Celebrating Día de Los Reyes with friends and family

¡Feliz Día de Los Reyes a todos!

We took a long vacation with family for the holidays and part of our trip included a day in Ensenada, located on the West coast of Mexico in the state of Baja California (the northern part of the peninsula, a little more than 70 miles south of Tijuana).

Since we wouldn’t be together on Día de Los Reyes, we found a little rosca to celebrate a few days before. And guess who got el niño Jesus… again. I swear it’s a conspiracy because I get the baby in my piece of cake every single year. The rosca was so small that I didn’t even think there would be a baby inside, but there he was when I broke my piece off. Guess I’ll just have to make tamales for Día de La Candelaria on February 2!

Read more about how we celebrate Día de Los Reyes here on The Other Side of The Tortilla and check out the links below to see how some of our friends celebrate as well. If you haven’t celebrated yet, it’s not too late. Even if you can’t buy a rosca, you can certainly try making one on your own! You can also serve Mexican hot chocolate or champurrado alongside your cake.

Rosca de Reyes from Leslie at La Cocina de Leslie
Rosca de Reyes with cranberry-almond filling and eggnog glaze from Yvette at Muy Bueno Cookbook

Cutting the Rosca de Reyes from Silvia at Mamá Latina Tips
Villancicos for Los Reyes from Monica at Mommy Maestra
Celebrating new and old traditions for Día de Los Reyes from Nadia at Justice Jonesie
Making my first roscón from María Amelia at Mommylogue

  • How do you celebrate Día de Los Reyes with your family?



  1. […] The day of our visit to Ensenada was close to el Día de Los Reyes and we stumbled upon a Starbucks …, which we bought so we could celebrate early as a family. Before we hopped back on our boat, we ended our night with … what else? Tacos. I knew it’d be a few months before I’d be in Mexico again, so I opted for Baja’s version of tacos al pastor. As you can probably tell from the photo, I wasn’t disappointed. […]

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