34 Delicious Cinco de Mayo Recipes

It’s that time of the year again – the time when it’s 100% acceptable to eat guacamole all day long and have a margarita with lunch! Cinco de Mayo is in a few short days and I’ve rounded up the most epic collection of Cinco De Mayo Recipes ever!

Nacho Bar / Cinco de Mayo recipes on www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

From drinks to snacks to the main course, there’s a little something for everyone in this Cinco de Mayo recipes round-up!!

Let’s start with drinks, seeing as how that’s how my parties generally start:

Skinny Margaritas / Cinco de Mayo recipes on www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


The perfect Skinny Margarita
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Rhubarb Margarita
Stone Fruit Sangria
Sunburnt Margaritas

Tomatillo Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Appetizers + Snacks!

My all time FAVORITE guacamole
Fiesta Fries
Pico de Gallo
Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole
Tomatillo Salsa
Quedo Fundido
Spicy Queso Fresco Guacamole
Layered Corn Guacamole
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Taco Salads / Cinco de Mayo recipes on www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)


Tacos Salad
Couscous Taco Salad
Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad

Chicken Tinga Tacos / Cinco de Mayo recipes on www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Something a little more substantial!

Southwestern Lasagna
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Grilled Fish Tacos
Poblano Chicken Tacos
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Chipotle Salmon Tacos
Carnitas Tacos
Poblano Chicken Enchiladas
Carnitas Skillet Nachos  
Sweetpotato Nachos
Carne Asada Fries
Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos
Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad
Skillet Chipotle Enchilada Bake
Nacho Fries
Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guac

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  1. Gosh I am just loving Cinco De May more and more these days!!! All of these recipes are amazing and I need a bigger stomach cause I really need to try all of these! LOL

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  3. YES! Best Cinco de Mayo recipes I’ve seen and plan on using all summer long. I’m pretty much obsessed with avocados after BTP. So loved meeting you!

    1. THANK YOU!! And yes – so great to meet you too Jeannine 🙂 Looking forward to working with you more and making some awesome stuff happen with ONE!

  4. Amazing roundup!! My birthday is on Cinco de Mayo so I’m DEFINITELY making some of these recipes! 🙂

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