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 173
This guacamole is great! Whether or not you want it spicy, this guacamole is a dip to die for!

Parker's Famous Margaritas

"My father-in-law developed a taste for margaritas [while living] in Zihuatanejo."

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.7 stars 612
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: 3.79 stars 449
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 25
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 11
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 815
These sweet Mexican fritters are easy to make at home!

Instant Pot® Tacos al Pastor

Rating: 4.42 stars 9
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 115
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!

Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.71 stars 564
This fresh tomato salsa is made with red onion, minced jalapeno, lime juice, and seasonings. For best flavor, let it chill for 3 hours before serving.

Authentic Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.49 stars 74
Hot chiles and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas.
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 Favorite Recipes from Puebla Mexico
Explore some of the best of regional Mexican cuisine with our favorite authentic recipes from the Puebla region of central Mexico, including mole poblano, chiles en nogada, enchiladas verdes, barbacoa, and much more.
3 Cheese Enchiladas
Rating: 4.02 stars
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My grandma gave me this recipe.