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This is my collection of Mexican Recipes that would be perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party or potluck. There is something for everyone, so take a look at the list and pick your favorites. Let’s Fiesta!

Four image collage with text saying, Cinco de Mayo Menu.

Molcajete Guacamole

Molcajete Guacamole is guacamole made in a mortar and pestle. Grinding the ingredients releases more flavor and gives a chunky texture to the guacamole. It’s perfect for dipping with chips or on your favorite Tacos.

Up close view of guacamole in a molcajete topped with jalapeno slices and tortilla chips.

Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn or Elotes, is a popular street vendor snack in Mexico. Serve it on the cob or shave the corn to serve in a cup for Esquites.

2 Ears of corn with skewers on a plate with lime wedges on the side.

Ground Beef Taquitos

Ground Beef Taquitos with cheese are crispy rolled tacos that can be made baked or fried and served with your favorite toppings.

3 rolled tacos on a plate with toppings.

Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Chicken Tinga is a spicy flavorful shredded chicken that goes great on tostadas, with shredded lettuce, pickled onions, cotija cheese, and avocado.

2 tostadas with chicken tinga on top.

Salsa de Mango

Salsa de Mango is a refreshing Mango Salsa that goes great with chips or alongside your favorite grilled protein. Make it as spicy or mild as you like!

Salsa de mango in a glass bowl with some tortilla chips.

Easy Salsa Verde

This Easy Salsa Verde is made in just 15 minutes with fresh tomatillos and no roasting required. Perfect with Chips, on Tacos, or to make Chilaquiles.

Up close view of salsa verde in a red bowl with a tortilla chip dipped in.

Frijoles Puercos

Frijoles Puercos or ‘Pork Beans’ are a savory and flavorful way to prepare refried beans. Pinto beans are cooked with Mexican chorizo, chipotle peppers, pickled jalapenos, and melted Oaxaca cheese. Serve them as a an appetizer with chips or as a side dish.

Overhead view of frijoles puercos in a white dish with a side of chips and shredded cheese in a bowl.

Strawberry and Cream Paletas

Paletas de fresas con crema are popsicles made with fresh strawberries and cream. This recipe is extra creamy and full of strawberries for a refreshing treat.

Overhead view of paletas de fresas con crema on a plate with ice.


Jericalla is a Mexican custard dessert made with just a few ingredients. It has a custard like texture similar to flan, and a burned top like crème brûlée. However there isn’t a sugar topping, so you won’t get a hard shell.

Overhead view of custard in a white ramekin on a blue plate with a gold spoon and strawberry garnish on the side.

Skinny Spicy Margarita

Skinny Spicy Margarita Recipe is Easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients. It’s refreshing, low in sugar, and the jalapeno gives it a nice kick!

2 glasses garnished with limes and jalapeno slices.

Paloma Cocktail

A Paloma is a Mexican cocktail made with fresh grapefruit juice and tequila. It’s tart, low in sugar, and packs in vitamin C.

You can omit the tequila and have a refreshing mocktail too!

Feature image of 2 grapefruit cocktails.

I hope find one or a few recipes to make for Cinco de Mayo! If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my Taco Recipes.

Cheers and Enjoy!

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