Welcome to taco night! It’s the fresh, interactive dinner that’s easy to make for a hungry crowd. While you don’t necessarily have to go the fried grasshopper route every time, switch up your typical chicken or ground beef filling with fried catfish or okra, or smoked pork belly carnitas.

Now we understand and respect the importance of great tortillas. Want to knock this one out of the park? Pick up some masa harina and churn out some fresh tortillas of your own. Finish it off with the simplest mousse recipe in our entire Recipes section (who doesn’t love dulce de leche?) and you’ve got quite a fiesta.

To start

For a main course

On the side

For dessert

And to drink: Watermelon Agua Fresca or Spicy Margarita

More Meal Plan on Food Republic: Vegetarian Italian