Plan Your Perfect Cinco de Mayo Party

We’re big fans of culinary celebrations at Orange Beach Concierge, and Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite times for a food-themed fiesta. Authentic cuisine is a big part of Mexican culture, and we can think of no better reason to dig into a delicious spread of fresh corn tortillas, mole poblano, chicken flautas, and steamed tamales.

Of course, Mexican cuisine looks a little different on the Gulf Coast. But you don’t have to travel south of the border to enjoy a delicious and authentic Cinco de Mayo! With the help of our team and The Pantry at The Wharf, you can make this May 5th your tastiest Mexican holiday yet.

Chef David’s Homemade Guacamole

When it comes to guacamole, the store-bought stuff just doesn’t compare to this fresh and flavorful blend. We promise it will guac your world!


3 ripe Hass avocados (peeled, pitted and halved)
1 juice of lime (hold back a tablespoon)
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ red onion (diced)
2 Roma tomatoes (diced and seeded)
½ jalapeno (diced or minced)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 clove minced garlic



  1. Place the avocado pulp and lime juice in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Add the salt and mash using your hands (gloved) or masher, leaving some larger chunks for texture.
  3. Add the onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeño, and garlic, and stir to combine.
  4. Lay plastic wrap directly on the surface of the guacamole and allow to sit at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.
  5. Add salt + pepper to taste and sometimes a bit more lime (acid) for full flavor.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite chips or vegetables for dipping.

Products at The Pantry at The Wharf

Stop by The Pantry at The Wharf to get your products and provisions for a great Cinco de Mayo party! Some of our favorites for a great fiesta include:

Stonewall Kitchen Salsa

Salsa from Stonewall Kitchen

Don’t have time to make salsa from scratch? This great line of gluten-free salsas includes yummy flavors like ghost pepper queso and spicy corn relish.

Leigh Oliver’s White Hot Queso

Take the chore out of your cheese dip fix with a bowl of ready-to-eat queso blended with roasted jalapenos or fresh green chiles.

El Guapo Lime Cordial Mixer

This specialty syrup is full of bright lime flavor that’s perfect for your margarita pitcher. Find El Guapo’s Classic Margarita recipe here or add it to your own for a burst of tart citrus.

Fresh, local produce

Planning a DIY taco bar? Add some fresh flavor with organic selections of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, peppers, fresh herbs and more.

El Guapo Lime Cordial Mixer
The Mexican

Try The Mexican from The Pans Menu

The Mexican Pan is a tasty taco spread that includes your choice of roasted chicken or pork with corn salsa and pico de gallo, fresh flour tortillas, black beans, and brown rice. You also get fresh guacamole with tortilla chips for dipping and a chef’s choice dessert!

The Mexican serves four people and will be made with care, packaged to-go and ready for pickup at The Pantry at The Wharf in 24 hours. Give us a call at 251-981-2988 to order!

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Orange Beach Concierge was born out of our love of hosting a great party, event planning and everyday organization combined with Chef David’s drive and desire to be the very best at his culinary craft. We are an Alabama gulf coast-based boutique concierge service offering highly personalized services.