If you guys know anything it about me it’s that I have two favorite food groups: carbs and Mexican food. I will look for pretty much any excuse to eat Mexican food (every Friday night is Mexican night at our house) so I absolutely love Cinco de Mayo.
Since it’s my favorite holiday, I gathered up a few of my absolute favorite recipes perfect for a party or a festive dinner at home. You better believe that Trevor and I are going to celebrate with aaall of the best Mexican food!
Whether you’re hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or enjoying a simple celebration for one or two, these recipes will not disappoint!
What kind of food is eaten on cinco de mayo?
Mexican food like tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, chips, salsa, guacamole, and margaritas are commonly eaten on Cinco de Mayo. If you’re looking for something more traditional, check out this article from Smithsonian Magazine: What to Really Eat on Cinco de Mayo.
Maybe you think of a Cinco de Mayo celebration as more of a dinner in the evening. But I like to celebrate all day. 😉 Starting with breakfast!
Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
You can’t have a Cinco de Mayo celebration without the classic appetizer of chips and salsa, but here are a few more of my favorite appetizer options!
Mexican Grilled Corn
Easy Guacamole Recipe
Loaded Chicken Nachos Recipe
Easy Pico de Gallo Recipe
Mexican Sweet Potato Cheese Fries
Instant Pot Mexican Corn Dip Recipe
Easy Queso Dip Recipe
Whether you love tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas — I’ve got it all!
Instant Pot Carne Asada
Crockpot Taco Meat
Slow Cooker Carnitas Recipe
These side dishes are perfect alongside your favorite entree!
Mexican Street Corn Spoon Bread
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
Easy Black Beans Recipe
Coconut Lime Rice
Easy Mexican Quinoa Salad
What to drink on cinco de mayo
Margaritas! These fruity tequila cocktails are a Cinco de Mayo classic!
Easy Margarita Recipe
Five Ingredient Margaritas Recipe
Jalapeno Margarita with Jalapeno Infused Tequila
Mango Habanero Margarita
Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
Tamarind Margarita Recipe
Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita Recipe
Happy Cinco de Mayo!