If there’s one thing Mexican’s love, it’s a party! So here is a page dedicated to Mexican party food. We’ve got a variety of tips and recipes to get you planning and prepping all of those perfect Mexican party food nibbles. The idea is to have some seriously tasty and moreish treats that your guests will be talking about way after the big event!

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Party Food

Mexican party food is all about bite-sized recipes that are sure to leave everyone wanting more. Perfect for cocktails or cheering on your favourite team, we have crafted Mexican finger food that will delight your guests without the need for a formal meal. Check out our top-rated crowd-pleasing Mexican treats, such as empanadas, taquitos, and nachos!

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Everything you need to make Mexican party food at home

With Gran Luchito, throwing a Mexican fiesta with delicious recipes that will wow your guests is easy!

Our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips are a must-have for any party. They can be served alone, with just a side of homemade guacamole, or as nachos.

Firstly, you will need our Chipotle Paste for your empanadas. You can also use our signature product to marinate meat, for quesadillas, loaded nachos, and even BBQ Corn!

Mexican black beans in the form of our Cantina Beans are another great staple as they can be sprinkled over nachos, added to chilli which will go inside your empanadas and can also go inside quesadillas.

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Exciting & Delicious

Party Food

Finally, some exciting party food ideas are at your fingertips! Check out these Mexican party food ideas that your guests will absolutely love. After all, it’s always fun when you go to a party and the finger food is exciting! From classic loaded nachos to scrumptious crispy Tuna Tostadas, here’s the inspiration you need to get that party started!

shrimp tostada

Shrimp Tostada

Shrimp tostadas are a mouth-watering Mexican dish that is sure to transport your taste buds to the sunny beaches of Mexico. These crispy tortillas are piled high with plump and juicy shrimp, fresh veggies, and zesty salsa, creating a delicious flavor explosion in every bite. ... See full recipe


Homemade Guacamole

A super fresh and easy to make at home guacamole recipe made with mild tomatillos, jalapeños and creamy avocados that tastes delicious - you should try it!... See full recipe


Frijoles Recipe

Our recipe for authentic refried black beans with chipotle, perfect as a Mexican side, a delicious layer in a burrito, wrapped up in warm tortillas or as a dip.... See full recipe

Mexican recipe - Chicken Quesadilla recipe

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla recipe with a homemade Chipotle Mayo using Gran Luchito Chipotle Pasteis unbelievably moreish. Shredded roast chicken, melted cheese, Soft Taco Wraps with fresh Pico de Gallo and guacamole.... See full recipe

Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos

Our perfect Loaded Nachos contain chipotle beef mince, fresh pico de gallo and our special homemade chipotle nacho cheese sauce which make this recipe taste amazing.... See full recipe

Aguas Frescas

Aguas Frescas

Agua frescas are refreshing, non-alcoholic beverages made from fresh fruit, water, and sugar. They are a popular drink in Mexico and are often served with meals. Agua frescas can be made with almost any fruit, and they are a delicious and refreshing way to cool down on a hot day.... See full recipe

Mexican Starters - Paloma Cocktail - finished drink

Paloma Cocktail

Palomas are a traditional Mexican cocktail known for its combination of tequila and grapefruit soda, which creates a tart and citric flavour profile.... See full recipe

Mexican Starter - Air Fryer Taquitos finished dish

Air Fryer Taquitos

Air fryer taquitos are delicious tortillas filled with a savoury filling, folded into a flute-like shape, then shallow-fried in vegetable oil till golden brown.... See full recipe

Mexican Starters - Air Fryer Empanadas finished dish

Air Fryer Empanada

Air fryer empanadas are ideal if you're looking for a quick and easy way to satisfy a craving, providing a healthier, tastier, and more convenient way to enjoy your favourite food.... See full recipe



Potatoes filled with onion and flavoured with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste fill our Tetelas! Serve these tasty Mexican snacks with creme fraiche and our Gran Luchito Tomatillo Salsa.... See full recipe

Coconut Prawns

Coconut Prawns

Warm and freshly made coconut prawns served with hot mango salsa are just what you need over the warm summer months, and perfect for entertaining friends and family.... See full recipe

Tamales, Mexican street food


Here is our special hot tamales recipe where we use our Chipotle Paste to cook the beef and make it into delicious and succulent meat, ready to go into the traditional tamales.... See full recipe

Easy Nachos Recipes - Easy nachos finished dish

Easy Nachos

Easy nachos are a quick and delicious snack or appetiser that can be made with minimal effort. They typically consist of tortilla chips topped with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, beans, jalapeños, and sometimes ground beef or chicken. ... See full recipe

Fajita Nachos finished dish

Fajita Nachos

Fajita nachos blend sizzling fajita ingredients like grilled chicken, beef, peppers, and onions with crispy tortilla chips, smothered in cheese, guacamole, and salsa.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli finished dish

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli

This slow cooker chicken chili is a fuss-free recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Simply combine chicken, beans, vegetables, and spices in your slow cooker and let it simmer for a hearty and flavourful chili.... See full recipe



Sopes are thick masa shaped discs, pinched on the edges to form a vessel. They’re lightly fried and typically topped with refried beans, fresh cheese and salsa.... See full recipe

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Tuna Tostadas

A crispy corn tostada is topped with smoky Chipotle Mayo, then a delicious fresh tuna ceviche marinated in lime and soy and topped with crispy leeks - an epic starter!... See full recipe

Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido

This irresistible, bubbling warm cheese dip with crispy chorizo is perfect for dipping with tortilla chips or tortilla wraps, a delicious snack or starter for you and the family to enjoy!... See full recipe

Mexican Street Food Recipes - Classic Tostada

Classic Tostada

Indulge in the warm and delicious flavours of a classic tostada, a beloved and traditional Mexican dish featuring a crispy corn tortilla, refried beans, and an array of toppings to create a fulfilling and enjoyable dining experience.... See full recipe

BBQ Corn

BBQ Corn

A popular way of eating corn on the cob in Mexico is barbecued! Our BBQ Corn recipe is served with Chipotle Butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and freshly chopped coriander.... See full recipe

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Cheese Empanadas

These Cheese Empanadas with sweet potato and brie are easy to make using pre-made shortcrust pastry sheets, full of flavour and spice and a total crowd pleaser.... See full recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce, homemade nacho recipes

Nacho Cheese Sauce

At last a recipe for nacho cheese sauce prepared with good ingredients! One that's easy to prepare and can be poured over nachos or just as dip with chips!... See full recipe

Chilli Cheese Fries

Chilli Cheese Fries

Like the mighty smoky chilli dog, this indulgent delight is a classic from over the pond. We recommend guacamole and sour cream for dipping your meaty and saucy fries into.... See full recipe

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

A sure fire way to get the party started is to whip up a batch of our easy chipotle Chicken Taquitos! These can be made as a starter, party snack or tasty dinner!... See full recipe

Fajita Platter finished dish

Fajita Platter

This sharing platter is an easy and fun idea for a Mexican fiesta. Grilled steak served on a plate for everyone to dig in and make their fajitas just the way they like! ... See full recipe

Mexican Street Food Recipes featuring Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Loading up our large quarter cut tortilla chips with cheese, smoky chicken and Chipotle Salsa makes an irresistible snack in this Smoky Chicken Tostadas recipe. ... See full recipe



Part beer, part cocktail, this "beertail" is full of flavour and fun. Like a Bloody Mary, Micheladas are perfect for hangovers, and very refreshing on a hot summer's day.... See full recipe

Steak Nachos

Steak Nachos

Take your nachos game to the next level with our Steak Nachos recipe! Served with tender slices of steak, refried beans, grated cheese, and caramelized onions, what’s not to love?!... See full recipe

Chipotle Margarita

Chipotle Margarita

The margarita is a guaranteed party starter. With a touch of smoky Chipotle Paste, tequila, and balanced with zesty lime and orange liqueur, it's got a zing to get you going.... See full recipe

Smoky Chilli Dogs

Chilli Dogs

Chilli dogs are a classic American dish that we knew would work really well with our delicious and smoky Easy Chilli Con Carne - perfect for leftovers!... See full recipe

Cheese Board Luchito Style

Cheese Board Luchito Style

Our Mexico Chilli Gift Set is the perfect addition to bring a bit of heat and amazing smoky flavour to a beautiful cheese board this holiday season! Festive and no cooking required!... See full recipe

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How To Serve Fajitas

Looking for a delicious and easy way to serve fajitas for a crowd? Look no further! This is one of the best Mexican food buffet ideas. Simply put together a big fajita platter for your guests to share.

There are a few ways that you can make your fajitas. You can use our signature product, Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, to marinate your meat in prior to cooking. Or you can sprinkle your veggies and meat with Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix inside your hot pan. If you like a nice sauce for fajitas, then Gran Luchito Red Fajita Simmer Sauce is the winner.

Once you have cooked your fajitas, present them on a large platter. Heat up your Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps and present them on a smaller separate plate and cover them with a tea towel to keep warm.

Next, prepare your toppings. Gran Luchito Jalapeno & Pineapple or our Fire Roasted Serranos come in handy here. Others include our recipes for Homemade Guacamole, Avocado Crema, and Chipotle Crema. Finally, add some freshness with a jar of Gran Luchito authentic salsa such as smoky Chipotle Salsa or zingy Tomatillo Salsa. Oh and don’t forget the limes to squeeze and fresh coriander!

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Party Food

We get lots of questions about our products and recipes, so please take a look at our frequently asked questions on Mexican party food. Feel free to leave your question in the comments section under the recipes. If you would like to learn more about Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What are Mexican snacks?

Mexican snacks are popular finger food such as empanadas, tamales, taquitos, quesadillas, molletes, tostadas, and dips with corn tortilla chips.

What to serve at a Mexican fiesta?

All of the snacks above would be great to serve at a Mexican fiesta, as well as a big taco or fajita spread, so that your guests can help themselves and everyone can share.

What makes a Mexican party?

The food of course! But no seriously, the food is a very important part. Alongside food you will need a pitcher of margaritas, a good crowd, Latino music, a solid bold colour scheme, and you can always add some sombreros, Mexican flag toothpicks, a cactus centrepiece and a piñata!

What goes with tacos for a party?

Check out our Mexican Snacks page, this will give you loads of ideas on what to serve with tacos. In a nutshell, lots of Mexican finger food! For inspiration on what to serve inside tacos, check out our Tacos page.

What to bring to a Mexican party?

Why not make one of our Mexican party food recipes and take that along. It would go down a storm! A very thoughtful touch too.