Get the party started with your favorite Mexican grub! Here are 65 Mexican Recipes to add to your Cinco de Mayo menu this year! From Carne Asada Recipes and Birria Recipes to margarita recipes and Mexican dessert recipes, we gotcha covered!
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Cinco de Mayo Dinner Ideas
The best carne asada recipe online! This San Diego-Style Authentic Carne Asada recipe is exactly what you’ll find at San Diego taquerias. Juicy steak bathed in citrus juices and Mexican spices.
Carne Asada Tacos
Take your carne asada to the next level by stuffing diced steak into soft corn tortillas topped with your favorite taco toppings.
Carne Asada Nachos
Add some crunch to your life with carne asada nachos. Steak nachos are loaded up with tortilla chips, carne asada, melted cheese, guacamole and salsa.
Carne Asada Fries
Whip up a batch of carne asada fries, exactly how they make them in San Diego taco shops! Crispy french fries are topped with carne asada, shredded cheese, guacamole and sour cream.
Make a batch of this easy Birria recipe to feed a crowd or have some serious leftovers. This Birria de Res is made with a combination of savory beef (and/or lamb) and can be made on the stovetop, oven or Instant Pot.
Ramen + Aromatic Beef = Birria Ramen! Change up your Cinco de Mayo menu this year by making Birria Ramen. Don’t forget to add a few iconic ramen toppings, like pickled peppers, picked red onions and ramen eggs.
Go bold and flavorful with pollo asado chicken! Pollo asado is one of the most flavor-forward Mexican chicken recipes. Chicken is marinaded in a mix of citrus juices, achiote powder, coriander, paprika, Mexican oregano, garlic and more.
Pollo Asado Tacos
Amp up your Cinco de Mayo celebration with pollo asado tacos. Just grill, stuff and eat! Be prepared to serve seconds to your guests.
Instant Pot Carnitas
Make melt-in-your-mouth instant pot pork carnitas less than 90 minutes, including the time it takes the Instant Pot to come to pressure. Serve the crispy carnitas over rice or stuffed inside a tortilla.
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Prefer the low and slow route? Make flavorful Mexican pulled pork in your Crockpot. This fan favorite stays ready and warm in the slow cooker during the Cinco de Mayo party, so it’s a hands off Mexican recipe to serve.
Serve up chicken fajitas for a quick an inexpensive dinner idea. Skillet chicken fajitas are also highly adaptable to dietary needs, which is a bonus when serving guests with dietary restrictions.
Steak, onions and bell peppers are coated in a zesty fajita marinade to create these easy Skillet Steak Fajitas. This one-pot Mexican dish is is perfect for those eating low carb, paleo or gluten free.
Mexican Chili Verde
Bust out your instant pot to whip up a batch of Mexican Chili Verde. This green chili verde can be made with tender chunks of chicken or pork. The flavorful broth of Mexican chilies really wows the crowd.
Shrimp Tacos in the Air Fryer
Full of flavor and ready in mere minutes, this Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos recipe is going to be your new favorite method for making shrimp tacos!
Camarones a la Diabla
Camarones a la Diabla combines plump, tender, skillet-seared shrimp with a rich, fiery sauce made from dried chiles. Vary the type and amount of chili to get exactly the heat level that’s right for you.
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are the perfect pairing with your favorite Margarita Recipes! The Mexican spices in the chicken enchiladas pair nicely with lime and tequila.
Flank Steak Tacos
Our Flank Steak Tacos Recipe actually came from an old school Weight Watchers magazine ages ago! 10 years later, it’s still on our Cinco de Mayo menu. It’s that good.