36 Mexican Dinner Party Appetizers

Welcome to a delicious world of Mexican cuisine! Mexico is known for its bold and vibrant flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party for Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo or simply looking for some appetizers to snack on, this list of delicious Mexican appetizers will surely please your party guests!

Mexican Dinner Party Appetizers

From crispy tortilla chips with fresh guacamole to spicy chicken taquitos and everything in between, these appetizers will bring a taste of Mexico to your dinner party. So get ready to spice things up and enjoy the fiesta!

Mexican Salsa & Dips

Whether it’s a fresh and tangy pico de gallo or a smoky and spicy salsa roja, there is no shortage of delicious salsas to explore in Mexican cuisine! Here are a few of my very favorites for your next fiesta.

Mexican Salsa Appetizer

Easy Mexican Salsa

The quintessential Mexican appetizer that delights guests every time, salsa! Grab your favorite tortilla chips and get dipping!

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Mexican Salsa Appetizer
Easy Mexican Salsa – Cooking Up Memories
Easy Mexican Salsa can be made in just 5 minutes. It’s healthy, fresh and perfect with all your favorite Mexican recipes.
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Mexican Taco Dip for dinner party appetizer

Layered Taco Dip

All the delicious Mexican flavors your love layered up in an easy-to-eat taco dip that’s perfect for serving with fresh tortilla chips as an appetizer at your Mexican dinner party!

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Taco Dip
Taco Dip
Taco Dip is every party’s show-stopping appetizer! Tons of flavor and layers of delicious Mexican toppings make this a crowd-pleasing snack for any Mexican Dinner Party.
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Fiesta Corn Dip with Sour Cream

Fiesta Corn and Sour Cream Dip

Creamy fiesta corn dip is made with sour cream, ranch seasoning, cheese, corn and Rotel for the ultimate party dip!

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Fiesta Corn Dip with Sour Cream
Fiesta Corn Dip (with Sour Cream)
Creamy fiesta corn dip is made with sour cream, ranch seasoning, cheese, corn and Rotel for the ultimate party dip!
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Mexican Party Guacamole

Chunky Guacamole

This super easy guacamole recipe is made with only 5 ingredients so it’s simple to make as a quick appetizer before serving up a Mexican dinner to your party guests.

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Mexican Party Guacamole
Chunky Guacamole Recipe
This Chunky Guacamole Recipe is a super easy 5-ingredient recipe that will hands-down be the life of your next party! Use a fork to keep it chunky, and tailor the spice level to your taste buds.
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Peach Mango Salsa

Peach Mango Salsa

Hosting a summer Mexican dinner party? Incorporate seasonal summer fruits like mango for a tasty and unique salsa recipe!

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Peach Mango Salsa
Peach Mango Salsa (Quick Fruit Salsa!)
Fresh and flavorful, this easy Peach Mango Salsa is loaded with fresh peaches, mango, tomato, peppers, and lots of fresh lime!
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Mexican White Cheese Dip

Mexican White Cheese Dip

This restaurant-style white cheese dip will remind you of that classic queso from your favorite Mexican restaurant! It’s one of my favorite Mexican appetizers.

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Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Recipe
Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Recipe
This is the Best Mexican White Cheese Dip. An Authentic queso dip that tastes just like the Mexican Restaurant white sauce. Your entire family is going to love this queso blanco.
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Mexican Dinner Party Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Refreshing and easy, this no-cook appetizer for Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is perfect for summer dinner parties! Fresh veggies and shrimp in a spicy lime dressing is a winning combo!

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Mexican Dinner Party Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Refreshing and easy, no cook Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is perfect for summer. Fresh veggies and shrimp in a spicy lime dressing is amazing!
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Roasted Chili Corn Salsa

Roasted Chili Corn Salsa

This Chipotle copycat recipe for roasted chili corn salsa is a HIT every time I’ve made it! Not only is it a delicious appetizer when served with crispy tortilla chips, but I also love it over grilled chicken or fish!

