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50 Favorite Cinco de Mayo Food Recipes


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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we’re sharing over 50 Favorite Cinco de Mayo food recipes. Enchiladas, tacos, desserts, drinks and more!

Here are a few more ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – Homemade Mini Pinatas, Free Cinco de Mayo Printables, and 10 Cinco de Mayo Parties.

Crockpot Barbacoa Tacos from Shugary Sweets

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday celebrated in the United States and primarily limited to the state of Puebla in Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. (from Wikipedia)

Fun Fact: My brother actually served his mission in Puebla, Mexico!

Easy Blender Salsa from Somewhat Simple

Cinco de Mayo Food

Growing up in Southern California, we always had a Cinco de Mayo celebration at school, but I haven’t heard too much fuss over the holiday since moving to Arizona. Do you guys celebrate it? Either way, I’m still planning on having a little fun with my kids and I think this is a perfect reason to have a Mexican feast for dinner! Take a look at over 50 delicious Mexican recipes you’ll have to try!

two enchilada style baked bean burritos on a white plate topped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Next to the plate is a black and white checkered cloth napkin.

Burrito Recipes

chicken enchilada casserole

Mexican Casseroles

Mexican Hot Chocolate Chip Cookies...when you can't decide between a mug of spiced cocoa and a cookie, have both!

Mexican Desserts

texas caviar recipe

Mexican Dips and Salsa Recipes

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Enchilada Recipes

bbq pulled pork quesadillas


a bowl of taco salad

Mexican Salads

a stack of homemade flour tortillas wrapped in a blue and white towel on a white plate

Mexican Side Dishes

albondigas soup

Mexican Soups

CrockPot Chicken Tacos



Honey Lime Chicken


a nacho bar set out on a counter


two glasses filled with this easy horchata recipe. Each glass has a red and white striped straw in it. Next to the glasses are 4 cinnamon sticks laying on the counter as well as a light red cloth napkin.

Mexican Drinks

Cinco de Mayo Food - Somewhat Simple

Mexican food is my love language. So any holiday that encourages eating an insane amount of tacos and guacamole is alright by me!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in May 2010. It was updated with fresh ideas in May 2019. 

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