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:


The perfect Skinny Margarita

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

Watermelon Agua Fresca
Rhubarb Margarita
Stone Fruit Sangria
Sunburnt Margaritas

Appetizers + Snacks!

My all time FAVORITE guacamole

The Best Guacamole EVER invented from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Fiesta Fries

Pico de Gallo

Cumin and Charred Corn Guacamole

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Queso Fundido

Mango Salsa!

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa


Taco Salad

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

Avocado and Chicken Fajita Cobb Salad

Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad

Something a little more substantial!

Southwestern Lasagna

Quinoa Taco Bowls


Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Grilled Fish Tacos

Poblano Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

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

Chipotle Salmon Tacos

Carnitas Tacos

Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

Carnitas Skillet Nachos  

Sweetpotato Nachos

Carne Asada Fries

Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos

Skillet Chipotle Enchilada Bake

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins

Nacho Loaded Potato Skins from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guac

Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

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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! 🙂

  5. I suppose it would be overkill to make every single one of these. They all look so good I don’t know how I could decide which recipe to try. Mexican food is my favorite.

  6. Aaah, Tacos!! Probably still my favorite food. Your guacamole recipe is a mainstay in our house and I am so excited to try about 10 of these taco recipes! Maybe they will make summer arrive more quickly??

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