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.