7 Late-Night Wedding Snacks Inspired by Cinco de Mayo
After a long day of celebrating your newlywed status, your guests might need to refuel to stay moving on the dance floor. But don't worry—late-night snacks are the ultimate crowd-pleaser and the perfect reception pick-me-up. Mexican cuisine has so many delicious options that are easy to serve to a crowd, so if you're stumped on what to offer, consider one (or all!) of these tasty Cinco de Mayo–inspired snacks to satisfy your guests' after-dark cravings.
1. Classic Tacos
Tacos are a must if you're serving Mexican snacks. Bring in an on-site taco chef to put on a fun display and serve customizable hand-held eats.
2. Plátano Macho
Spanish for "macho bananas," plantains might seem more tropical than Mexican, but this versatile fruit is popular in Latin and Mexican cuisines. Try it fried with a dipping sauce of banana aioli for a sweet-and-savory combo.
3. Mini Mexican Munchies
Since you'll already have served a full meal, keep your late-night snacks bite-size (they're easier to handle and way less messy too). Try serving something like these crispy, mini fish tacos with chipotle rémoulade and red pepper gastrique.
4. Pre-Siesta Salad
Late-night provisions don't have to be unhealthy—let salads be the star when the sun goes down. One to try: herbed farro with charred corn, poached cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish and arugula.
5. Tacos With a Twist
Elevate your standard taco by swapping out the shell for something unexpected. In this fresh bite, the tortilla is replaced with a mango crepe and topped with smoked mahi mahi and corn relish.
6. Mexican Grilled Cheese
Who can resist melted cheese between toasty bread? Serve quesadillas with a variety of dips for a Mexican take on the classic grilled cheese.
7. After-Party Paloma
Keep the party going with a second signature drink fit for a fiesta. Try a refreshing, tequila-based cocktail, like a Paloma, made with fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, club soda and simple syrup.