While the star of a Cinco de Mayo party is the margarita, the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a spread of bold and colourful dishes to pair those dangerously delicious drinks with.

Here are five tasty, sweet and savoury Mexican recipes for a successful fiesta on Thursday, May 5th.

Very Spicy Salsa
When it comes to classic party dishes, you can’t go wrong with a hefty platter of chips and salsa. And this aptly named “very spicy salsa” recipe, featured on You Gotta Eat Here!, is guaranteed to kick up the heat at your celebration!

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Guacamole with Crispy Chips
Where there’s chips and salsa, there should also be an offering of guacamole. Try this super simple recipe by Daphne Brogdon and serve with these non-traditional —but incredibly delicious — chips. Can you guess what they are made out of?

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Pinto Bean Salsa Salad
This colourful side dish features a medley of refreshing flavours — corn kernels, bell peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, avocado, pinto beans and fresh cilantro — then it’s tossed in a light, garlicky lime dressing before serving.

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Tacos El Pastor
Pork slices are marinated in a spicy citrus blend of pineapple juice, orange juice, cilantro, chiles and chipotle in adobe sauce, then grilled to mouthwatering perfection. Top with a sweet and spicy habanero salsa and serve on warm corn tortillas. Just perfection.

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Churros with Caramel Sauce
Anyone with a sweet tooth will absolutely love these deep-fried, cinnamon-sugar treats. The best part? They only take 15 minutes to make!

Wash down these eats with a refreshing cocktail! Here are 13 Cinco de Mayo cocktails to choose from.