The most favorite (and of course tastiest) Cinco De Mayo recipes! From taco to creamy flan to ice cold margarita. You get everything you need to celebrate the day.
If you're looking for ideas to complete your Cinco De Mayo menu, I have you covered with many of Cinco De Mayo recipes. These recipes include delicious main dishes, lips smacking appetizers, favorite side dishes and interesting ice cold drinks.
I understand that it can be stressful to plan for a big gathering, so let me do the hard job for you. Use these recipes as a guide and make them into such undeniably tastiest Cinco De Mayo recipes.
The following list including some of my most favorite Mexican recipes. It also features many highest rating recipes from a lot of talented food bloggers around the world.
Whether you need Cinco De Mayo main dishes, Cinco De Mayo appetizers or Cinco De Mayo desserts, you'll find them here. Let go into this 32 most favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes, shall we?
Favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes
1. Mexican rice pudding
Rice pudding (arroz con leche) is a delicious dessert served all over the globe, but Mexican rice pudding is an especially tasty variant. You can either enjoy this as a dessert or a breakfast. To elevate its tastiness? Add a little bit of cinnamon powder on top.
2. Margarita Bundt cake
This delicious margarita Bundt cake tastes just like your favorite cocktail, without the booze! And you can use cake mix for the batter, so this can save you a lot of time. Not to mention it looks amazing, this definitely a must on your Cinco de mayo food list.
3. Pastel de tres leches
This easy pastel de tres leches is super decadent and will be a hit at your Cinco De Mayo party! Nothing can beat delicious sponge cake drenched in three types of milk mixture then topped off with homemade whipped cream.
4. 3-ingredient creamy flan
This super creamy flan is always the most favorite dessert at any table. Super easy to make and all ingredients probably already are in your pantry. If you want a super rich kind of flan, then you can opt in for the amazing cream cheese flan.
5. Dorito taco salad
Easy and delicious taco salad with Doritos with Catalina dressing. Perfect Cinco De Mayo appetizers for this year gatherings.
6. Sheet pan huevos rancheros
Sheet pan huevos rancheros is a new twist on traditional huevos rancheros. It’s so easy and super fast that is why it makes to this most favorite Cinco de mayo recipes. You'll have this ready under 30 minutes.
7. Elote in a cup
You’re going to love this yummy recipe for elote in a cup with hot cheetos. It’s a delicious Mexican corn salad known as “esquites” that can be served as a snack or as a side dish. This convenient appetizer is sure to impress all your friends and family!
8. Spam elote
Not your regular elote. This fusion grilled corn is made with spam, shredded emmental cheese, and scallion oil. Simply delicious and one of a kind.
9. Watermelon pico de gallo salsa
Pico de gallo is a fresh salsa commonly used with Mexican cuisine. And this watermelon pico de gallo recipe is not your ordinary one. Traditionally salsa is made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, and lime. In this refreshing version, the sweet watermelon balances the pungent onions, spicy peppers, and the fresh kick from the lime and cilantro.
10. Copycat Chipotle queso blanco
Smooth, creamy and cheesy with the right amount of spice, you can now enjoy Copycat Chipotle Queso Blanco at home. The new and improved version, not the old. This is recipe is a keeper. And you’ll need a lot of tortilla chips because it really is hard to find restraint when eating this cheesy dip.
11. Pineapple salsa
Another amazing salsa recipe in this most favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes list. This pineapple salsa is not your average salsa! It is fresh, sweet, savory, and spicy at the same time. Serve it with crispy tortilla chips at your gathering and it will easily become everyone’s favorite appetizer!
12. Mexican street corn salad
This easy side dish is full of fresh, zingy flavor! Mexican Street Corn Salad is a twist on Mexican elote recipe but made even easier. A great addition to this year Cinco de mayo celebration and also quick enough for a fun weeknight dinner.
13. Street corn chicken tacos
There will be no Cinco de Mayo without tacos. So tacos definitely must be included in this 32 most favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes list. Street Corn Chicken Tacos have all the great flavors of elotes combined with flavor packed chicken tacos! A smoky and spicy crema finishes off these light and healthy tacos.
