18 Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

A collection of Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired recipes perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year. There is everything from classics like homemade salsa, guacamole, and beef enchiladas to copycat recipes for Chipotle chicken and cilantro-lime rice, as well as dessert (hello tres leches cake, I’m looking at you)!

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With Easter in our rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the next food-centric holiday – Cinco de Mayo! While the day commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862, most associate it with an opportunity to feast on traditional Mexican dishes every year on May 5th.

I absolutely adore Mexican food and love any excuse to make it, so I love this day! If you’re looking for some ideas on what to make next Sunday, I’ve rounded up all of my favorites for you. Keep scrolling to find all of my best Mexican recipes suited for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!