5 Recipes for Cinco De Mayo From 5 Restaurants in the 5 Boroughs

By Heidi Patalano on May 5, 2014 6:44am 

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 Cook up a five borough feast with Mexicans recipes from restaurants all over the city.
5 Recipes for Cinco De Mayo From 5 Restaurants in the 5 Boroughs
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NEW YORK CITY — Today the city celebrates Cinco de Mayo.

For many residents, the best way to mark the occasion is by gathering with friends to sip and savor some beloved Mexican exports.

DNAinfo New York sought out recipes from Mexican restaurants in all five boroughs to help readers prepare their own Cinco de Mayo party.

First, chefs Natalie Mendez and Yajaira Saavedra of Oaxacan restaurant La Morada in the South Bronx showed us how to make a gorgeous guacamole.

Second, Katie Salas, manager of Pequena in Prospect Heights, showed us how to make elotes (grilled corn) and a “Mexican Razor Blade” — a smokier version of a margarita.

Third, the Manhattan-roving Kimchi Taco Truck’s director Tina Chiu-Maes gave us a recipe for making fiery shrimp tacos with a hot Korean pepper sauce called gochujang.

Fourth, in Jackson Heights, Panaderia Coatzingo baker Rodrigo De Jesus made the ‘flan imposible’ — a chocolate cake and flan-layered dessert.

And Fifth, Staten Island’s West Brighton Mexican spot, The Burrito Bar showed us how to make a dish of steak and chicken skewers with colorful ingredients that represent the Mexican flag.

Try them out and tweet @DNAinfo with pictures of the dishes with the hashtag #cincoporcinco.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!
 

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