Create the ultimate Cinco De Mayo fiesta with these recipes! Choose from classic Mexican dishes, sweet postres and delicious salsas that everyone will love! 

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Best Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Sometimes hearty, sometimes boozy, but always tasty and festive, these 35+ Cinco De Mayo recipes are the perfect inspiration to get you in the mood for feeling like having a fiesta! 

Cinco De Mayo: 35+ Best Recipe Ideas

Cinco De Mayo as the name states, it’s celebrated on May 5th. It represents “La batalla de Puebla” (the battle of state of Puebla, Mexico) and now is widely celebrated in the United States! It’s a great day to have fun and to eat delicious Mexican food.

A fun fiesta always starts with a great drink! These are my most popular drinks to celebrate this Mexican holiday.

Serve a Fun Appetizer

With a delicious drink in hand, you must have a fun appetizer! Guacamole is a must but also check out these others fun snacks that are very popular in Mexico. Don’t forget to serve this Queso Blanco Dip! It’s so good everything will be begging for more.

Who Can Say No To Chips & Salsa?!

Authentic Homemade Mexican Salsas & Sauces that are easy to make and are crowd pleasers! From fresh salsas, roasted & creamy ones. Everyone will love them including this Chile Guajillo Salsa.

Make a Delicious Meal For Cinco De Mayo

What comes to mind when you think of Mexican food? Flavor! This list includes authentic recipes that are crowd pleasers and totally delicious.

Or Make Tacos!

Whether you prefer your tacos meaty, packed with seafood, or vegetarian, I have a few suggestions of recipes for you to try.

Always Have Some Easy Sides

Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with tacos, burritos and enchiladas? Not only does your Cinco de Mayo celebration need to include the best tacos, but you really need to think about rounding out the meal with some tasty side dishes. Everything from Grilled Corn, Arroz Rojo, homemade tortillas and the below ideas need to be considered.

Sweet Postres Are A Must!

One of the best parts of 5 De Mayo is all of the different ways to indulge! The perfect celebration always includes something sweet.

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  1. Oh my goodness Anna, you should publish these recipes in a book!!! They all look and sound amazing! Wishing you a very festive Cinco de Mayo!!!