These easy Cinco de Mayo recipes highlight some of the very best, must-have Mexican & Tex Mex inspired dishes. We’re talking enchiladas, tacos, nachos, fresh salsas, guacamole, street corn, Charro Beans and fajitas just to name a few! You’re going to find everything you’ll need and more to create your very own Cinco de Mayo party menu.
Ok, Mexican food lovers! It’s time to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo with our own fiestas! You and I both know no excuse is needed for enjoying all of our favorite Mexican food recipes. We live for guacamole and tacos, and chips and salsa are life. But when there’s a party to be had, the fiesta is on!
Table of Contents
- What Is Cinco de Mayo
- Cinco de Mayo Dips & Appetizers
- Non-Alcoholic Drinks
- Mexican-Inspired Main Dishes
- Tex Mex Casseroles
- Side Dishes
- Cinco de Mayo Desserts
What Is Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the 5th of May and, in Mexico, is a minor holiday that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It’s also known as the Battle of Puebla Day.
However in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has grown into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. And we celebrate in the best way possible… by eating delicious Mexican dishes, loaded with fresh and savory flavors, festive color and, of course, loads of tortilla chips!
So whether you’re throwing the party, bringing a dish or making a fun meal at home for your family, these recipes are just what you need.