Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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I have put together a collection of Cinco de Mayo recipes that is sure to get you prepared to celebrate this holiday. Mexican inspired recipes that include appetizers, dinners, desserts, and everything in between.

Cinco de Mayo Menu


What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, is the celebration commemorating the Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862.

Favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes

I am a huge fan of any and all Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. In honor of the Cinco de Mayo holiday, I have gathered some of my favorite recipes that will be great for a large gathering or just a night celebrating at home with your family.

Cinco de Mayo Menu Drinks

Start off the evening with one of these refreshing Mexican drinks. Any of these would be the perfect addition to your menu.

A picture of strawberry margaritas, mojito, sunrise and margaritas

Cinco de Mayo Menu Appetizers

The California Avocado Commission reports that 81 million pounds of avocados are consumed on May 5th each year. This means lots of guacamole! Here are a few of my other favorite appetizers.

A picture of salsa, taquitos, mexican corn and dip

Cinco De Mayo Menu Main Meal

All of these main course meals will add flavor to your fiesta.

Cinco de Mayo menu desserts

Cinco de Mayo Menu Dessert

You have to round out your Cinco de Mayo menu with some festive desserts. From fried ice cream to churro cupcakes, you are sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you are looking for more inspiration be sure to check out these taco side dishes, tequila cocktails, and


Thank you for visiting Food Lovin’ Family! With 3 kids I know it can be hard getting food on the table. Here you will find easy and delicious recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

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  1. So much Cinco de Mayo inspiration here! Thanks so much for including my Pineapple Jalapeno Margaritas! 🙂