50+ Mexican Recipes for your Cinco de Mayo Menu

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Build your best Fiesta with all your favorite Mexican recipes: Easy entrees, super sides, and lots of cocktails! Whether you stick to the classics or try something new, it’s never been easier to join the party.

Chicken and steak fajitas on two serving platters.



Everybody loves the sizzle of fajitas! Make your own homemade fajita seasoning, then whip them up in a skillet or on the grill.

Chicken Fajitas

This easy Chicken Fajitas recipe uses my perfected homemade fajita seasoning, juicy chicken thighs, and colorful peppers and onions, all sizzled up and ready to tuck into warm tortillas. Fajitas are truly Tex-Mex! Down in…

50 minutes

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas are light, fresh, and ready in a flash, thanks to my perfected fajita seasoning and easy marinade. Serve them still sizzling with colorful peppers and onions, a stack of warm tortillas, and as…

25 minutes

Steak Fajitas

With an easy homemade fajita seasoning, a simple citrusy marinade, and lots of colorful veggies, Steak Fajitas have never been easier or more delicious!

55 minutes

Carne Asada

In Mexico, when someone says “I’m making carne asada,” they aren’t just sharing their plans for the day. It means there is a party, and you are invited! This recipe, and the others in this section, are recipes I learned in Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

It's summer grilling season; if you follow your nose in Southern California, chances are you'll find delicious Carne Asada on the coals at every backyard party. Once it's marinated, this irresistible recipe cooks up faster than it takes to finish your first margarita. Make more than you think you need, because everyone loves carne asada with all the fixings. 

Strawberry Margarita

Fresh strawberries make a better margarita! Get out the blender and blast a batch. Nothing is more refreshing on the side of chips and salsa.

A strawberry margarita on the rocks.

Paloma Cocktail

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila and grapefruit drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. The Paloma, or “Dove” in Spanish, is quick to make and so refreshing. You can make big…

5 minutes

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Mix and match your favorite proteins, rice and beans, salsas, and all the toppings for a crowd-pleasing build-your-own burrito bar (or tacos, bowls, salads, the works!)

Chipotle burrito bowls in white bowls.

Chipotle Chicken (Copycat)

Skip the restaurant and make your own copycat Chipotle Chicken recipe at home. The marinade is quick, easy, healthy, and tastes even better than the real thing! Make white meat or dark meat and follow…

50 minutes

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice (Copycat)

Learn the secrets to making Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice in the comfort of your own kitchen. This copycat recipe starts with getting the right type of rice and cooking it in a non-traditional way. This…

25 minutes

Chipotle Guacamole (Copycat)

This Chipotle Guacamole recipe is the real deal. With just seven ingredients and a few minutes, you can enjoy as much Chipotle Guacamole at home as you can mash! Guacamole is luscious, creamy, satisfying, filling,…

7 minutes

Turkey Tacos

These turkey tacos, and the rest of the recipes in this section, are not authentic. These are Americanized iterations that are beloved by many who are inspired by genuine Mexican cuisine. What they lack in authenticity, they make up for in deliciousness.

The best turkey tacos on a white platter.

Taco Stuffed Tomatoes

Taco Stuffed Tomatoes make a perfect, unfussy end-of-summer meal, when the nights are still hot and good tomatoes are plentiful. This easy low-carb recipe comes together in under half an hour, all in one skillet,…

25 minutes
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  1. I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of the chicken and steak fajitas and the chicken tinga, and the enchiladas, and, and, and the Cincinnati chili. OK, it’s not Mexican but who cares? It’s delicious. πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‹