Cinco De Mayo Mini Taco Dips


Cinco de Mayo is a week away and no

celebration is complete without

some chips & salsa or guacamole!


These mini layered taco dips are quick & easy to assemble~ an individual or party serving version of Seven Layer Fiesta Dip from McCormick.


My set of mini dessert glasses from Bed, Bath & Beyond were ideal to serve these layered dips for our friend Carolyn’s In the Pink party last summer, but you can just as easily use plastic cups for easy clean up for a crowd.


Layers are easily assembled~ refried beans, a package of taco seasoning, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and cheddar cheese, topped with black olives and green onions. I used salsa instead of  tomatoes and mixed the taco seasoning with the refried beans instead of the sour cream but you adjust the layers to your liking.

These mini glasses are just shy of 3 ounces so they’re portion control bites but any small cups would work.


And no Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete

without a cerveza or margarita!


I used Blue Crab Bay Jalapeño-Infused Margarita Mixer,

a lime-based mixer that spices things up~


A little tart and not too sweet

with hints of jalapeño. . .

Not too caliente :)



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  47 comments for “Cinco De Mayo Mini Taco Dips

  1. April 28, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Thats a lovely idea! I will try this out for our next outdoor Party! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Cheryl
    April 28, 2013 at 8:33 am

    A beautiful presentation and looks really yummy, too! I could eat it right now…A margarita for breakfast is okay, right? :)

  3. April 28, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Chips and salsa? Margaritas? I’ll be right over.

  4. April 28, 2013 at 8:54 am

    The tiny martinis are so cute with the dip! I love all the little tasting party accessories, so much fun! Anything Mexican and I’m in! I am especially interested in that frosty margarita, it sure would taste great later this afternoon!

  5. April 28, 2013 at 10:17 am

    How AH-dorable…..and that’s the biggest martini glass I’ve ever seen! LOVE it!

  6. April 28, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Oh yes, I’ll have one of everything please:@) Gonna ask the boys what they’d like for Cinco de Mayo dinner next week-should be fun, love that it falls on a Sunday this year!

  7. April 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    So cute, love guacamole and chips! xo

  8. April 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    i am just kicking myself… i had these glasses in my cart the last time i was at homegood and thought oh come on, do you really need these? i had found something more expensive so i have to rationalize the smaller items away to feel good about my larger purchases… dang this is beyond adorable! i was going to do deserts, which i need like a hole in the head, so to see veggies put to a good use, dang i am jealous! this is beyond adorable, just a wildly creative way to serve up the fun, gracias amiga!

    and make that a dos gracias, i am so loving my treats too, thanks again for brightening my days by the sea~

  9. April 28, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Mary, this is such a clever party idea. Having some friends over soon, so think I’ll copy you. Looks delicious and refreshing. ~ Sarah

  10. April 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    How fun! Ready for the Fiesta!

  11. April 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Oh yummy… yes please!! These are just perfect for a get together or a fun fiesta! I am going to make these for sure!!! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!

  12. April 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I wanted so say thank you for bringing the OLE’ to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  13. April 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Si, si, si! As a Rodriguez, I give to you my official stamp of approval!!! This is really, really cool, Mary. These would be perfect on a buffet! I’ve been to many parties (our own included) where the 7-layer dip is just in a single large container from which everyone can dip. Both Ramon & I are a teensy bit leery of germs being passed through buffets, so doing it this way would be a lot less worrisome. Beautiful AND healthier! :-)

  14. rrjd
    April 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

  15. April 28, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I could make this work with the little micro martini glasses I bought a couple of weeks ago, however, it will have to be after Cinco de Mayo because I won’t be here then. Margarita sounds good about now.

  16. April 29, 2013 at 12:36 am

    I would love to join you at this party! I can’t think of a better beginning for a meal than a margarita and layered dip!!

  17. April 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

    What a delight! This would start off ANY party right, Mary. You are so stinkin’ creative & your presentation & photos are just awesome! I’m sooo envious of your talents, you can’t imagine.
    I have lots of little compotes that this would work for. Thank you SO much for sharing the idea.

  18. April 29, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I did not know they made jalapeño infused Margarita mix…how yum!!..and I love the taco dip in those dessert gives me an idea for a salad accompaniment…hmmm!…What a beautiful presentation Mary!…Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  19. April 29, 2013 at 9:01 am

    OMGoodness, Mary, I just did this same thing for our progressive dinner! My presentation was not as beautiful as yours however!!! My son used to have one of those large Martini glasses, I’ll have to see if he still has it and borrow it. XO, Pinky

  20. Paula
    April 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    What time is the party!?!! Looks wonderful, as always!! Need I say more?!

    Happy Day !!

  21. April 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    What time should I be there for cocktails?! Another adorable idea with the individual servings of taco dip.

  22. April 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Going to have to try that mixer. I bet it’s really just yummy. Love your presentation! Have a blessed week. xo marlis and Viva Cinco de Mayo!!

  23. April 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I wonder where my comment wenrt/???? I left one this morning and was rushed so came back to look again. I said that I did the SAME THING this weekend for our neighborhood progressive dinner. I used plastic cups so thatI could just throw them away and go onto the next house! They were a hit and I also made cucumber sandwiches and a delicious shrimp in a warm slaw. Have a beautiful week. XO, Pinky

  24. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    April 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Ok, I am ready, where is mine. This is such a creative idea for serving salsa and margueritas. Love it. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  25. carolyn ericson
    April 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Looks so pretty. How did you like the mixer?

    • April 30, 2013 at 6:29 am

      The mixer is wonderful, not overly sweet with just a bit of heat!

  26. April 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    What a gorgeous presentation. I have all the same little bowls and big margarita glass but never thought to put them all together. Love it!

  27. April 30, 2013 at 2:11 am

    What a wonderful presentation.

  28. April 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

    The dips turned out beautiful, Mary. I’ve had them this way and they are perfect for a party and for portion control. The drink sounds great, too. You know how to throw a party!!

  29. April 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I really like the individual servings of the dip in the glasses, I may have to do that this weekend! You just have a wonderful way of making everything look beautiful!!

  30. May 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hey Mary! I found your recipe on StoneGables’s link party! These look delicious and so cute and I think my readers would love them too! I want to invite you to come by my link party as well and post this!

  31. tyler
    May 3, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Wonderful post, your pictures are excellent, everything looks delicious.

  32. Rattlebridge Farm
    May 3, 2013 at 2:04 am

    You have captured the spirit and beauty of Cinco de Mayo. Love your wee glasses, the striped tray, and the food…! I learn something every time I visit you. So glad that Tyler/Bandwidth found his way to your blog, Mary. Can’t wait to plan our Cino de Mayo!

  33. May 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I love this idea and it looks delish! I actually included it in my Cinco De Mayo Recipe Round-Up last week :)

  34. May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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  35. April 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    These are so stinkin’ adorable, I can hardly stand it!
    Found you over at the Marvelous Monday link party!

  36. April 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Love the individual servings. Adorable!

    Thanks for sharing your post with Seasonal Sundays.

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  37. May 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    What a wonderful presentation, Mary.

  38. May 2, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hi! These are so cute and fun, especially since you can customize them for picky eaters. I wanted to let you know that we included these in our most recent post with a list of ideas for a Cinco de Mayo party.

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