98 Amazing Mexican Food & Drink Ideas

collage of Mexican food ideas.

Whether you’re looking for Mexican dinner ideas for a Cinco De Mayo party or just want Mexican food ideas for Taco Tuesday, this collection of recipes has it all. Need Cinco De Mayo drinks and cocktails? We’ve got ’em. Mexican snacks and appetizers and dips? They’re here. Want recipes for classic and reinvented Mexican sopas or classic Cinco De Mayo recipes for tacos, burritos, quesadillas and tostadas? Look no further. And leave room for the traditional Mexican desserts. Pour over this roundup of amazing Cinco De Mayo food and drink recipes to choose your favorites.

collage of Mexican food ideas.

Misconceptions about Cinco De Mayo:

Cinco De Mayo (literally the fifth of May) commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over the French army at the Battle of Puebla.

Many Americans assume that this marks a Mexican Independence Day, but in fact, Cinco De Mayo simply marks a battle win and is considered a relatively minor Mexican holiday.

Americans, however, are ever ready for a party. Consequently even a tribute to a minor anniversary is a good excuse to gather our favorite Mexican food ideas for parties big and small.

This collection of Cinco De Mayo food and drink recipes includes everything from Mexican appetizers dips, and ceviches to Cinco De Mayo drinks and cocktails, Mexican dinner ideas and your favorite Mexican desserts.

Rev up your appetite for a fiesta with these incredible Mexican food ideas for Cinco De Mayo parties, Taco Tuesdays or anytime you’re feeling hungry.

17 Inspired Mexican Appetizers

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Mexican Dips, Sauces and Ceviches

Whet your appetite for a larger Mexican dinner with these tasty dips, ceviches and salsas. These simple Mexican appetizers make great snacks or light meals and they wash down easily with a cold cerveza or other icy drinks.

18 Quenching Mexican Drinks and Cocktails

Inspired Sips for Cinco De Mayo

It's not Cinco De Mayo without a libation or two This collection of Mexican drinks includes non alcoholic mocktails as well as full strength cocktails. Cut loose and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo party with these drink ideas.

9 Traditional Mexican Sopas (Soups)

Classic and Modern soups for Mexican dinners

These classic and not so traditional Mexican soup recipes make a great starter before dinner or can be a great meal on their own. From cool, creamy and light to heartier Mexican sopas, these appetizer and dinner ideas are crowd pleasers.

15 Favorite Cinco De Mayo Tacos

Taco Ideas For Mexican Dinners

When you think of Mexican dinner ideas for Cinco De Mayo parties, tacos are the first thing that comes to mind. Here's a bevy of traditional taco recipes as well as a few modern twists. These are seriously good eats.

25 Burritos, Quesadillas, Tostadas, Tamales, Chalupas & Taquitos

More Mexican Fare For Cinco De Mayo Parties

Want a different Mexican vibe for your Cinco De Mayo dinner? Why not try enchiladas, chalupas, quesadillas or flautas? These savory recipes will please your whole family and they go great with an icy cerveza or margarita!

14 Classic Mexican Dessert Recipes

Mexican Desserts for Cinco De Mayo

Leave room for some sweet foods and desserts at the end of your Cinco De Mayo party. With a blend of traditional, classic Mexican desserts and inspired Cinco De Mayo themed recipes, there's something for everyone here.

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