These Cinco de Mayo recipes need to be on your menu this year! I’m sharing tons of food and drink ideas for a party, or to celebrate at home. Find tacos, margaritas, desserts, and lots of other Mexican food and cocktails.
Cinco de Mayo Recipes
I’m a huge fan of Mexican and Tex-Mex 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 to wash it down.
Below I’m sharing all the best Cinco de Mayo recipes (tacos, appetizers, desserts, cocktails, and easy dinner options) so you can create the perfect menu.
Whatever recipes you end up making, it’s likely some of these ingredients will be on your shopping list. So be sure to stock up on all the essentials!
- Taco Seasoning
- Ground Beef
- Refried Beans
- Pico de Gallo
- Sour Cream
- Fajitas Seasoning
What foods are eaten on Cinco de Mayo?
The best Cinco de Mayo food is all your favorite Mexican and Tex Mex dishes. Make tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chips and dips, rice dishes, nachos and more. You can make a full dinner or make a bunch of different appetizers and snacks to fill up on with your drinks.
What are the best drinks 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.
Of course you could make some other cocktails if you don’t like margaritas. I’m sharing lots of options below.
88+ Cinco de Mayo Food & Drink Recipes
Queso, Salsa, and Dips
All the best queso, salsa, guacamole, and cheesy dips for Cinco de Mayo.
Best Margarita & Cocktail Recipes
These Cinco de Mayo drinks are so easy to make. Try any of these margaritas or cocktails to celebrate.
Best Tacos and Nachos
Tacos are a favorite Cinco de Mayo food. And don’t forget a side of nachos!
Cinco de Mayo Dinner Ideas
Celebrate the holiday with an easy and delicious dinner! Eat enchiladas, fajitas, casseroles, quesadillas, and other Tex-Mex dishes.
Appetizers and Snacks
If you need some extra snacks and appetizers to serve on your Cinco de Mayo menu, try these favorites.
Cinco de Mayo Desserts
If you need something sweet to top off the fiesta, try one of these delicious desserts.
Get your best Cinco de Mayo recipes 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!