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Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
This Roasted Chili Corn Salsa is a copycat version of the one from Chipotle Mexican Grill. If you have enjoyed this delicious salsa at the restaurant, or
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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Mexican Appetizers

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

What do you get when you mix sweet tomatillos, creamy avocados, garlic, lime juice and cilantro? A delicious avocado tomatillo salsa that’s perfect for serving up with chips as an easy appetizer at your next Mexican party!

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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Mexican Appetizers
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa mixes sweet tomatillos, creamy avocados, garlic, lime juice and cilantro. It creates the perfect dip for Cinco de Mayo.
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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

A simple recipe that’s packed with flavor and takes only 15 minutes to make! This salsa recipe is a WINNER for an easy appetizer or delicious snack!

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Black Bean And Corn Salsa (15 Mins Only) – Spice Up The Curry
Black bean and corn salsa is always a crowd favorite! It has such a deliciously fresh and vibrant flavor with just a perfect blend of ingredients
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Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe

Easy Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip

This freezer-friendly Mexican dip is perfect for prepping in advance of your next Mexican party! Loaded with all the favorites like chicken, black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce! It’s a great side dish too!

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Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe
Easy Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip
This Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip is super cheesy and the perfect dip for any party or holiday! This easy appetizer is ready in about 40 minutes and freezer friendly.
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Black Bean Dip Appetizer Recipe with Tortilla Chips

Black Bean Dip

This 10-minute black bean dip couldn’t be easier! Only 8 fresh ingredients and you’re ready to go with an easy and simple party dip!

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Black Bean Dip Appetizer Recipe with Tortilla Chips
Black Bean Dip
This black bean dip is smooth and flavorful. It’s made in 10 minutes with 8 ingredients and is a great appetizer for taco nights.
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Mexican Nacho Appetizers

Originating from Northern Mexico, nachos are a classic party snack and make a delicious appetizer for Mexican dinner parties, Cinco de Mayo, fiesta gatherings and more! These are some of my favorite Mexican appetizer recipes.

Check out this list below of some tasty nacho recipes!

Mexican Dinner Party Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos

Grilled carne asada makes the best nachos ever loaded with pico de gallo, melted cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, lime crema and cilantro.

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Mexican Dinner Party Nachos
The BEST Carne Asada Nachos – Running to the Kitchen®
Grilled carne asada makes the best nachos ever loaded with pico de gallo, melted cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, lime crema and cilantro.
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Mexican Street Corn Nachos Appetizer

Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos

Loaded with a zesty cheese sauce, these Mexican street corn nachos kick up the basic nacho recipe to another level!

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Mexican Street Corn Nachos Appetizer
Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos with Zesty Cheese Sauce
These elote Mexican street corn nachos nachos with zesty cheese sauce are a fun twist on a Mexican nachos recipe. The unique nacho toppings are a real treat for the taste buds. Try these and you will agree that elote and nacho chips are a winning combination!
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Chicken Nachos Mexican Appetizer

Chicken Nachos

Always a classic, you can never go wrong with crunchy and cheesy chicken nachos as an easy appetizer!

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Chicken Nachos Mexican Appetizer
Chicken Nachos
Crunchy and cheesy, these delicious chicken nachos are quick and easy to make thanks to the use of leftover or rotisserie chicken.
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Sheet Pan Nachos Appetizer for Party

Ground Beef Sheet Pan Nachos

Want to know the PERFECT way to serve up nachos to a party crowd? On a sheet pan! Make, bake and serve them right up on a sheet pan. These supreme nachos are SO delicious, loaded with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, sour cream and more. Your guests will love them!

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Sheet Pan Nachos Appetizer for Party
Sheet Pan Nachos Supreme
These loaded and delicious Sheet Pan Nachos Supreme have tortilla chips that are layered with melted cheese, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, and topped with tomatoes, sour cream, and avocado.
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Mexican Nachos Appetizer

Easy Loaded Mexican Nachos

These loaded Mexican nachos are easy to make, take only 12 minutes to prepare, and are topped with all your favorite Mexican ingredients like corn, black beans, green chiles, and cilantro.

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Mexican Nachos Appetizer
Easy Loaded Mexican Nachos
These Easy Loaded Mexican Nachos are topped with all your favorite ingredients and take only 12 minutes to make. Gluten free and can easily be made vegetarian.
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Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos

Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos

Chicken cooked slowly in a flavorful combination of cider beer, chipotle peppers, and enchilada sauce? What’s more to want in a tasty nacho appetizer that’s perfect for taco night, Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican dinner!

