Planning your next Cinco de Mayo holiday? Once you’ve got the sets, music, and invitations sent out, all you have to do is put together a Mexican menu with great food. From cocktails to dessert, here are some of our favorite Mexican recipes and dishes to make your Cinco de Mayo a delicious success.
Crispy, white and meaty white fish is fried in a light beer batter (with Mexican beer, of course) and wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Serve them with shredded cabbage, fresh cilantro and creamy chipotle sauce. A little fresh lime makes the fish taco perfect.
Artichoke lovers will love this twist on traditional Mexican street chorizo tacos. They still have the delicious Mexican chorizo with diced onion and fresh cilantro, but take the crunchy artichoke chunks up a notch. Yum and yum.
These Mini Green Chicken & Poblano Enchilada Taco Boats are super easy to make and make great appetizers for a Cinco de Mayo party. These are enchiladas turned into a snack. Try to eat only one.
If you are throwing a party, you definitely need a great cocktail. And for Cinco de Mayo, Margarita is a must. Keep it spicy with this jalapeno margarita recipe made with simple jalapeno syrup that allows you to control the temperature.
This steak taco recipe couldn’t be more authentic. In fact, you will have to get on a plane and go to Mexico. Wrap them in warm tortillas and serve with salsa and guacamole.
These little baked jalapenos are delicious and bake in less than 20 minutes. It’s the perfect appetizer for our jalapeno margarita.
For a light snack or appetizer, try these tuna tostadas made with avocado, black beans, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and lots of freshly squeezed lime juice.
To keep the fiesta going, don’t forget to serve this sangria. Ideal for large crowds, this recipe is a great way to use inexpensive red wine. Add brandy, tripe, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice, then garnish with fresh fruit such as apples, grapes and strawberries.
A snack commonly sold on the streets and markets in Mexico, Elote is grilled corn on the cob, which is then spread with butter or mayonnaise and topped generously with crumbly cheese, chili powder, and lime juice. Fire up the grill or toast the corn in the oven, then set up the bar so your guests can decorate the corn however they like.
Who doesn’t love burritos? These burritos make cooking easy by using grilled chicken seasoned with Mexican spices and then wrapped in a warm tortilla with Mexican cheese, black beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole and rice. Wrap up some extras and freeze for a quick mid-week lunch or dinner.
Start your Cinco de Mayo morning right with these delicious chilaquiles. Like breakfast nachos, these chilaquiles start with tortilla chips, then dipped in salsa verde, cheese, ham, and topped with eggs.
A delicious way to eat pork, these Tacos de Carnitas are easy to make and quick to prepare. Just make sure there are plenty of fresh limes and hot sauce.
There’s nothing more filling than spicy tortilla soup and it’s the perfect start to your Mexican feast. This spicy one with lots of fresh flavors will leave your guests begging for more.
Shrimp tacos have always been a crowd pleaser and you can be sure to wow your guests with this recipe. These tacos are slightly sweet due to the Mexican spiced BBQ sauce and slightly spicy due to the chipotle cream. Good cold Mexican beer is the only thing that will make them better.
After a day of eating a lot of delicious and spicy Mexican food, you will definitely crave something sweet. This super cool creamy pie with light caramel sauce is the perfect way to end the day. For a beautifully personalized presentation, divide into tins or simply bake in a casserole dish and cut into squares for a hassle-free dessert.