25 Easy Cinco De Mayo Recipes

A collage of easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.

Get ready to amp up your at-home fiesta with this collection of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes! I’ve handpicked a delicious lineup that will transport you straight to the heart of Mexico without breaking a sweat in the kitchen.

1. Paloma Mocktail

Feel the tropical vibe with my Paloma Mocktail, a refreshing non-alcoholic drink made with fresh grapefruit, lime, and Mexican grapefruit soda. It's a great option for beating the heat without the booze!
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A Paloma Mocktail with a green and white striped straw and a bottle of grapefruit soda and a wedge of grapefruit nearby.
A Paloma Mocktail with a green and white striped straw and a bottle of grapefruit soda and a wedge of grapefruit nearby.
Paloma Mocktail by Kelly Neil

2. Mexican Street Corn Salad

This homemade Mexican Street Corn Salad from Bitz 'N Giggles is filled with fresh ingredients and flavor. A perfect appetizer or snack when entertaining family and friends.
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Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican Street Corn Salad by Bitz ‘N Giggles

3. Carne Asada Tacos

Check out Jamil Ghar's recipe for carne asada steak, marinated and grilled to make Carne Asada Tacos. Simply fill a warm corn tortilla with the steak and garnish with fresh cilantro and onion for these simple street tacos.
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Carne Asada Tacos
Carne Asada Tacos by Jamil Ghar

4. Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cilantro Lime Rice from Serena Bakes Simple From Scratch makes a nice light side dish. It's also super easy to make!
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice by Serena Bakes Simple From Scratch

5. Homemade Churros

These Homemade Churros from The Gunny Sack are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and coated in cinnamon sugar. Serve with chocolate for dipping!
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Homemade Churros
Homemade Churros by The Gunny Sack

6. Authentic Horchata

Bring a taste of Mexico to your kitchen with this Authentic Horchata recipe from Mama Maggie's Kitchen. Made with a blend of rice, cinnamon, and sugar, this is a classic and very popular Mexican drink.
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Authentic Mexican Horchata, one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Authentic Horchata by Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

7. Shrimp Nachos

My Mexican-inspired Shrimp Nachos are so easy and so delicious! Serve them as a quick weeknight dinner, or a fun appetizer on the patio alongside frosty cold margaritas.
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Shrimp nachos with jalapeños already baked with melted cheese.
Shrimp nachos on a pink table with drinks and hot sauce nearby.
Shrimp Nachos by Kelly Neil

8. Mortar & Pestle Guacamole

A creamy-yet-chunky guacamole from The Cagle Diaries, this recipe is made with a mortar and pestle. If you don't own a mortar and pestle, you can use a potato masher.
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Mortar & Pestle Guacamole
Mortar & Pestle Guacamole by The Cagle Diaries

9. Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet

This Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet from Recipe Runner has all the flavor of classic beef enchiladas, but is made in one pan! This easy, dinner is full of Mexican flavors and ready to eat in less than 40 minutes.
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Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet, one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet by Recipe Runner

10. Mexican Tres Leches Cake

This Mexican Tres Leches Cake from Maricruz Avalos is soft, moist, and so easy to make. The airy sponge cake is soaked in a creamy milk mixture and then topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
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Mexican Tres Leches Cake
Mexican Tres Leches Cake by Maricruz Avalos

11. Sheet Pan Fish Tacos

An easy recipe for Sheet Pan Fish Tacos with zesty lime crèma from Simple Bites. You can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes with minimal clean-up!
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Sheet Pan Fish Tacos
Sheet Pan Fish Tacos by Simple Bites

12. Creamy Salsa Verde

With tomatillos and avocados, this mild and Creamy Salsa Verde recipe from Away From The Box is sure to become a kitchen staple.
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Creamy Salsa Verde
Creamy Salsa Verde by Away From The Box

13. Raspberry Margarita Mocktail

My Raspberry Margarita Mocktail is a fruity non-alcoholic spin on the classic margarita that's as beautiful as it is refreshing!
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A raspberry margarita Mocktail sitting on three round marble coasters. The glass is filled with ice and has a salted rim and a lime wheel for garnish. The margarita itself is a vibrant rich red color and two limes sit nearby on the counter.
A raspberry margarita Mocktail sitting on three round marble coasters. The glass is filled with ice and has a salted rim and a lime wheel for garnish. The margarita itself is a vibrant rich red color and two limes sit nearby on the counter.
Raspberry Margarita Mocktail by Kelly Neil

