19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

April 12, 2023
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19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these delicious traditional Mexican recipes.

Mexican food is so vibrant, both in taste and color. You could eat it every day without ever getting tired of it, given the countless Mexican flavors, ingredients, dishes and ways to prepare them. Having said that, traditional and authentic Mexican food is not always easy to find—and it can be quite different than what we are used to. That’s where these 19 best Cinco de Mayo food recipes come in.

Related: 50 Mexican Desserts For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Food Traditions For Your Party

This roundup showcases some of the best authentic Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or any other night you’re craving Mexican cuisine. There’s something for everyone: Green Pozole with Chicken, Horchata, Guacamole, Cemita Poblana, Huevos Rancheros, Mexican Barbacoa, Enchiladas Verdes, Tostadas, Chile Verde Tamales, Fish Tacos, Flautas and more fantastic dishes.

Related: 24 Low-Carb Mexican Recipes

Get ready to celebrate this Cinco de Mayo the traditional way, then try this Fiesta Taco Rice Bake:

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Instant Pot Birria Tacos

 

They’re colorful, crunchy, messy and easy—Instant Pot Birria Tacos are the best taco you’ll ever taste. And guess what? You can make it in an Instant Pot in just 45 minutes. Get the recipe HERE.

Parade

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Chilaquiles

 

Chilaquiles is pure Mexican comfort food—a hearty casserole of tortilla chips, eggs, cheese, salsa, onions and corn. Get the recipe HERE.

 

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19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Mexican Lasagna

 

When your crew can’t agree on enchiladas or lasagna, make everyone happy with this quick and easy weeknight casserole! Get the recipe HERE.

 

Danielle Atkins

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Mexican Street Fries with Cilantro Lime Salsa Verde Ranch

 

Seasoned hand-cut fries dipped in cilantro lime salsa verde ranch is a winning side. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Shea Goldstein

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Avocado Chicken Enchiladas

 

Enchiladas are a must for Cinco de Mayo and this recipe is exactly what is needed. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Mama Latina Tips

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Cemita Poblana with Pork Milanesa

 

This Cemita Poblana with Pork Milanesa sounds like the perfect sandwich. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Karen’s Kitchen Stories

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos with Pickled Onions

 

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos with Pickled Onions? Yes please! Get the recipe HERE.

 

The Lemon Bowl

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Mexican Style Chicken Flautas

 

These Mexican Style Chicken Flautas are the perfect treat. Get the recipe HERE.

Related: Best Margarita Recipes

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Chile Verde Tamales

 

Chile Verde Tamales—it can’t get more traditional than that. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Mama Latina Tips

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Homemade Enchiladas Verdes

 

Learn how to make traditional Enchiladas Verdes from scratch. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Make-Ahead Frozen Margaritas

 

Learn how to make some delicious make-ahead margaritas that will allow you to enjoy the fiesta with your friends. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Manu’s Menu

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Tacos de Barbacoa

 

This recipe will show you how to make authentic Mexican Barbacoa. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

 

These Fried Avocado Fish Tacos with Chipotle Sauce are perfectos. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Huevos Rancheros with Posada Corazon’s Pasilla Chile Sauce

 

The secret behind these amazing Huevos Rancheros is the special Pasilla Chile Sauce. Get the recipe HERE.

 

Foolproof Living

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Authentic Horchata

 

Learn how to make authentic Horchata. It’s easier than you think. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Green Pozole with Chicken

 

This Green Pozole with Chicken sounds amazing! Get the recipe HERE.

Related: Best Soup Recipes You’ll Want to Try

 

Mama Latina Tips

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Tostadas de Tinga

 

Tostadas are a staple of basic Mexican Food and these Tostadas de Tinga are a chicken version. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Guacamole

 

You can’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo without guacamole! Get the recipe HERE.

 

Manu’s Menu

19 Traditional Cinco de Mayo Foods

 

Lemon Carlota

 

Lemon Carlota is a very popular Mexican dessert with French roots. Get the recipe HERE.

 

My Latina Table

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