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Don Jose Panaderia in Presidio delights customers with its array of colorful galletas and pan dulce. (Photo by J. Griffis Smith)

Mexico’s heritage and culture are an integral part of Texas, which was once a part of Mexico from 1821-1836. That’s why it’s fun to join in the Cinco de Mayo (May 5) celebrations commemorating Mexico’s most famous military victory – even though greatly outnumbered – over the French forces during the Battle of Puebla in 1862. If there aren’t festivities happening near you, there’s always a celebratory meal you can prepare.

Dinner

Tex-Mex Enchiladas

Larry’s Cheese Enchiladas

Calabicita con Carne de Puerco

Caldo de Camaron (shrimp soup)

Wanda’s Chicken en Mole Poblano

Tamales

Pueblo Tacos

Snacks

Tex-Mex Popcorn

Mexican pesto

Ensalada de nopalitos

Dessert

Triple Delight of Tres Leches

Panaderias (Mexican Bakeries)

Panaderia in Presidio

Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Tamale on Mexican Cinnamon Cream

Mexican sugar cookies

Mexican Kahlua Pie

From the May 2015 issue
The March 2024 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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