With Cinco De Mayo right around the corner the most obvious choice for party food might be your normal taco night. We’ve got a better idea, Spice things up with everything from nachos, to soups, to chalupas. Try out these 20 Mexican inspired dishes, for the most delicious fiesta.

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1. Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

My family goes crazy for these grilled chicken tacos, and I love how EASY they are to make! Marinated chicken thighs are grilled to perfection and served with warmed corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and cilantro.

From: Tastes Better From Scratch

2. Carne Asada


From: Isabel Eats

3. Homemade Pico De Gallo Salsa

This recipe has been a favorite of mine for a few years now and I don’t make it nearly enough. Salsa is delicious in many forms, but there’s something magical about homemade pico de gallo.

From: Luci’s Morsels

4. Authentic Mexican Rice

The BEST Authentic Mexican Rice that is so good and so easy, it will become THE side dish to make with all of your Mexican dishes.

From: Yellow Bliss Road

5. Easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

These Easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas make the perfect simple and healthy weeknight meal for busy families! Made with lean beef, fresh veggies and your favorite Mexican-style fixings, and on the table in under 25 minutes!

From: The Busy Baker

6. The Best Authentic Guacamole Recipe

This is the BEST guacamole recipe as it’s is simple to make and uses fresh, high quality ingredients. Authentic guacamole doesn’t contain fillers and unnecessary ingredients. All you need is avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. Easy and delicious!

From: Downshiftology

7. Baked Taco Casserole

From: 99 Easy Recipes

8. Restaurant Style Blender Salsa

Restaurant Style Blender Salsa. This salsa couldn’t be easier or quicker to make, and will rival even the best of restaurant salsas!

From: Sugar Spices Life

9. The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip

This Mexican white cheese dip recipe is similar to white cheese sauces served in many delicious Mexican restaurants.  It is so delicious and so versatile. It is the best authentic white queso dip recipe you will find. Plus you are not using any Velveeta products. You are going to love this super simple Mexican Restaurant White Sauce.

From: Eating On A Dime

10. Pork Tamales

Pork tamales along with other types of tamales are very popular during the holidays. They are incredibly flavorful and go great with many Mexican sides. Give them a try this holiday season!

From: Thrift And Spice

11. Cilantro Lime Rice

I love all the flavors in this rice. It has all the right amounts and hints of cilantro and lime. Yum! We’ll pile this inside our burritos and love to serve it in salads too. It really is delicious and kid-approved.

From: Life In The Lofthouse

12. Mexican Carne Guisada

Carne Guisada with tender beef slices and potatoes braised in tomatoes for an easy weeknight dinner. It’s hearty, tasty and fantastic with rice!

From: Kawaling Pinoy

13. Homemade Mexican Chalupas

If you love Chalupas from Taco Bell, you will love this Homemade Mexican Chalupas recipe!

From: B Sugar Mama

14. Green Chile Chicken Smothered Burritos

These Green Chile Chicken Smothered Burritos are a seriously delicious way to satisfy your craving for Mexican food. Simple ingredients, easy prep, incredible result!

From: From Valeries Kitchen

15. Mexican Style Fruit Cups

The idea for these delicious fruit cups came from a trip a took to New Mexico with my friend Lorraine – we took a road trip to the Whole Enchilada Fiesta to see them make the worlds largest enchilada.

From: Foodie Misadventures

16. Mexican Street Corn Elotes

This tasty street food snack is so fun to eat. Try grilling the corn instead of boiling for a nice char and smokey flavor — either way, they’re getting slathered in mayonnaise and cotija cheese, so they’re bound to please.

From: Brit Co

17. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Want to learn how to make jello shots? This delicious strawberry margarita jello shot recipe is perfect for summer parties, backyard BBQs, pool parties, Cinco de Mayo and more!

From: Happiness is Homemade

18. Baked Cresent Churros

This speedy version of the cinnamon-sugar treat is ready in 30 minutes!

From: Pillsbury

19. Cinco De Mayo Dippers

Growing up in the southwest, I love Cinco De Mayo, and am always looking for easy Cinco De Mayo Snacks and meal ideas.  While I enjoy going out to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, they can get pretty crowded on Cinco De Mayo, and when you have kids in tow, that’s not always fun.  Thankfully you can whip up a fun Cinco De Mayo meal at home, quickly and easily.

From:  Love From The Oven

20. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado is always a crowd-pleaser! It’s fast and easy to prepare, and has a tasty balance of fresh flavors and textures!

From: As Easy As Apple Pie

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