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Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos
Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos.
Slow cooked chicken, braised in cider beer, chipotle peppers, and enchilada sauce, then layered with tortilla chips, topped with two cheeses, baked in the oven until melty and perfect, and finished with avocado salsa. Equally as great for entertaining as they are for a fun dinner at home. Easy to ma…
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Spicy Black bean Nachos

Spicy Black Bean Nachos

Spicy black beans, cheese and warm tortilla chips! These black bean nachos get their heat from chipotles in adobo, yum! So if you love spicy flavors, you’ll love this!

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Spicy Black bean Nachos
Spicy Black Bean Nachos
It’s tough to beat the combo of warm tortilla chips, melted cheese, and spicy black beans. In other words, NACHOS!! Careful, these beans have real kick.
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Mexican Appetizers – Finger Foods

From bite-sized taco cups to miniature quesadillas, many of your favorite Mexican dishes are just as delicious in appetizer size! They’re the perfect size so you won’t fill up before the main course.

Beef Taco Wonton Cups

Beef Taco Wonton Cups

Add your favorite taco toppings to these crispy, delicious beef wonton cups! If you love easy appetizers, this is a great choice!

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Beef Taco Wonton Cups
Beef Taco Wonton Cups
Swap out tortillas for crispy wonton cups to make these easy Beef Taco Wonton Cups!
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Party Size Cheese Quesadillas

Bite Sized Cheese Quesadillas

The perfect bite-sized cheese quesadillas are an easy and tasty start to your dinner party menu!

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Party Size Cheese Quesadillas
Cheese Quesadillas (for a party) – This Is How I Cook
These salty, cheese quesadillas are perfect party fare. Make ahead and reheat in 5 minutes and guaranteed to be a party pleaser!
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mini beef tacos

Mini Beef Tacos

Shrink your favorite beef tacos and you have the PERFECT appetizer for a Mexican themed party!

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mini beef tacos
Mini Beef Tacos
Delicious mini beef tacos topped with all your favorite taco must-haves!
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Mexican party empanadas

Empanadas De Pollo (Chicken Empanadas)

Empanadas De Pollo, or Chicken Empanadas, are made with dough loaded with chicken, chipotles, and corn for a tasty Mexican party appetizer.

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Mexican party empanadas
Empanadas De Pollo (Chicken Empanadas)
Empanadas De Pollo, or Chicken Empanadas, are made with dough filled with chicken, chipotles, and corn to make the best chicken empanadas!
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Mexican Appetizer Empanadas

Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas

Another bite-size appetizer that’s perfect for a Mexican-themed party or a Cinco de Mayo party? YES! These shredded beef and street corn empanadas are so delicious, your guests will gobble them up!

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Mexican Appetizer Empanadas
Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas
Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas are filled with shredded beef and an elote corn salsa for a fun and delicious empanada! This post contains affiliate links. I love my Mexican Street Corn Salsa and it is
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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

While there are many delicious tortilla chips on the market these days, did you know how easy it is to make your own homemade tortilla chips right at home with an air fryer?!

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are easy and delicious – they’re warm, crunchy, and taste just like restaurant-style tortilla chips without the fuss and extra oil.
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Mexican Pinwheels

Mexican Pinwheels

Pinwheels are always a party hit, and this Mexican version of party pinwheels is loaded with black beans and cheese!

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Mexican Pinwheels {Easy, Vegetarian Appetizers}
Mexican Pinwheels {Easy, Vegetarian Appetizers}
Get ready to party with this easy, delicious Mexican Pinwheels appetizer. They come together quickly and everyone will devour them!
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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas (Bite Size)

Simple flour tortillas are cut smaller and baked to crispy then loaded with delicious toppings for a bite-size Mexican-inspired appetizer that’s absolutely delicious!

