21 Tasty Cinco De Mayo Recipes

I’m really looking forward to Cinco De Mayo and the festivities. It’s been on my mind for a while. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Cinco De May Recipes from Mexican food, including a breakfast option, because why not start celebrating early?

These recipes are simple, flavorful, and require minimal ingredients – ideal for the entire family to enjoy. Let’s dive into the world of vibrant flavors and culinary delights with these easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes!

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is almost here and widely celebrated in the US. If you’re like me, you might be searching for easy, tasty recipes to enhance the festivities on this important day that goes beyond Mexican Independence Day.

From customizable tacos to flavorful salsas, these recipes are simple to make and bring a taste of Mexican culture to your home.

Discover our favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes here and don’t forget to see our list of Cinco De Mayo Desserts for after your main!

1. Chilaquiles Rojos

If you’re looking to spice up your breakfast routine, you’ve got to try this Chilaquiles Rojo Recipe. This traditional dish is a delightful mix of lightly spicy and tangy flavors, thanks to the red sauce that coats those crispy Tortilla pieces.

It’s simple, hearty, and oh-so-satisfying. Serve it with a side of refried beans or top it with a fried egg. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Chilaquiles Rojos

2. Pineapple Pico de Gallo

I’m thrilled to share something that’s quickly become a staple at our family table Pineapple Pico De Gallo. This delightful twist on the traditional pico combines the sweetness of pineapple with the classic flavors of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a dash of lime, creating a perfect blend of sweet and tangy.

It’s incredibly versatile, making it a fantastic addition to chips, grilled meats, or tacos, and it’s easy to whip up, too. 

pineapple pico de gallo salsa

3. Sopa de Fideo

Sopa de Fideo is a comforting Mexican noodle soup with a savory tomato base, one of the essential Cinco de Mayo recipes for celebrating Cinco de Mayo Day. Serve it with warm tortillas or crusty bread to complete the meal. Easy, yummy, and a family go-to, perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

Sopa de Fideo

4. Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos

Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa are all about the perfect blend of flavors; think tender mahi-mahi with a light, natural sweetness, paired with the zesty kick of pineapple salsa. It’s like a mini tropical getaway in every bite.

And to round it all off, I love serving these with a side of creamy coleslaw and some crispy tortilla chips. Trust me, it’s a combo that just works wonders and you will be enjoying it all week long.

Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos

5. Easy Aperol Margarita Recipe

The Easy Aperol Margarita mixes tequila with sweet, bitter, and citrus flavors for a revitalizing cocktail. Ideal with tortilla chips and guacamole, it’s simple yet satisfying for any occasion.

Aperol Margarita Recipe

6. Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

Barbacoa Burrito Bowls, a dish that’s as flavorful as it is easy to whip up. Picture this: tender, slow-cooked meat that’s been marinated in a rich blend of spices, and served over a bed of warm rice. It’s got that perfect mix of savory, a hint of spice, and just a touch of sweetness.

And the best part? You can top it off with whatever you’ve got on hand – think fresh salsa, a dollop of sour cream, maybe some shredded cheese, or a sprinkle of cilantro.

Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

7. Classic Margarita with Lime Oleo-Saccharum

Let’s dive into a fun twist on the beloved Margarita today, jazzing it up with Lime Oleo-Saccharum. This little addition amps up the citrus notes, giving us a flavor that’s both familiar and excitingly different.

Pair it with easy bites like chips and guacamole or a refreshing taco salad, and you’ve got yourself a crowd-pleaser for any gathering.

Margarita with Lime Oleo-Saccharum

8. Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Let’s talk about whipping up something fresh and zesty for dinner tonight – Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa which gives a sweet and tangy flavor. They’re crunchy, sweet, and tangy, all in one bite. Perfect with a side of guacamole or sweet potato fries for a simple, tasty meal the family will love.

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

9. Chicken Birria Tacos

Chicken Birria Tacos is a simple yet flavorful choice for dinner. It is a simple meal that brings a little excitement to your dinner table. They’re rich with spices and feature tender shredded chicken perfect for filling tacos. Pair them with onions, cilantro, and lime for an easy, satisfying meal.

Chicken Birria Tacos

10. Mexican Sopes Recipe

Mexican Sopes is a classic dish, the kind of comfort food that brings families together around the dinner table. These little corn masa boats are a delightful blend of savory flavors, with a slightly crispy outside and a soft, warm inside.

Topped with refried beans, cheese, lettuce, and your choice of meat, making each bite an explosion of taste. You can serve them alongside some fresh salsa, a dollop of sour cream, or a slice of avocado to add even more yum to your meal.

Mexican Sopes

11. Gluten-Free Chicken Taquitos

Whipping up a batch of Chicken Taquitos has been a game changer in our house, especially on those busy weeknights.

These taquitos are packed with a juicy, savory chicken filling that’s just bursting with flavor, all while keeping things gluten-free for those with dietary needs. I love serving them with a simple side of guacamole and salsa for dipping.

Chicken Taquitos

12. Beef Tamale Casserole

Beef Tamale Casserole has that hearty beef flavor we all love, mixed with a little kick of spice and the sweet, comforting taste of cornbread. It’s simple, straightforward goodness.

And the best part? You can serve it up with a side of your favorite greens or a scoop of salsa for an extra burst of freshness. Trust me, it’s a weeknight winner that’ll have the whole family asking for seconds.

