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 181
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 619
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.

Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Rating: 4 stars 452
I learned how to make these growing up watching my mother Alma. We have never used an actual recipe, but for your convenience I came up with one.
By Allrecipes Member

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

Birria de Res Tacos (Beef Birria Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars 21
Authentic Mexican birria tacos, Jalisco-style, made with braised beef roasted in a fragrant 3-chile sauce with a delicious spice mix.

14 Cool and Refreshing Agua Fresca Recipes

Warm weather refreshment doesn't get better than agua fresca. We've rounded up 14 top-rated recipes to try.
By Ita Mac Airt


Rating: 4.5 stars 831
Sweet, fragrant Mexican-style churros are easy to make at home!

Instant Pot® Tacos al Pastor

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
Instant Pot(R) pork is infused with flavor and perfect for tacos.

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 5 stars 127
One of Guadalajara's favorites. Small pieces of flank steak are cooked in their juices, then mixed with whole beans and crispy crumbled bacon. It makes me feel at home!

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 583

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