Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Margaritas, tacos, dips, enchiladas, and more margs! These Mexican favorites have cinco-star reviews.

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Traditional Mexican Guacamole

Rating: 4.6 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: 4.49 stars
94
"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.7 stars
621
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: 3.8 stars
456
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.

Pico De Gallo de Alicia

Rating: 4.29 stars
35
An authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos. Serve with tacos, nachos, tortilla chips, black beans, refried beans, or fajitas or use as an ingredient in many Mexican recipes. My family uses it as a side in which to dip grilled steak. If you like it hot, then this is for you; this pico is not for the faint of heart. It is very hot, which most people in my circle like. If you don't like highly spicy dishes, you might might want to try something less spicy or cut down the jalapeno and use a type pepper that is more to your taste.

Birria de Res Tacos (Beef Birria Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars
19
Authentic Mexican birria tacos, Jalisco-style, made with braised beef roasted in a fragrant 3-chile sauce with a delicious spice mix.

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Churros

Rating: 4.29 stars
846
These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

Instant Pot® Tacos al Pastor

Rating: 4.42 stars
12
While traditional al pastor meat is cooked on a spit, this flavorful variation is made using your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker after marinating. The result is a fall-apart tender, flavor-infused pork taco that your family will request again and again.

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 4.86 stars
128
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!

Authentic Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.49 stars
76
Hot chiles and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas.

Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.71 stars
592
Quick and easy pico de gallo that is a great app or addition to dinner. Huge hit in my house!
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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: 4.75 stars
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One of my favorite local Mexican restaurants serves a dish with jalapeno cream cheese and shredded chicken that is to die for. I had been experimenting with dishes that contained those two ingredients and came up with this!! It is absolutely to die for and I get nothing but rave reviews from people who try it! Give it a whirl... I promise your taste buds won't regret it. :-)