Mexican Date Night At Home

Easily turn your Mexican take-out this Friday night into a Mexican date night at home with your significant other in four simple steps.

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Pinterest Pin collage of a taco board, margarita bar cart, and ceramic skulls

How To Have A Mexican Date Night At Home

If you love tacos and margaritas as much as I do, then “Mexican-themed date night” probably sounds a lot like any other date night at home.

But there’s so much more to Mexican date night than simply take-out from your favorite Mexican joint and mixing tequila with margarita mix.

Picture this: the festive ambiance of a Mexican fiesta right in the comfort of your home, on any day of the week, not just Taco Tuesday.

Dive into a Mexican date night, combining the tastes of Mexican food with the romance of a cozy date night at home. From sizzling fajitas, crispy tortilla chips dipped in fresh salsa, to tender chicken wrapped in warm corn tortillas, the possibilities are endless.

Whether it’s the tangy hint of lime juice in your homemade margarita, the creamy touch of sour cream atop your fish tacos, or the inviting smell of refried beans, this is your guide to a memorable Mexican feast.

Prepare to cook up delicious dishes, create lasting memories, and truly celebrate a Mexican-themed date night like no other.

Forget waiting for Cinco de Mayo; with these home date night ideas, you can have a Mexican fiesta date any time of the year.

Mexican Date Night Activities

  1. Make Your Own Margaritas
  2. Cook A Mexican Dish
  3. Paint Your Own Ceramic Sugar Skulls
  4. Set The Scene

#1: Make Your Own Margaritas

And I don’t mean blending up some ice, margarita mix, and tequila.

I mean, dust off your bartender kit, and prepare a new homemade margarita recipe. 

Easy margarita recipes: NYT and Food Network.

Read my full post on how to transform your bar cart into a Margarita Bar Cart.

Bar cart decorated with everything you need to craft the perfect margarita

#2: Cook A Mexican Recipe

Cooking a Mexican dish can be as simple or complex as you want it to be!

From easy beef tacos to menudo, you can certainly find something perfect for the occasion.

My top recommendation for Mexican food is this taco board with steak and shrimp.

For more creative, fun, and easy Mexican recipes, check out my Cinco de Mayo page.

#3: Paint Your Own Ceramic Sugar Skulls

Painting our own ceramic sugar skulls was so much fun!

We used these ceramic sugar skulls and these acrylic paint pens

Decorating the intricate designs allowed us to tap into our creative sides, making each skull uniquely reflective of our personalities.

It not only became a delightful date night activity but also gave us beautiful keepsakes to cherish and display in our home.

Ceramic sugar skulls and markers on coffee table with margs

#4: Set The Scene

Lastly, take date night to the next level by setting the scene!

Here are my top 3 favorite products to do this:

  1. Fiesta tablecloth
  2. Margarita glasses
  3. Mini cactus in colorful pots

Creating the perfect ambiance can truly enhance your Mexican-themed date night experience. By incorporating a vibrant fiesta tablecloth, you bring a festive foundation to your setting.

The margarita glasses not only serve as functional drinkware but also add an authentic touch to the evening.

And those mini cacti in colorful pots? They offer a whimsical nod to the desert landscapes of Mexico, acting as delightful centerpieces that complete the look and feel of your romantic setup.

Pinterest pin collage of a taco board and margarita bar cart

Mexican Date Night FAQs

Is it possible to make my Mexican date night healthy?

Of course! Opt for dishes that include plenty of vegetables, like peppers and onions, lean meats like grilled chicken or fish, and whole grain options like corn tortillas. You can also prepare a fresh guacamole with ripe avocados, lime juice, and a touch of garlic.

What are some popular dishes for a Mexican date night at home?

A Mexican date night menu can include tender chicken tacos with corn tortillas, savory refried beans, and a side of rice. You can also prepare fish tacos topped with tangy lime juice, guacamole, and a sprinkle of cheese. Don’t forget a side of tortilla chips and fresh salsa for added flavor!

Are there any suggestions for vegetarian Mexican food?

Absolutely! You can enjoy a Mexican meal filled with dishes like black bean and cheese quesadillas using flour tortillas, vegetable fajitas, and a side of corn and avocado salad. Don’t forget to top your dishes with sour cream and a side of salsa for added taste.

Is it possible to make my Mexican date night healthy?

Of course! Opt for dishes that include plenty of vegetables, like peppers and onions, lean meats like grilled chicken or fish, and whole grain options like corn tortillas. You can also prepare a fresh guacamole with ripe avocados, lime juice, and a touch of garlic.

Are there any dessert suggestions for our Mexican date night?

Yes, after your Mexican feast, you can indulge in desserts like churros sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, flan, or even a baked chocolate cake topped with chili powder for an added kick.

What are other Mexican date night activities?

Mexican Movie Night: Watch classic Mexican films or contemporary hits. Movies like “Y Tu Mamá También,” “Coco,” or “Like Water for Chocolate” can set the mood.

Dance the Night Away: Listen to mariachi, banda, or reggaeton music and try dancing to it. You could also take an online salsa or bachata dance class together.

DIY Piñata Making: Craft your own piñata. It’s a fun activity, and you can fill it with your favorite candies or even little love notes for each other.

Mexican Karaoke: Sing along to classic Mexican songs. This can be a hilarious and bonding experience, especially if you’re just learning the songs.

Mexican Board Games: Play Lotería, a traditional Mexican bingo game. You can find sets online or make your own cards.

Crafting: Make traditional Mexican crafts, like creating colorful paper flowers or beaded jewelry.

Tequila or Mezcal Tasting: If you enjoy spirits, consider doing a tequila or mezcal tasting. Learn about the different regions and the process of making these iconic Mexican drinks.

I Want To Hear From You!

Did you enjoy your Mexican date night at home? What type of margaritas did you make? Did you have fun painting the ceramic sugar skulls? 

Share your feedback in the comments section below or tag me on Instagram at @lifestyledbysam_


After feasting on your favorite Mexican meal, there’s no better way to conclude your Mexican date night than by reminiscing the fun you’ve had.

Whether you painted ceramic sugar skulls, enjoyed the crisp crunch of tortilla chips, or indulged in a taco loaded with mouth-watering fillings, these memories will remain special.

From the vibrant ambiance of a Mexican fiesta to the intimate setting of a date night at home, you’ve successfully combined the best of both worlds.

So, the next time you’re looking for fun, flavorful, and festive date night ideas, just remember the joy of this Mexican feast and the special moments you’ve shared.

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Samantha is the founder of the lifestyle blog, Lifestyled By Sam. She has been cooking and baking since her childhood and now loves hosting family and friends for the holidays. Lifestyle By Sam is dedicated to being your one-stop-shop for recipes and hosting your favorite holidays and events.

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