Popular Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo (Main & Side Dishes)

Here’s a delicious roundup of popular Mexican dishes, including casseroles, tacos, fajitas, rice dishes, and more!

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Buenos Dias! Today I bring you amazing flavors from every corner of the internet. A collection of popular Mexican recipes for Cinco de Mayo (Main & Side Dishes).

Are you ready to get cooking for Cinco de Mayo? Or any time! Mexican food is my personal choice 365 days a year.

Cinco de Mayo Menu

This group of recipes is a well-rounded bunch and would be perfect for serving for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Some are authentic Mexican, others Mexican-inspired.

There is a little south-of-the-border goodness for everyone here, vegan, seafood, chicken, beef, and more.

You are sure to discover a new favorite.

Mexican Recipes

These Mexican recipes come from my site and food bloggers in my network and around the interwebs.

I know you will adore them, so check out their sites and get the recipes by clicking the link above the photos or the photo itself.

Let’s start cooking!

Vegan Tacos

Healthy Seasonal Recipes Vegan Tacos

When Katie asked her family what they thought about these vegan tacos, they said they didn’t notice that they didn’t have meat in them!

So if you’ve been trying to make more plant-based recipes part of your menu and you’re looking for a veggie taco recipe, this is the one to try!

Even carnivores will love them! Get her recipe here.

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

Flavor Mosaic Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

This casserole is like a Mexican Lasagna or Tortilla Casserole packed with vegetables, Mexican flavors, and melted cheese!

It transforms vegetarian enchiladas into an easy Make-Ahead Mexican casserole dinner that freezes well, and your family will love it! Find Michele’s recipe here.

Tex Mex Enchiladas

Urban Cow Girls Life’s Tex Mex Enchiladas

For Texans, it’s hard to find a more comforting and familiar dish than a platter of authentic Tex Mex enchiladas—corn tortillas filled with melted cheese and white onion, smothered with real chili gravy is Urban Cow Girls Life’s trademark recipe.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Be Brave and Bloom Enchiladas

Here is my all-time favorite fast and easy chicken enchilada recipe.

I have made this delicious recipe countless times for our friends & family.

It’s always well received and quickly devoured! To get the recipe click here.

Easy Chunky Guacamole

Be Brave and Bloom Guacamole

This chunky guacamole is delicious, quick, and easy to make. PS It’s equally amazing if you prefer to mash it up smoothly. Find the recipe here!

Here’s another recipe you should try that is on constant rotation in our kitchen. Skip the store-bought version and make your own homemade mild taco seasoning recipe. Yum!

Chicken Fajitas Baked

Urban Bliss Life Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These fajitas are a delicious, easy, one-pan meal the whole family will love! Click here for the yummy recipe.

Mexican Tinga Recipe

A Cedar Spoon Chicken Tinga Recipe

This Chicken Tinga Recipe, or tinga de Pollo, is one of my favorite Mexican dishes to make.

Shredded chicken is simmered in a smoky, spicy chipotle sauce, adding flavor.

You will love how quick and easy this is to make, and it can be used in so many ways.

Eat it over white rice, in tacos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, salads, or even soups.

You can even freeze this and use it for future meals! Recipe here.

Mexican Shrimp Tacos

Pinch and Swirl Shrimp Tacos

These are not your average Shrimp Tacos.

Imagine lightly charred corn tortillas cradling tender shrimp with a crisp salt and pepper crust, topped with crunchy cabbage and radish slaw.

They are then finished with creamy, spicy shrimp taco sauce, a scatter of fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

They are so easy! You can make them start to finish in 30 minutes, easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Find the flavor here.

Sheet Pan Fish Tacos

Simple Bites Sheet Pan Fish Tacos

A simple recipe for sheet pan fish tacos with zesty lime crema.

This dish is easy to make and loved by all. Grab the recipe here.

Mexican Fish Tacos

XOXO Bella Smoker Grilled Fish Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

At this time of the year, it’s always nice to think about summer recipes. Cooking outside is a lot of fun.

You can make some awesome dishes like smoker-grilled fish tacos with garlic cilantro-lime coleslaw.

This is the BEST slaw for fish tacos, and you must try it. Find the recipe here.

Flank Steak Tacos

XOXO Bella Simple Marinated Grilled Flank Steak Tacos

Using the best flank steak marinade (aka carne asada marinade) means a winning flank steak recipe every time.

For this summer taco Tuesday grilling taco recipe, you start off with a couple of pounds of flank steak cut into slices.

All the details are included for making carne asada, so enjoy! Get the recipe here.

Mexican Barbacoa

Gimme Some Oven Barbacoa

This homemade beef barbacoa recipe is easy to make in the slow cooker, and it’s SO flavorful and delicious!

Perfect for burritos, tacos, salads, quesadillas, and more. Find the recipe here!

Carne En Su Jugo

Mama Maggie’s Kitchen Carne En Su Jugo

This traditional Mexican recipe comes from the state of Jalisco.

Translated, it means “meat cooked in its own juices.”

It’s a flavorful and delicious beef soup cooked in a savory tomatillo broth. Usually served with beans. Click here for the authentic recipe.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Recipe Tin Eats Crock Pot Pulled Pork

Every tortilla dreams of being stuffed with Carnitas.

The best of the best of Mexican food, seasoned pork is slow-cooked until tender before gently teasing apart with forks and pan-frying to golden, crispy perfection.

Pork Carnitas is that elusive combination of juicy and crispy with perfect seasoning – and this Carnitas recipe requires just 5 minutes of prep! The delicious recipe is here.

Carne Guisada Recipe

Kitchen Gidget Carne Guisada

This easy-care guisada recipe is for Tex-Mex style or Mexican beef stew.

Chunks of beef simmered in the fragrant brown gravy until tender.

It’s so simple to prepare, and you probably already have the ingredients on hand! Find the recipe here.

Chilaquiles Rojos

A Cedar Spoon Chilaquiles Rojos

This delicious dish has a spicy tomato chili sauce covering the corn chips.

Then it’s topped with cream, Queso fresco, avocado, and onion.

Next, you can serve chilaquiles with eggs in them or a fried egg on top, with chicken or steak meat.

They work for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Get the recipe here.

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

Salt and Baker Mexican Quinoa

This one-pan dinner is filled with beans, corn, tomatoes, Quinoa, and your favorite spices to provide a delicious, easy, and filling meal. Find the recipe here.

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Haute and Healthy Living Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This healthy slow cooker soup is the ultimate easy and delicious family-friendly meal that can be jazzed up with so many delicious toppings.

It’s amazing for meal prep and freezer-friendly too!

Definitely, a recipe you’ll want to add to your regular menu rotation! {Gluten-free & Dairy-free} Find the recipe here.

Top it off with this delicious Mexican Candy Shot!

More Cinco de Mayo Ideas

Are you looking for more fun for Cinco de Mayo? Below are fun things to share with your family.

Cinco de Mayo DIY gnomes
Cinco de Mayo activities for kids
Free Cinco de Mayo bingo printable

Let me know which recipes you make in the comments below. I love to hear what you create!

Adios Amigos, thanks for stopping by.

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