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50 Favorite Cinco de Mayo Food Recipes


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In honor of Cinco de Mayo (this week!) we’re sharing 50 Favorite Cinco de Mayo food recipes. 

Cinco de Mayo Food - Somewhat Simple

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. -Wikipedia

Fun Fact: My brother actually served his mission in Puebla, Mexico not too long ago!

Cinco de Mayo Food

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

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!

Cinco de Mayo Food – 50 Favorite Recipes


Cinco de Mayo Food - Burritos

Enchilada Style Burritos 

Build-Your-Own Burrito Bar 

Breakfast Burritos


Cinco de Mayo Food - Casseroles 1

Taco Quinoa Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Chicken Tortilla Enchilada Bake

Cinco de Mayo Food - Casseroles 2

Enchilada Lasagna from The Paper Heart Studio

Tattertot Casserole

Tamale Casserole


Cinco de Mayo Food - Desserts

Churro Popcorn from Love Pomegranate House

Sombrero Cones from Kitchen Fun

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies


Cinco de Mayo Food - Dips 1

Strawberry Salsa from Simple Girl at Home

Texas Caviar from Design Dining and Diapers

Salsa Verde Queso Dip from A Pumpkin and a Princess

Cinco de Mayo Food - Dips 2

Speedy Guacamole

Enchilada Dip

The Best Mild Salsa Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Food - Dips 3

Quick and Easy Semi-Homemade Salsa

Chipotle Mango Salsa from Half Baked Harvest

Restaurant Style Salsa from Reasons to Skip the Housework


Cinco de Mayo Food - Enchiladas

Southwest Enchiladas from I Dig Pinterest

Deconstructed Enchiladas

The Best EASY Red and Green Enchiladas


Cinco de Mayo Food - Quesadillas 1

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Quesadillas from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Black Bean Quesadillas from The First Year Blog

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Cinco de Mayo Food - Quesadillas 2

Fajita Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

BBQ Pork Quesadillas


Cinco de Mayo Food - Salads

Mini Taco Salad Cups from Meatloaf and Melodrama

Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken Salad from Half Baked Harvest

Black Bean Roasted Corn Salad from Tidy Mom


Cinco de Mayo Food - Sides 1

Homemade Flour Tortillas


Spanish Rice

Cinco de Mayo Food - Sides 2

Southwest 7 Layer Sliders from Six Sisters

Homemade Tortilla Chips from The Gracious Wife

Fiesta Bruschetta from Shaken Together


Cinco de Mayo Food - Soup

Taco Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Sopa de Albondigas


Cinco de Mayo Food - Tacos 1

Waffle Tacos

Lettuce Wrap Chicken Tacos

BBQ Chicken Tacos

Cinco de Mayo Food - Tacos 2

Baja Fish Tacos from My Turn for Us

Easy Navajo Tacos

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos


Cinco de Mayo Food - Taquitos

Baked Chicken Tacos from I Dig Pinterest

Crispy Tortilla Rolls

BBQ Cheddar Chicken Roll Ups


Cinco de Mayo Food - Tostadas

Crockpot Carnita Tostadas from Half Baked Harvest

Honey Lime Tostadas

Tostadas with Homemade Beans

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So there you have it! 

What are your Cinco de Mayo plans this year? 

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in May 2010. It was updated with fresh ideas in May 2016. 

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