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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas
Bite-Sized Chipotle Chicken Tostadas
Chipotle Chicken Tostadas are simple to make. Plus, they’re zesty, crunchy, and full of bold flavor! The perfect low-calorie appetizer or snack!
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Mini Taco Salad Cups

Mini Taco Salad Cups

Bite-sized taco salads served in crunchy little cups? Now this is a crowd-pleasing party appetizer! Add your favorite taco salad toppings like cheese, tomatoes and diced avocado for a tasty two-bite starter!

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Mini Taco Salad Cups
Mini Taco Salad Cups – The Art of Food and Wine
Mini Taco Salad Cups are great easy appetizers for parties or Big Game Day event. Two bite tortilla cups are layered with meat, cheese, lettuce, lime crema.
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Mexican Corn Ribs

Mexican Corn Ribs

Think Mexican street corn but served in an easier-to-eat, grabbable portion! Topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these “riblets” are such a unique Mexican appetizer!

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Mexican Corn Ribs
Mexican Corn Ribs
It’s your favorite Mexican street corn on the cob, but cut into much less messy, grabbable, fun, Mexican Corn Ribs! Grilled and spiced then topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these vegetarian and gluten-free corn “riblets” are the perfect way to use that fresh summer corn!
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Mini Tamale Appetizers

Tamale Bites

Tamales take a bit of time to make, but not this bite-sized version that’s perfect for parties. Customize the flavors with your favorite fillings!

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Mini Tamale Appetizers
Tamale Bites Recipe
Tamale Bites Recipe – An easy “cheater” tamales recipe making perfect little party size tamale appetizers. These tamales are packed with flavor and sprinkle
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jicama fries appetizer

Jicama Fries

Jicama is a root vegetable native to Mexico, and they taste very similar to savory, crunchy fries! Plus, they’re a low carb and keto appetizer option!

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jicama fries appetizer
Easy Baked Jicama Fries | Low-Carb, Keto, GF + Vegan!
Forget about French fries and make these baked jicama fries instead! These are GF, vegan, keto, clean eating, healthy, and low-carb fries. They taste like a savory crunchy fry and are so easy to make.
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Chicken Taquitos Mexican Appetizer Idea

Easy Chicken Taquitos

Chicken taquitos are crispy, easy to make and perfect as an easy Mexican appetizer. Load them up with chicken, cheese, spinach, salsa and sour cream!

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Chicken Taquitos Mexican Appetizer Idea
Chicken Taquitos
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos with shredded chicken, cheese, and a creamy salsa inside a crispy toasted tortilla. An easy 30-minute meal.
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Taco Mini Stuffed Peppers Appetizer

Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers

Looking for a healthy and tasty appetizer that can be a great alternative to classic salsa or nachos? These mini stuffed peppers can be an excellent choice! Set out different dips like queso or sour cream!

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Taco Mini Stuffed Peppers Appetizer
Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers
These mini stuffed peppers are the perfect healthy appetizer and a great alternative to nachos. Served with your choice of dipping sauces these will be a hit with the entire family!
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Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

Kick up the average deviled eggs into a Mexican appetizer with the addition of zesty street corn!

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Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs – Melanie Makes
These Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs are guaranteed to be the talk of your next gathering. All of the toppings create one amazing bite size appetizer!
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plaintain sliders with beef

Barbacoa Beef and Plantain Sliders

Delicious fried plantains topped with spicy Barbacoa Beef, smashed avocado, and pickled onions make a truly unique Mexican appetizer recipe!

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plaintain sliders with beef
Barbacoa Beef & Plantain Sliders (Whole30, GF)
Whole30 Fried Plantains topped with spicy Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef, smashed avocado, and sugar free pickled onions. Paleo, Gluten Free.
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Mexican Snack Board

Mexican Snack Board

Combine all your favorite Mexican food flavors into one epic snack board for the ultimate appetizer for any fiesta party! I love this one by my friend Elizabeth at College Housewife! It’s such a fun way to include many Mexican-inspired flavors for guests to try!

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Mexican Snack Board
Mexican Appetizer Snack Platter
The ultimate mexican appetizer snack platter is perfect for parties and fiestas! This snack platter is filled with healthy, plant-based appetizer options!
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Now that we have covered the best Mexican appetizers, here are a few other fiesta-worthy party ideas…

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