Tacos, Ceviche and a Dessert

Cinco de Mayo recipes

Ceviche, Chocoflan and Slow Braised Barbacoa

Over the years, I’ve had a long love affair with Mexican food.  I must have 50 different taco recipes floating around my kitchen.  All with an abundance of fresh ingredients, fragrant aromas that fill my house and robust and spicy flavored dishes that make my family smile big toothy smiles.

The Bennett Crew and I have spent countless summer evenings sitting out on the deck, dining on ceviche, salsa, tacos, grilled meats and fish, all with the flavors of Mexico.  Sipping on sangria, cerveza or bright pink virgin margarita’s while watching the sun set in the distance.  Ahhh… makes me think of vacation.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d round-up some of my favorite Mexican and South American recipes.  Some of the recipes are easily prepared and some take a little extra time, but so worth the effort.

Wishing you all a fun, festive, and of course, completely delicious Cinco de Mayo celebration!

Roasted Chicken Tacos with Spicy Avocado Crema.

chicken tacos

Roasted Chicken Tacos with Spicy Avocado Crema

Simple Halibut Tacos with Spicy Slaw

Halibut Tacos with spicy slaw

Simple Roasted Halibut Tacos with Spicy Slaw

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema.

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Slaw

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Crema

Slow Braised Barbacoa with Cucumber Avocado Salsa.

slow braised barbacoa with cucumber avocado salsa

Slow Braised Barbacoa

Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche.

ceviche with halibut, bay shrimp, cilantro, white onion, sriracha, and avocado

Mixed Seafood and Avocado Ceviche

The Dreamiest Chocoflan


Nelly Rodriguez de Galofre’s Chocoflan



  1. What a perfect menu – you know these are all my favorite things making me hungry 🙂

  2. Fish tacos are one of my absolute, all-time favorite things in all the world. And that flan looks amazing! I’ve never made it myself, but I always enjoy it so much I probably should —

  3. OMG, what a tasty Cinco de Mayo meal!

    • Thank you! Can you believe we barbecued yesterday. LOL! Just too warm to cook indoors. But I did prepare homemade salsa. 🙂

  4. So many wonderful choices – hard to choose just one to celebrate with tomorrow! And that chocoflan looks soooo good!

  5. Everything is what my hubby would call a taste explosion Karista – delicious!
    🙂 Mandy xo

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