Beef Tamale Casserole

13. Beef Enchilada Casserole with Corn Tortillas

Beef Enchilada Casserole with Corn Tortillas is like a cozy hug on a plate. It packs a hearty mix of savory beef, a hint of spice, and the comforting taste of corn tortillas all baked together into one delicious meal.

Serve it up with a side of rice or a crisp green salad, and you’ve got a weeknight winner that the whole family will love.

Beef Enchilada Casserole with Corn Tortillas

14. Mexican Bean Salad

This Mexican Bean Salad is a game changer. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free, so pretty much everyone at your table can dig in without a worry. The flavors? Think bright, and zesty, with just the right kick of spice.

It’s like a little fiesta in a bowl. And serving it? Super versatile. Plop it on top of some greens for a hearty salad, scoop it up with chips for a snack, or even use it to top off your favorite tacos.

Mexican Bean Salad

15. Homemade Guacamole

There’s something truly special about Guacamole that just hits the spot every time. It’s got this rich, creamy texture with a hint of lime and just the right kick of jalapeño that keeps you coming back for more.

Plus, it’s so versatile! Whether you’re spreading it on warm, crunchy tortilla chips or using it to top off your favorite taco night dishes, this guacamole brings a fresh, homemade touch that makes any meal feel a bit more special.

Homemade Guacamole

16. Authentic Slow Cooker Birria

If you’re looking for a main course that packs a punch of flavor, you’ve got to try making Authentic Slow Cooker Birria (Birria de Res). This dish is all about tender, juicy beef simmered in a rich and slightly spicy sauce that’s just bursting with warmth and depth. It’s the kind of meal that feels like a hug in a bowl.

Serve it up with some warm tortillas, a sprinkle of fresh onion and cilantro, and a squeeze of lime for a simple yet satisfying dinner.

Slow Cooker Birria

17. Mexican Corn Salad Recipe

Mexican Corn Salad Recipe bursting with sweet and tangy flavors, thanks to the fresh corn, lime, and a hint of chili. It’s the perfect side dish to jazz up your backyard BBQs or to bring a pop of color and taste to your dinner table.

You can serve it alongside grilled chicken, or tacos, or just scoop it up with tortilla chips. Trust me, it’s simple, delicious, and sure to be a hit with the family!

Mexican Corn Salad

18. Mole Chilaquiles

Bursting with the rich flavors of Mexico, with just the right amount of spice to tantalize your taste buds Mole Chilaquiles a hearty blend of crispy tortilla chips smothered in savory mole sauce, is the ultimate comfort food for the Cinco de Mayo occasion.

Served alongside a dollop of creamy sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, it’s a meal that brings the family together around the table in no time.

Mole Chilaquiles

19. Queso Fundido With Chorizo

Dive into the ooey-gooey goodness of melted cheese blended with Spicy Chorizo for a flavor explosion! Serve it up with crispy tortilla chips for the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next gathering.

Queso Fundido With Chorizo

20. Shredded Mexican Chicken (Instant Pot + Slow Cooker)

Let your Instant Pot or slow cooker do the heavy lifting as you create tender, juicy Shredded Meixcan Chicken bursting with authentic Mexican flavors. Perfect for tacos, burritos, or atop a bed of rice for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner, it is one of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Shredded Mexican Chicken

21. Elote Corn (Mexican Street Corn Recipe!)

Experience the tangy and savory delight of Mexican Street Corn right in your own kitchen! Slathered with creamy mayo and sprinkled with cotija cheese and chili powder, this grilled corn on the cob is the ideal side dish for your backyard BBQ.

Elote Corn

22. Pollo Asado Al Carbon: Mexican Grilled Charcoal Chicken

Fire up the grill and savor the smoky flavors of tender, juicy chicken marinated in traditional Mexican spices. Pair your Pollo Asado Al Carbon with grilled vegetables and a side of warm tortillas for a mouthwatering outdoor feast that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Pollo Asado Al Carbon

23. Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Cool off with a refreshing twist on the classic margarita featuring the subtle heat of jalapeño paired with the sweetness of watermelon. Serve your Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita over ice in a salt-rimmed glass for a zesty cocktail that’s perfect for summer soirées.

Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

24. Mexican Cheeseburgers

Elevate your burger game with the bold flavors of Mexico! Top your grilled patties with gooey melted cheese, spicy salsa, and creamy guacamole for south-of-the-border Mexican Cheeseburgers.

Mexican Cheeseburgers

25. Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe

 Add a zesty kick to your snacking game with this flavorful chipotle corn salsa! Perfect for dipping with tortilla chips or spooning over grilled meats, this easy-to-make Chipotle Corn Salsa will be a hit at any party or picnic.

Chipotle Corn Salsa

26. Bean and Cheese Dip

Dive into creamy goodness with this irresistible bean and cheese dip. Packed with beans and gooey melted cheese, Bean And Cheese Dip is the ultimate comfort food snack for game day or movie night. Serve it alongside crispy tortilla chips or warm flour tortillas for dipping delight!

Bean and Cheese Dip

27. Bell Pepper Fajitas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Bell Pepper Fajitas! Whisk olive oil with garlic and spices. Cook bell peppers and onions in a skillet. Serve in a sheet pan with homemade or store-bought tortillas and your favorite toppings. Enjoy a versatile and delicious dish with friends and family. Perfect for a festive gathering or a flavorful meal.

Bell Pepper Fajitas

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