did by purchasing pre-cut items for the toppings, like a bag of shredded lettuce (rather than a head of lettuce that you have to cut yourself), a bag of shredded Mexican cheese (so you don’t have to grate it yourself), sliced olives instead of whole, a good quality pre-made guacamole and salsa, etc. All of these are great time savers!
The great thing about a taco bar is that there is something for everyone! Adults can add lots of toppings to their creations, while the pickier kids can have just the meat and a tortilla if they want. Everything is made custom for them so they get their food just the way they like it.
I filled up small glass bottles with limeade (which my husband refers to as ‘nectar of the gods’), and added a small lime slice to the top, along with a cute striped straw. The kids all LOVED the fact that they each had their own little fancy glass to drink out of. Striped straws just make any drink taste better, don’t they?
I hope these gave you some great food ideas for hosting your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta with family and friends.
Be sure to check out more Delimex fiesta inspiration here. I’m curious, what’s your favorite Mexican food? I’m such a fan of all of it that picking a favorite would be like picking a favorite child. I just can’t do it! 🙂