As Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to elevate your brunch game and infuse it with some Mexican flair! Say adiós to the standard eggs Benedict and French toast, and hola to a brunch spread that’s bursting with south-of-the-border flavors. Get ready to host the ultimate Cinco de Mayo Brunch Extravaganza that will have your guests saying “¡Olé!”

Brunch Taco Bar: Build Your Own Taco Masterpiece

What better way to kick off your Cinco de Mayo brunch than with a build-your-own taco bar? Lay out an array of tortillas (both flour and corn), and let your guests pile them high with an assortment of fillings. From scrambled eggs, chorizo, and crispy bacon to black beans, avocado slices, and crumbled queso fresco, the possibilities are endless! Don’t forget to include some zesty salsas, tangy guacamole, and pickled jalapeños for an extra kick. With an assortment of flavors & colors, this makes an easy, beautiful spread that is sure to please.

A delicious entree that’s the perfect addition to your taco bar is Huevos Rancheros! This recipe is easy to make in large batches and offers a nice alternative to the tacos.

Mexican Cocktails: Sipping on South-of-the-Border Spirits

No Cinco de Mayo brunch would be complete without some festive libations to wash down those delicious tacos! Treat your guests to a selection of Mexican-inspired cocktails that will complement the flavors of your brunch spread. Whip up some refreshing Micheladas, a spicy beer-based concoction that’s perfect for brunch sipping. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in classic Margaritas or Palomas, crafted with tequila, fresh citrus juices, and a splash of soda. And let’s not forget the timeless Mexican favorite, the spicy Bloody Maria, a fiery twist on the classic Bloody Mary. With these tantalizing cocktails in hand, your Cinco de Mayo brunch will be a fiesta to remember!

Mexican Playlist: Setting the Mood

No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without the right ambiance, and what better way to set the mood than with a carefully curated Mexican playlist? Dive into the vibrant world of Mexican music and create a playlist that will transport your guests to the lively streets of Mexico. Here are three types of Mexican music to get you started:

  1. Mariachi: The iconic sound of Mariachi bands adds an authentic touch to any Cinco de Mayo celebration. Look for classic Mariachi tunes like “Cielito Lindo” and “El Son de la Negra” to get the party started.
  2. Cumbia: With its infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, Cumbia music is guaranteed to get everyone on their feet. Add some Cumbia classics like “La Pollera Colorá” and “Cumbia Sampuesana” to your playlist for a festive vibe.
  3. Ranchera: Embrace the soulful sounds of Ranchera music, characterized by its heartfelt lyrics and rich instrumental accompaniment. Include timeless Ranchera hits such as “Volver, Volver” by Vicente Fernández and “La Media Vuelta” by Luis Miguel for an authentic Mexican experience.

With a mouthwatering brunch taco bar and a lively Mexican playlist, your Cinco de Mayo celebration is sure to be a hit! So wake up and smell the tacos—it’s time to fiesta like there’s no mañana!