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Here at Gran Luchito we love a good reason to throw a Mexican fiesta and now more than ever we are looking for little reasons to celebrate so bring on this year’s stay-at-home Cinco de Mayo!  We are sharing a little bit about Cinco de Mayo and have rounded up our recommendations for a Cinco de Mayo menu fit for your fiesta.

Why do Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Celebration in the streets of Mexico

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on 5th May which commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on 5th May 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. In Mexico it is celebrated with colourful parades, battle re-enactments, music, dancing and of course lots of food.

Let’s get this Cinco de Mayo Party Started:

1. Guacamole

Cinco de Mayo Menu

No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without Tortilla Chips and Guacamole. Here’s our recipe which uses our Tomatillo Salsa for a flavourful and fresh tasting Guacamole.  

Cinco de Mayo Menu

2. Ultimate Nachos

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Nachos are perfect for sharing and this recipe for Ultimate Chicken Nachos is loaded with delicious toppings. Be sure to check out our other Nacho recipes. 

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Cinco de Mayo Mains: 

1. Chicken Tinga Tacos 

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Tacos are a total crowd pleaser and perfect for entertaining.  Our Chicken Tinga Tacos are super easy to whip up thanks to our Tinga Cooking Sauce made with chipotle, tomato and garlic. Don’t forget to check out our other Taco recipes.

Cinco de Mayo Menu

2. Vampiro Beef Tacos

Vampiro Beef Tacos

These Vampiro Beef Tacos take tacos to a whole other level. With loads of melty cheese nestled in between two tortillas, it is part quesadilla, part taco, and total enjoyment.

Cinco de Mayo Menu

3. Fajita Sharing Platter

Fajita Sharing Platter

Our Fajita Sharing Platter couldn’t be easier to make and is sure to impress friends and family. Who can resist sizzling steak and veggies? Be sure to check out our other Fajita recipes for more ideas. 

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4. Chicken Mole

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If you’re really looking to impress, look no further! Chicken mole is certainly one of the most iconic and traditional dishes of this region. Sweet, smoky and spicy, it takes a bit of effort but it’s well worth it.

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Finally, Cinco de Mayo Drinks!

1. Chipotle Margarita

Cinco de Mayo Menu

The Chipotle Margarita takes the classic margarita up a notch. With a touch of smoky Chipotle Paste balanced with zesty orange and lime, the Chipotle Margarita is one to try!

Cinco de Mayo Menu


2. Michelada

Cinco de Mayo Menu

Part beer, part cocktail, this “beertail” is not only refreshing but full of spice. If you like Bloody Mary’s then you have to try this recipe. Get your Cinco de Mayo fiesta fired up with a round of Micheladas.

Cinco de Mayo Menu


While the Cinco de Mayo festivities this year may be slightly different, we hope our Cinco de Mayo menu has inspired you to celebrate! We would love to see how you get on, don’t forget to tag us #granluchito. 

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