11 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes You Will Love

Cinco de Mayo is May 5th! Are you ready to celebrate? I am!

I can eat Mexican food any day of the week. I’ve traveled to Mexico several times and I always enjoy eating where the locals dine. Once, I ordered guacamole and the owner sent his son across the street to buy a fresh avocado to make my guac. It was amazing!

Fun Cinco de Mayo Facts

  • Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held each year on May 5th.
  • The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire. This happened at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. (This is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day)
  • Cinco de Mayo is typically a day of eating tacos and drinking margaritas. However, you probably won’t find ground beef tacos, nachos, and frozen margaritas in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo.

I always enjoy eating authentic Mexican food like Chiles en Nogada. I’m also quite fond of the Americanized Mexican food. I do believe I can eat my weight in chips and salsa. With that in mind, let’s take a look at my top 11 Cinco de Mayo Recipes.

11 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Mexican Chicken Casserole (& Fiesta Party Tips)

Mexican Chicken Casserole - Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Chicken Enchiladas 

Finished Product - Easy Chicken Enchiladas - Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Sweet & Spicy Mango Salsa

BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Lobster Tacos with Lime Cilantro Coleslaw

Lobster Tacos

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Corn Casserole - the ultimate comfort food.

Sombrero Sugar Cookies & Milk Shooters

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Sombrero Sugar Cookies and Milk Shooters - Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Lava Brownies

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Mexican Lava Brownies

Cherry Margarita Mocktails

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Faux Pink Champagne - Cherry Margarita Mocktail with garnishes

Frozen Margarita Mocktails

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Frozen-Margarita-Mocktail

About Alli

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  1. robin rue says:

    Those lobster tacos are calling my name!! I am going to have to make them to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. Yum.

  2. The casseroles would be gone is seconds in my house. My kids will eat anything if it’s put in a salad or casserole. I’m planning a Mexican themed dinner week for CInco de Mayo and these will fit in perfectly.
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  3. I’m in Texas so Cinco de Mayo is pretty big here! I’ll have to try out some of these recipes. I usually make a Mexican dish on Cinco de Mayo. Maybe I’ll make a margarita too 😉
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  4. Thanks for sharing these recipes! Love Cinco De Mayo. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes out.
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  5. There foes my summer diet LOL. Cinco de Mayo is a great celebration. I love how you had such a variety of choices for someone to choose from. Great article

  6. Yum. I can see those casseroles being a huge hit in my house. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse for some great food.

  7. I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Those BLT Tacos are totally calling my name. I love BLT sandwiches but now I NEED to try these!!!

  8. I would love to try every single one of these. We love Mexican food so I always do a cinco de mayo spread for the family. I’m most excited about your first recipe.

  9. It would be so much fun to do a big Cinco de Mayo dinner for my family. Thanks for all the great ideas, I would love to plan an evening packed with yummy food!
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  10. Thanks for sharing facts about Cinco de Mayo! It’s such a lovely festival filled with good food and I cannot wait to try some of the recipes that you shared.
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  11. Cherry Margaritas is I believe the one that I would not be able to resist. Everyone will certainly find at least one dish or drink that they will enjoy immensely.

  12. The Chicken Enchiladas and the Sombrero Sugar Cookies & Milk Shooters look so divine and so perfectly fitted for Cinco de Mayo. This is a great roundup of awesome recipes!

  13. Our Family World says:

    The BLT and Lobster tacos look like real mouth watering dishes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I will make these for sure. I love that they are easy to make!

  14. I absolutely love Mexican food, they’re so good and packed with flavor. If we weren’t traveling I would definitely put up a yummy Cinco De Mayo spread for us at home. These recipes all look amazing!
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  15. Hey! Thank you for the recipes, Alli!
    I also love Mexican food so I have to try these recipes. By the way, I help to plan baby showers from time to time and I think some that Mexican baby shower theme is something to really think about.
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