40+ Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Cinco de Mayo is a festive occasion that calls for delicious and vibrant Mexican-inspired dishes. From classic favorites like tacos and guacamole to more creative dishes like enchiladas, there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Whether you’re planning a small get-together or a larger celebration, here are some mouthwatering Cinco de Mayo recipe ideas that are sure to impress your guests.

Don’t forget to decorate your table with festive touches like brightly colored tablecloths, papel picado banners, and sombrero hats for an authentic Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Have a great time and enjoy! Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! 🙂

cooked taco meat in skillet

Taco Meat

This is the BEST Taco Meat Recipe ever! A little unconventional, made with my homemade taco seasoning, tomato paste, vegetables like onions and peppers, plus a secret ingredient (shh…it’s potatoes!).

taco seasoning swirled on plate

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Move aside store-bought seasonings, we don’t need you anymore! Make your own Taco Seasoning at home that tastes just as good *if not better* than the store-bought kind.

corn salsa in bowl with spoon

Grilled Corn Salsa

This Grilled Corn Salsa is a refreshing appetizer, snack, side dish, and especially fabulous added to fish tacos or enchiladas. This stuff was made to be eaten for Cinco de Mayo!

Mexican Street Corn Guacamole

Mexican Street Corn Guacamole

All the flavors you know and love from Mexican Street Corn stirred into creamy corn guacamole! An easy and show-stopping appetizer for Cinco de Mayo!

Pico de Gallo 2

Amazing Pico de Gallo

This Pico de Gallo is the freshest, easiest and fastest salsa you can make. Also known as Salsa Fresca, this recipe can turn any taco or burrito into something amazing for Cinco de Mayo while still holding its own with tortilla chips.

taco dip in casserole dish on tablescape

Taco Dip

Taco Dip is a super easy and oh so delicious appetizer that combines refried beans, a cream cheese and sour cream layer and all your favorite taco toppings. Serve with tortilla chips at your Cinco de Mayo party!

cheesy taco pasta in skillet

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Cheesy Taco Pasta is a delicious step up from boxed dinners! This quick and easy dinner is made with cheddar cheese, ground beef, taco seasoning, your favorite salsa and tossed with noodles. Dinner is ready in just 15 minutes and it’s full of flavor the whole family will love.

taco rice on plate with chips and toppings

Taco Rice

With just a handful of everyday ingredients, you can have dinner on the table lickety split. Taco Rice has ground beef, rice, tomato soup, seasoning and cheese made all in one skillet.

bowl of chicken-tortilla-soup with spoon

Tortilla Soup

This Chicken Tortilla Soup is a flavorful and comforting Mexican-inspired soup made with shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, beans, corn, and a variety of spices. Customize each bowl with your favorite toppings. Serve with crispy tortilla strips or tortilla chips.

piece of taco casserole with toppings

Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole is one of those family-favorite, fail-proof weeknight meals that is loved by all. It is a simple recipe using basic ingredients that doesn’t take a lot of prep time…the ultimate homemade dinner for busy families. 

tostada bites

Tostada Bites

This Tostada Bites recipe is a tasty Mexican appetizer perfect for any party or tailgate! Super simple and easy to make, and will disappear fast!

mexican street corn casserole with a scoop on a spoon

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Corn Casserole is Mexican Street Corn remixed! With all of the same Mexican flavors but fresh OFF the cob and oh so comforting!

Southwest Guacamole Hummus 6

Southwest Avocado Hummus

Southwest Avocado Hummus is a crazy creamy spicy hummus love child. Garbanzo beans, ripe avocado, garlic, jalapenos, and lemon juice all make up this delicious dip!

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar

This Cowboy Caviar Recipe is a Tex-Mex inspired dip that has been around for years! Enjoy on its own, with chips or spooned onto tacos! It’s the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer for Cinco de Mayo!


Homemade Salsa

This restaurant-style Homemade Salsa is made in a blender or food processor in about ten minutes. Canned tomatoes are blended together with onions, garlic, cilantro, jalapeños and a few spices. The perfect chips and salsa combo for Cinco de Mayo.

Rosa Mexicana Guacamole


Everyone loves Guacamole, especially this classic, fail-proof Guacamole Recipe! Perfect for any party and always a winner. Make this basic guac recipe with avocados and lime juice and add in any extras you like!

salsa in a bowl with chips and lime wedges on the side

Teedo’s Famous Salsa

Deliciously simple, Teedo’s Famous Salsa will quickly become your new favorite. Filled with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. Perfect for chips and salsa at your Cinco de Mayo get together!


Fresh Tomato Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa is so easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This restaurant-style salsa requires only only a few basic ingredients and 10 minutes. 

enchilada sauce getting poured over enchiladas

Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Make a flavorful and easy Enchilada Sauce at home! This homemade version is made without all the additives and tastes just as good (if not better) than the kind from the store.

