15 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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It’s that time of year again! Let’s celebrate with these easy cinco de mayo recipes. Browse and choose your favorite Mexican recipe.

I created a roundup of delicious cinco de mayo food ideas. Including Cinco de mayo Drinks, appetizers and main dishes.

These are some of the most popular Mexican recipes go-to’s for a super fun cinco de mayo celebration.

Get together with friends and family on cinco de mayo and cook your favorite Mexican dishes.

Most Popular Cinco de Mayo Recipes

You will love these easy recipes that are quick, delicious and inexpensive.

1. Cinco de Mayo Classic Margaritas

Margaritas are a favorite of many people all year round and are particularly popular in the summer.

Fresh lemons add a twist to a simple margarita recipe adding a little bit of sweetness to the citrus flavor and salty rim margaritas are known for!


2. Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Quick and easy in a blender with minimal ingredients, no simple syrup or sugar!

Enjoy these frozen margaritas on your cinco de mayo celebration right away or store them in the freezer as a make ahead cocktail that’s ready for your next party!


3. Cilantro Lime Rice

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice recipe: Chipotle’s rival, perfect for burrito bowls & family dinners. Bright, zesty, and ready in 30 mins. Ideal for Cinco de Mayo!

4. Peach Margaritas on the Rocks

Savor the perfect summer vibe with a Peach Margarita.

A blend of fresh peach, tequila, and lime, ideal for sunny days and festive nights.

Two refreshing Peach Margaritas in a salt-rimmed glass, garnished with a peach slice.

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5. Grilled Corn Salad

Enjoy a fresh, easy Grilled Corn Salad, perfect for BBQs and potlucks.

With grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, and homemade dressing, it’s a summer favorite.

Close-up of a refreshing Grilled Corn Salad, highlighting the contrast between the deep red of the tomatoes and the golden hue of the grilled corn.

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6. Authentic Chicken Quesadillas

These authentic chicken quesadillas made with shredded leftover chicken are a crowd favorite.

They are cheesy, crispy, easy to make and super delicious. Hands down the best chicken quesadillas!

Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

7. Margarita Punch Mocktail

Margarita Punch, the perfect mocktail for Cinco de Mayo or any festive occasion. With a non-alcoholic twist and zesty lime garnishes, it’s sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

Ready to impress your guests? Mix up this easy, refreshing punch and enjoy the celebration. Cheers to unforgettable moments!

A festive Margarita Punch display featuring a pitcher and glasses filled with ice, set against a serene blue background on a white countertop. Limes artfully sliced for decoration accentuate the vibrant, non-alcoholic drink, adding a touch of elegance and refreshing zest. This scene is perfectly suited for celebrating special occasions or simply elevating a casual gathering.

Margarita Punch Non-Alcoholic

8. Best Pico de Gallo Recipe

Everyone that has tried this Pico de Gallo simple and authentic recipe has loved it.

Just 5 ingredients and you will have the best salsa you have ever tried!

Great pico de gallo recipe to accompany the best guacamole for this coming cinco de Mayo.

Pico de Gallo Recipe

9. Delicious Guacamole Recipe

This is the best guacamole recipe ever!

I have tried many variations and this is the one that comes back a winner time and time again.

Always use fresh ingredient for an authentic guacamole flavor.

Easy Guacamole Recipe

10. Shredded Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos are delicious and beyond simple.

It’s incredibly easy to make…involving only a few minutes of prep, and very little active cooking time.

Top view of a platter with three shredded chicken tacos on corn tortillas, generously topped with diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Shredded Chicken Tacos recipe here

11. Big Batch Peach Margaritas

Level up your party menu with these oh-so-refreshing Big Batch Peach Margaritas!

Get ready to sip on pure peachy perfection!

A pitcher of Peach margaritas on white background.

12. El Sueno Cocktail

Kick your happy hour up a notch with the El Sueño Cocktail, where tequila meets the sunny vibes of citrus and a hint of vanilla. Ready to make your evenings unforgettable?

Give this a shake!

El Sueño Cocktail, garnished with a twist of orange zest on the rim, set against a backdrop of fresh limes and oranges, embodying a perfect mix of tequila and citrus flavors.

Mexican cocktail recipe here.

7. Best Cinco de Mayo Beef Tacos

Easy, quick, authentic carne asada street tacos you can now make right at home!

Top with onion, cilantro + fresh lime juice! SO GOOD!

popular cinco de mayo recipes
Photo credit: Damn Delicious


8. Chicken Nachos

Friends, these Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos are my new food obsession.

These nachos are dangerously good and packed with lots of flavor!

easy cinco de mayo Chicken Nachos
Photo Credit: Life in the Loft House


9. Chicken Enchiladas

These Easy Chicken Enchiladas make the best Mexican dinner!

They’re stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese, topped with red enchilada sauce and baked.

easy cinco de mayo recipes
Photo Credit: Isabel Eats


10. Mexican Rice

This easy homemade Mexican rice with its bold Mexican flavors, will make your taste buds do a salsa dance, which makes it a perfect side dish for your Mexican dinner.

easy cinco de mayo recipes
Photo Credit: Flavor Mosaic


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