14. Crispy Chicken Tacos

These Crispy Chicken Tacos from Chisel & Fork are made by stuffing tortillas with ground chicken, taco seasoning, and cheese, and then baking them until crispy. Who doesn't love crunch?
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Crispy Chicken Tacos
Crispy Chicken Tacos by Chisel & Fork

15. Cilantro Lime Slaw

This Cilantro Lime Slaw from The Healthful Ideas is the perfect addition to tacos, especially fish or seafood tacos. Made with Greek yogurt, it's tangy, crunchy, and comes together in just 10 minutes.
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Cilantro Lime Slaw
Cilantro Lime Slaw by The Healthful Ideas

16. Quick Pickled Jalapeños

These Quick Pickled Jalapeños from Wholehearted Eats are perfect to jazz up your tacos, burritos, or nachos. They're inexpensive to make, come together in just a few minutes, and will last in the fridge for several weeks.
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Pickled Jalapenos, one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Quick Pickled Jalapenos by Wholehearted Eats

17. Queso Fundido With Chorizo

Queso Fundido With Chorizo is a melty, stretchy, hot cheese dip from Confetti & Bliss. This Mexican appetizer features savory cheeses and sausage crumbles with diced green chiles folded in.
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Queso Fundido With Chorizo
Queso Fundido With Chorizo by Confetti & Bliss

18. Mango Pico De Gallo

My Mango Pico De Gallo is fresh chunky salsa balanced with salt, acidity, heat, and sweetness. Terrific with Mexican dishes like tacos, grilled meats, or as a dip!
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Mango Pico De Gallo
Mango Pico De Gallo by Kelly Neil

19. Chicken Taquitos

These crispy Chicken Taquitos from Flavor Mosaic are a fun handheld appetizer for your next fiesta! The filling is a creamy blend of chicken and cream cheese contrasted with a crunchy outer shell.
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Chicken Taquitos by Flavor Mosaic

20. Birria Tacos

Birria Tacos from Grandbaby Cakes are made with tender beef, rich adobo sauce, gooey cheese, and corn tortillas! Once pan-fried to cheesy crisp perfection, these tacos are repeatedly dipped into a broth for a flavorful, texturally exciting experience. 
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Birria Tacos
Birria Tacos by Grandbaby Cakes

21. Fresas Con Crema

Fresas Con Crema from Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey is a traditional Mexican dessert made with fresh strawberries and a sweet cream sauce. This easy dessert can be ready in under 10 minutes with only 4 simple ingredients.
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Fresas Con Crema, one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Fresas Con Crema by Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

22. Creamy Seafood Enchiladas

These Creamy Seafood Enchiladas from Cooking With Curls are packed full of shrimp and crab in a creamy sauce made with Greek yogurt, jalapeño, and cheese.
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Seafood Enchiladas
Creamy Seafood Enchiladas by Cooking With Curls

23. Chilaquiles Rojos

Chilaquiles Rojos from Mission Food Adventure is an easy traditional Mexican dish made with crispy corn tortilla wedges cooked soft in red salsa, often served with eggs. They're made with cheap readily available ingredients and usually eaten for breakfast or brunch.
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Chilaquiles Rojos, one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Chilaquiles Rojos by Mission Food Adventure

24. Easy Pickled Onions

These Easy Pickled Onions will add a vibrant crunch to your tacos and more! This no-cook recipe delivers sweet, tangy, perfectly pink pickled onions. If you can, I highly recommend using a mandolin for slicing.
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A jar of pink pickled onions.
A jar of pink pickled onions.
Easy Pickled Onions by Kelly Neil

25. Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Elote (aka Mexican Street Corn) from Diethood takes juicy charred corn on the cob and smothers it in a cheesy chile, lime, and cilantro sauce. Perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!
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Elote (Mexican Street Corn), one of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes.
Elote (Mexican Street Corn) by Diethood

And there you have it – a simple and varied collection of 25 easy Cinco de Mayo recipes. With these simple dishes, you can create a memorable Mexican-inspired feast for you and your guests! Here’s to hosting a fantastic Cinco de Mayo party!!

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