14. Tacos gobernador
Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos? They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with. They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese.
15. Spiced salmon tacos
Get the grill going with sazon spiced salmon tacos, topped with a sweet and spicy colorful mango corn salsa for the perfect summer dinner.
16. Flank steak tacos
This no-grilled flank steak tacos recipe will be the most unique beef taco recipe you've ever tried. These easy-to-make steak tacos is not only a perfect Cinco de Mayo pick but also makes an amazing weeknight-staple or a crowd-favorite for your taco (Tuesday) night.
17. Dorito casserole
The name says it all...easy and cheesy, this Dorito casserole is like a Mexican lasagna!
18. Turkey and rice burritos
These great burritos have layer after layer of flavor. They are a great hearty party dish filled with so much homemade goodness.
19. Mexican chicken chili
Remember when I said there are variety of options in this favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes list for you to choose from? Well, I was not kidding. This is such an amazing and super delicious soup recipe. It likes my all time favorite Mexican soup recipe. Super delicious and tasty chicken chili stewed with red beans. This will be the best Mexican chicken chili recipe you've ever tried.
20. Caldo de queso
Another soup recipe for you to choose from. Caldo De Queso is a delightful, comforting, Mexican soup that is easy to make, but unique enough to make it a special dish. Give this cheesy, spicy soup a try!
21. Simple 321 margarita
This simple 321 margarita recipe is one everyone should have in their repertoire - it's almost as easy to make as it is to memorize! You'll only need three ingredients to make this classic Mexican cocktail: tequila, lime juice and simple syrup.
22. Melon agua fresca
Fruity Agua Fresca is a light and refreshing Mexican fruit drink made with simple everyday, all natural ingredients and perfect for summer, Cinco de Mayo, cookouts and more.
24. Chia lime agua fresca
Chia Lime Agua Fresca also known as Agua de Limón con Chia is a light lemonade or limeade with chia seeds added. It's refreshing and provides extra protein and fiber for sustained energy. Such a wonderful option for your May the fifth celebration.
25. Mango habanero margarita
These refreshing Mango Habanero Margaritas are amazing to celebrate May the fifth with or to enjoy on a hot summer day. The habanero offers just a touch of heat with the sweet mango to make this drink interesting.
26. Hibiscus margarita
Refreshing, vibrant, and delicious Hibiscus Margaritas made with homemade hibiscus syrup and garnished with a beautiful hibiscus margarita salt.
27. Passion fruit margarita
This Passion Fruit Margarita has a delicious combination of sweet and tart, giving a hint of tropical flavor to a classic margarita.
28. Mexican shrimp cocktail
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, or Coctel De Camarones, is a zesty Mexican appetizer with shrimp, Clamato, jalapeño, tomatoes, and vegetables, that makes a perfect start to your summer Mexican Dinner!
29. Sheet pan chicken fajitas
Easy, flavorful fajitas with chicken and bell peppers, all made in one-pan in under 30 minutes! These Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are a delicious, easy, one-pan meal the whole family will love!
30. Steak fajita taco salad
This hearty fajita taco salad brimming with colorful veggies, steak, avocado, crispy tortilla strips, and Cotija cheese then tossed with chipotle cilantro lime ranch is an excellent choice for May the fifth celebration. Gluten-free and dairy-free adaptable.
31. Mexican street corn fries
If you love the flavors of Mexican Street Corn you’ll love these Mexican Street Corn Fries! Seasoned sweet potato waffle fries loaded with all the goodness of Mexican Street Corn. Pan roasted corn, Pepper Jack cheese, cotija cheese then drizzled with Mexican crema.
32. Raspberry citrus mezcal cocktail
Last but not least on this 32 favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes list is this amazing raspberry citrus mezcal cocktail. Smoky, slightly sweet and a bit tart, this refreshing mezcal cocktail is muddled with fresh raspberries and mint and garnished with a Tajin rim.
- I have a collection of homemade dinner rolls that you might be interested in making these for your Cinco de Mayo celebration
- Or still looking for more May the fifth food ideas? How about these BBQ selections.
- And if you ever need to add more non-Mexican food to your gatherings, these chicken wings will satisfy those thirsts.
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