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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.


Tex-Mex Enchiladas

Larry’s Cheese Enchiladas

Calabicita con Carne de Puerco

Caldo de Camaron (shrimp soup)

Wanda’s Chicken en Mole Poblano


Pueblo Tacos


Tex-Mex Popcorn

Mexican pesto

Ensalada de nopalitos


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

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