Go Beyond Guac With These Next-Level Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to indulge in the best food and drink that Mexico has to offer. While you could supply your party with everyday (read: expected) dishes like classic guacamole and frozen margaritas, we have some better ideas — 12 to be exact. We scoured Pinterest for some next-level Mexican-inspired eats to add to your recipe repertoire for this year’s Cinco de Mayo gatherings. Wow guests with weirdly wonderful hybrid dishes like churro cupcakes and tequila shrimp — we’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

Above, 12 unexpected Cinco de Mayo recipes for your next fiesta.