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn

This Mexican Street Corn is a delicious, easy to make a side dish that is perfect to make for Cinco de Mayo or any summer get together!. It’s the perfect creamy, crunchy, and cheesy addition to just about any meal.

Shredded Mexican Pork 1

Shredded Mexican Pork

This slow-cooked, Mexican Pork is so tender, flavorful and just falls apart in shreds. Perfect for filling tacos, burritos, and nachos this Cinco de Mayo! Make it in the oven or crockpot.

Cheesy Green Chile Pork Enchiladas

Pork Enchiladas

These cheesy green chile Pork Enchiladas make a yummy weeknight dinner or make them ahead of time and freeze for a later date! 

shredded carnitas on serving platter

Pork Carnitas

Tender, juicy, flavorful and crispy, this is my Pork Carnitas Recipe! Marinated, cooked then crisped, enjoy in tacos or freeze for later! Braised low and slow in a dutch oven OR use my pressure cooker directions.

Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms

Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms

These Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms are low carb, cheesy bites of enchilada heaven! Ready to eat and enjoy in about 30 minutes. 

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Lettuce Wraps are the perfect low carb meal you need in your life. It’s so simple to make because it’s basically a salad in taco form!

mexican pizza cut into triangles

Mexican Pizza

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza and its cult following refuse to let it go away forever. I’m taking away all risk and creating my own copycat version that I think is even better than the O.G.

loaded fajita chicken pizza

Loaded Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza blends the best of two cuisines, Mexican and Italian! You don’t have to feel guilty about this pizza loaded with veggies.

taco pizza

Taco Pizza

Bring your Friday pizza game up a few levels with this homemade Taco Pizza that is not only super tasty but packed with beans and veggies! Yes, I top the whole pizza with Doritos.

birria taco dipped in au jus

Beef Birria Tacos

These Birria Tacos are slow braised beef that is cooked, then shredded and pan-fried in corn tortillas with shredded cheese. Top it off with white onion and fresh cilantro, then dip away in the thick and flavorful consommé it is cooked in. You have never eaten such a decadent taco, and you will LOVE it.

beef enchilada dip

Beef Enchilada Dip

Beef Enchilada Dip is the perfect appetizer for Cinco de Mayo. You only need 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to make a dip everyone will love. 

chicken fajitas 2

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Made on the stovetop or in the oven, choose the method that suits your cooking style better – I’ll tell you how to make them both ways! Get ready for a flavorful, healthy dish to feed your family.

two beef enchiladas on plate

Beef Enchiladas

Zesty beef wrapped in soft flour tortillas then drenched in red enchilada sauce and baked with melty cheese, these are my favorite Beef Enchiladas!

sour cream enchiladas on a plate with dollop of sour cream

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas are creamy, cheesy and to die for! So easy and so delicious, the perfect weeknight dinner or Cinco de Mayo celebration!

enchiladas with half green and half red sauce on top of it. all topped with melted cheese, tomatoes and cilantro

Red and Green Enchiladas

The best of both worlds with these red and green, two-tone enchiladas! Filled with shredded cheese, chicken, and salsa, these will become your newest family favorite Mexican inspired dinner.

stacked chicken quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

These irresistible Chicken Quesadillas are loaded with delicious shredded chicken taco meat, loads of cheese and a secret ingredient that will blow your mind! They are the perfect appetizer, easy lunch or even dinner!

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe is a layered lasagna-inspired dinner. Packed with veggies and still tastes delicious, try it for Cinco de Mayo! 

skirt steak tacos

Skirt Steak Tacos

Skirt Steak Tacos are an easy and super delicious Mexican inspired meal that is perfect for summer. Load it up with your favorite toppings!

fish tacos on a plate

Fish Tacos

Easy and quick, these Fish Tacos are bursting with flavor! Topped with a simple salad and a drizzle of fish taco sauce, plus no frying!

Taco Soup 3

Taco Soup

This Taco Soup Recipe is healthy, hearty, easy, and delicious, it will make you want to give up tacos completely and commit to just soup! It really is that good. My favorite part is all the toppings you can load on top.

taco noodle casserole

Taco Noodle Casserole

I love a good casserole and this Taco Noodle Casserole is no exception! Grab some chicken, egg noodles, taco seasoning, and a whole lot of cheese to make this simple and delicious dinner. Mom and kid-approved!

Burrito Bowls

Low Carb Burrito Bowl

This low carb Burrito Bowl means enjoying Cinco de Mayo celebrations without all the guilt. Or tortillas. Lots of veggies in this recipe, plus all the toppings you can handle.

Dorito Taco Salad

Taco Cobb Salad

This Taco Salad recipe laced with Doritos will have you losing your mind! It’s a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!!!

cilantro lime rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is an easy side dish that can go with chicken, pork or beef. Light and refreshing and perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Skillet

Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice Skillet

Salsa Verde Chicken & Rice Skillet is a super simple Mexican-inspired one-pot wonder! Throw everything into the pan and let it cook!

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