These Cinco de Mayo recipes need to be on your menu this May 5th. All the best drinks, dips, and appetizers, including margaritas and lots of chips and dip. These Tex-Mex recipes are my favorite Cinco de Mayo food, hands down!
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
I’m a huge fan of Mexican food, so Cinco de Mayo food tends to be my absolute favorite. Tacos, burritos, chips and salsa, chips and guacamole, chips and queso…I think you get the point! And none of it is complete without a few margaritas.
I’ll definitely be whipping out all the best Cinco de Mayo recipes this May 5th, and basically eating my weight in chips and dip. Bring it on!
Start preparing your Cinco de Mayo menu with these amazing Cinco de Mayo recipes!
Cinco de Mayo Food Essential Ingredients List
I think one of my favorite things about Mexican food is the simple ingredients. Somehow, every ingredient used in this cuisine is just SO good. You can use them in any combination, any form, and it turns into something DELICIOUS. So stock up on all the essentials, because these items are basically in every recipe you’ll be making.
- Ground Beef
- Pico de Gallo
- Sour Cream
Cinco de Mayo Food FAQ
What food is served at Cinco de Mayo?
Since this day is actually a Mexican holiday, it only makes sense that we would eat ALL the Mexican and Tex Mex foods. Tacos, burritos, chips, dips, it’s all welcome here. It’s an excuse to fill up on cheese, and beans, and guacamole, and I LOVE it.
What do you drink for Cinco de Mayo?
It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without MARGARITAS. I’m pretty sure they’re the official drink of the holiday, so don’t be caught without some good margarita recipes to share with friends.
You can keep it classic with this Pitcher Margaritas recipe, or go for frozen margaritas. You can find all my favorite margarita recipes below, or you can check out our Margaritas Guide for even more options!
How many avocados do Americans eat on Cinco de Mayo?
This one is just an interesting little fact to share with you all.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo REQUIRES plenty of guacamole (it’s mandatory), which (of course) means AVOCADOS. According to this Forbes article, Americans consume 81 MILLION POUNDS of avocados on Cinco de Mayo…that’s a pretty crazy number! But I must say, I’m not surprised. I mean, you need A LOT of guacamole to balance out the margaritas, right?
76 Amazing Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Queso, Salsa, and Dips for Cinco de Mayo
The tacos and the rest of the food are great, but I’m really only interested in the dips. Give me ALL the queso, salsa, guacamole, etc. I’m constantly dipping, and I know everyone else is too, so make sure you’ve got plenty of dips and plenty of chips!
Food Processor Guacamole Recipe (EASY Guacamole)
Homemade Pico de Gallo Recipe (Salsa Fresca)
Chicken Enchilada Dip (VIDEO)
Healthy Queso (Skinny Cheese Dip Recipe)
Mexican Street Corn Dip Recipe (Hot Corn Dip)
Blender Salsa Recipe – Easy Homemade Salsa
White Queso Dip Recipe (EASY QUESO BLANCO)
Best Guacamole Recipe Ever! (Simple Guacamole Recipe)
Layered Bean Dip Recipe (Guacamole Bean Dip)
Beer Cheese Dip Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients)
Mexican Street Corn Salsa Recipe
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Dip
Cowboy Dip Queso (Loaded Velveeta Queso Dip)
Vegan Queso (Dairy Free Queso Recipe)
Tequila Lime Flaming Cheese Dip
Queso Fundido with Chorizo (Crock Pot Queso Recipe)
Hot 7 Layer Dip Skillet
Spicy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas Dip
Fried Chili Cheese Dip Skillet
Margarita Guacamole Dip Recipe (Tequila Guacamole)
5 Minute Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce Recipe
Black Bean & Corn Mexican Dip Recipe (Fresh Fiesta Dip)
Easy Mango Salsa Recipe
Skinny Mexican Street Corn
Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipes
The only way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is with a margarita in hand! Wash down all the chips and dip with a delicious marg. Whether you prefer a classic margarita, something spicy, or a frozen marg, you’ll find the perfect recipe here.
Best Margarita Recipe (Perfect Margarita Pitcher Recipe)
Roasted Tomato Margaritas Recipe
Frozen Watermelon Margarita Recipe
Broiled Grapefruit Margarita
Skinny Peach Frozen Margarita Recipe
Sparkling Strawberry Margarita Punch
White Wine Margaritas
Blackberry Margaritas (Spicy Margarita Recipe)
Super Easy Chili Mango Margaritas w/ non-alcoholic option
Cherry Limeade Margaritas
Skinny Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita
Skinny Margarita Recipe – Classic Margarita Recipe
Tex Mex Dishes
Whether you’re throwing a party or just cooking a Mexican-inspired meal for your family on May 5th, you’re going to need something more substantial than just chips and dip in order to fill everyone up. Make tacos, enchiladas, Tex-Mex casseroles, anything filled with cheese basically. These recipes are perfect for a Cinco de Mayo dinner!
Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe (Easy, Spicy, Perfect)
Skillet Chipotle Shrimp (Easy Spicy Shrimp Recipe)
Healthy Baked Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (FOR TWO!)
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas
Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
(SUPER EASY) Chicken Nacho Casserole
Chicken Enchilada Skillet Pie
Chicken Fajitas Recipe: Queso Smothered Chicken Fajitas
Buffalo Shrimp Tacos Recipe
Stuffed Peppers Recipe (Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers)
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (Healthy Crockpot Tortilla Soup)
Chicken Quesadilla Recipe for a Crowd (Sheet Pan Chicken Quesadillas!)
Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
Cod Fish Tacos Recipe (Margarita Fish Tacos)
Enchilada Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Mexican Cheesy Chicken Chowder Recipe
Sangria Pork Carnitas Recipe (Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas)
Fiesta Lime Chicken (Applebee’s Copycat Recipe)
Baked Mexican Mac and Cheese
Shredded Beef Enchiladas Supreme (Best Beef Enchilada Recipe)
Chicken con Queso (Skillet Queso Chicken)
Enchilada Stuffed Chicken Skillet (Inside-Out Chicken Enchiladas)
One Pot Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi
Chicken and Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Frito Pie Casserole Recipe
Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Snacks
Every party needs some awesome appetizers and snacks. These Cinco de Mayo recipes are some of my favorite. Nachos, taquitos, Mexican corn…all the best apps!
Avocado Egg Rolls (Guacamole Egg Roll Recipe)
Taquitos Recipe with Cheese, Beans, and Green Chiles (Homemade Taquitos)
Tequila Lime Tortilla Chips Recipe (Homemade Tortilla Chips)
Mexican Corn on the Cob (Mexican Grilled Corn)
Avocado Fries (Baked Fried Avocado Fries Recipe)
Chicken Nachos Recipe (Tequila Lime Baked Chicken Nachos)
Mexican Rice Recipe (Cheesy & Easy Mexican Rice)
Easy Foil Packet Nachos (BEST Nachos Recipe)
Hummus Fajita Black Bean Veggie Sliders (Mini Black Bean Burgers)
Skillet Steak Fajita Nachos
Homemade Tortilla Chips with Garlic Parmesan (Baked Tortilla Chips)
Mini Fried Taco Pizza Pockets
Mexican Pinwheels (Southwest Cream Cheese & Sausage Pinwheels)
Cheeseburger Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
Get your Cinco de Mayo food ready, because May 5th is almost here! Tacos, chips, salsa, margaritas, check! I’m so excited for this holiday. I hope you all enjoy yourselves with all this delicious food!