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11 easy Mexican recipes from tacos to margaritas

From tacos to margaritas, here are 11 easy and authentic Mexican dishes for a delicious Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Mexican Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Rolls

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Cinco de Mayo food: Shrimp, mango, avocado rolls with a coconut lime margarita

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Cinco de Mayo food: Shrimp, mango, avocado rolls with a coconut lime margarita

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These colorful rolls (called rollos de camarones al ajillo, mango y aguacate) are a delicious, casual and festive party food for any entertaining occasion.

Chipotle Pork Carnitas
Fast and easy one-pot ropa vieja and chipotle pork carnitas on the Today Show, March 20, 2017.
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You can use the pork carnitas in tacos, fajitas, tostadas or even on grilled flatbread.

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Easy Cheese Dip (Queso Dip)

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MELT: Cheese Dip

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One rule for a successful party: as long as there's a bowl of queso (aka cheese dip) on the table, everyone goes home a winner.

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These Mexican sandwiches or tortas (called chapata de verduras al cilantro con queso fresco) are easy to make and great for a Cinco de Mayo gathering or any get together. Plus, they can be made ahead of time.

Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
Perfect Guacamole with Pico de Gallo
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This TODAY Food staff-favorite guacamole has the perfect ratio of ingredients.

Easy Fish Tacos with Cumin Mayo

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This easy fish taco recipe will get you out of the kitchen fast

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This easy fish taco recipe will get you out of the kitchen fast

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These delicious fish tacos are ready in only 30 minutes!

Mexican-Style Corn with Lime, Ancho, and Queso Fresco
Mexican grilled corn recipe
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Simply coat the corn with mayo, cotija cheese and smoky chipotle powder. A squeeze of lime is the perfect finishing touch.

Joy Bauer's Low-Calorie Chicken Enchiladas

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Mexican food without the guilt: Joy Bauer shares her tips

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Mexican food without the guilt: Joy Bauer shares her tips

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Not only is dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes, but you'll save yourself almost 300 calories compared to the traditional version. You may just have to have a margarita to celebrate!

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Easy Chicken Tinga Tostadas
Chicken and pork tostadas de tinga
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Save extra time by using store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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Coconut Lime Margarita
Pati Jinich cooks up an authentic Cinco de Mayo feast, complete with coconut lime margaritas
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"Let this Coco Lime Margarita transport you to the beach where you can taste the salty sea breeze in the rim and munch on toasted sweetened coconut with a sprinkle of lime zest as you sip along a creamy and luscious margarita," says Pati Jinich of Pati's Mexican Table.

Classic Margarita

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How to make the perfect margarita

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How to make the perfect margarita

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You only need three ingredients to make a perfect margarita.

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