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Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend! I’ve actually heard that it’s not even a big holiday in Mexico, except in one specific region, but any excuse to have a party is a good excuse in my book!!

For the occasion, I’ve come up with 47 great recipes here on Taste and Tell that would be great for Cinco de Mayo. Sure, most of them aren’t authentic Mexican fare, but they are all things that I’d love to celebrate with this weekend!!


1 – Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas 2 – Pork Lover’s Tamale Pie 3 – Mighty Migas 4 – Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas 5 – Chicken, Black Bean and Zucchini Enchiladas with Creamy Green Chile Sauce 6 – Kiwi and Tangerine Salsa 7 – Dump and Stir Mexican Dip 8 – Southwestern Bean Burgers 9 – Enchilada Casserole 10 – Chipotle Beef Baked Taquitos 11 – Tamale Balls 12 – Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

13 – Refried Beans 14 – Salsa Pork 15 – Chorizo-Tortilla Tortilla 16 – Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos 17 – White Chicken Enchiladas 18 – Coconut Creme Caramel 19 – Pasilla Pepper Sliders 20 – Mac & Cheese with Salsa Verde 21 – Beef Enchilada Casserole 22 – Cream-Cheese Chicken Enchiladas 23 – Warm Cajeta Pudding with Fresh Berries 24 – Roasted Tomatillo-Serrano Salsa



25 – Red-Chile Braised Chicken with Potatoes and Greens 26 – Crispy Black Bean-Bacon Tacos 27 – Tres-Leches Cupcakes 28 – Chicken Enchiladas 29 – Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce 30 – Pulled Chicken Suiza Sammies 31 – Toasted Coconut Ice Cream 32 – Fresh Fruit Batidos 33 – Beefy Tex-Mex Stir Fry 34 – Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango & Jicama Salad 35 – Chicken Chilaquiles 36 – Banana and Chocolate Empanadas


37 – Mexican Pork Roast Tacos 38 – Alfajores de Dulce de Leche 39 – Mexican Spiced Steak with Chipotle Con Queso and Avocado Salad 40 – Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas with Smoky Guacamole 41 – Tres Leches Cake 42 – Coconut Cream Flan 43 – Green Posole 44 – Green Chile Sauce 45 – Fish Tacos 46 – Dulce de Leche Cheesecake 47 – Queso Blanco


Do you plan on celebrating with lots of Mexican food?

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16 Responses to Cinco de Mayo Favs

  1. I’m loving this Cinco De Mayo round up! Everything looks awesome. I think Cinco De Mayo is my favorite day of the year… Love an excuse to eat Mexican food and drink a couple margs!

  2. wow this looks soo good!! you’ve really done a lot through the years — very inspiring! I DO plan on celebrating with Mexican food…I just have to figure out what! I know margaritas are already on the menu 😉

  3. Bev Weidner says:

    My eyeballs are like, FREAKING out.

  4. jude says:

    Great collection of Cinco de Mayo possibilities – Thanks!!

  5. Fabulous roundup. I just linked it up. Now if only I could we lived closer and could go out for margaritas together 🙂

  6. Kris says:

    Great Cinco de Mayo roundup Deborah! I can’t wait til Saturday!! Copious amounts of tacos and margaritas for me! 😀

  7. Great round up!!! We are doing ours tomorrow. Try to stop by if you can.

  8. omg… I want it all! way to make a girl hungry. 😉

  9. This is such a great roundup! Fun to see them all together.

  10. Joanne says:

    You are just fueling my insatiable mexican craving even more!

  11. Ok I seriously just had to wipe drool from my mouth. I want to dig into each and every one of these!

  12. Wow, what a great round-up! I seriously want to make EVERYTHING! Do you think it’s possible to create a clone of myself so I can actually make everything on this post? 🙂

  13. vianney says:

    What a round up, love all the ideas!

  14. Can you make all of these and host a party and invite me? That would make my month.

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