20 Mexican Recipes for #CincodeMayo

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Last Updated on January 12, 2020 by Chef Mireille

20 Mexican Recipes for #CincodeMayo Explore Mexican cuisine and culture with these recipes!

20 Mexican Recipes for #CincodeMayo

Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated all across America on May 5th. Every bar will have Tequila specials and we have turned this into a big drinking holiday. Just as we have done with St. Patrick’s Day, the way we celebrate it in America bares little resemblance to how it is celebrated in the original country and has distorted the true meaning of the holiday.

Instead of focusing on tequila, I plan to celebrate by cooking up some Mexican specialties. Collected from several contributors, here is a great list of recipes to help you celebrate from Breakfast to Dinner.

Before we get to the food, do you know what Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates?


Under Napolean’s rule, France was trying to form an outlet of it’s empire in Mexico. A great battle occurred on May 5, 1862 in Puebla. 2000 Mexicans battled against the powerful force of the French 6000 strong. The French lost 500 men, while the Mexicans lost only 100. The Battle of Puebla’s success led to more volunteers to join the resistance army, which eventually, with America’s assistance, led to France’s withdrawal in 1867.



Pineapple Strawberry Agua Fresca


Mexican Drinkables

Sweets  & Baked Goods

Polvorones de Naranja



Cemita Rolls

Mexican Drinkables (2)


Soup & Salads

Green Pozole

Roasted Pepper Gazpacho

Jicama Pico de Gallo

Watermelon Salsa

Mexican Drinkables (1)

Breakfast & Other Savories

Huevos Rancheros

Breakfast Tostada

Vegetarian Enchiladas

Vegetarian Chimichangas

Stuffed Poblanos

Mexican Goat Stew

Fish Tacos

Chipotle Chayote Blue Corn Tacos

Tortilla Pie

Mexican Drinkables (3)

Explore Mexican culture and cuisine and let me know if you try a recipe and how you liked it!

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  1. A wonderful compilation of Mexican recipes. Thank you including my recipes. Though I’ve heard of Cinco de Mayo, I didn’t know why its celebrated Now I know. Thanks for the brief history.

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