Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Margaritas, tacos, dips, enchiladas, and more margs! These Mexican favorites have cinco-star reviews.

Staff Picks

Traditional Mexican Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 stars 184
This guacamole is great! Whether or not you want it spicy, this guacamole is a dip to die for!

Parker's Famous Margaritas

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.5 stars 623
These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes From Allrecipes Allstar Yoly

Allrecipes community member Yoly shares her top recipes for a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration, from refreshing chamoyadas to tacos gobernador.
By Yoly Gutierrez

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By Ita Mac Airt


Rating: 4.5 stars 840
Sweet, fragrant Mexican-style churros are easy to make at home!

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 5 stars 128
Mexican flank steak soup in tomatillo broth with pinto beans and bacon.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 2054
Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.

Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 959
Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn. Your guests will swim back for seconds!
By LouiseCol

Inspiration and Ideas

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Pico de Gallo
Rating: 4.5 stars 591

Just mix up this pico de gallo and let chill for an easy appetizer.