Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Traditional Mexican Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 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: 4.5 stars 613
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: 4 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.
By Jamie Mikall Martinez

Pico De Gallo de Alicia

Rating: 4.5 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 12
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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Rating: 4.5 stars 815
These sweet Mexican fritters are easy to make at home!

Instant Pot® Tacos al Pastor

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Instant Pot(R) pork is infused with flavor and perfect for tacos.

Carne en su Jugo (Meat in its Juices)

Rating: 5 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: 4.5 stars 567
Just mix up this pico de gallo and let chill for an easy appetizer.

Authentic Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
Hot chiles and rich chocolate make this authentic mole sauce perfect for topping stewed meats or enchiladas.

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Slow Cooker Carnitas
Rating: 4.5 stars 2012

Carnitas means 'little meats' and is traditionally fried then braised. This recipe is made much easier using the slow cooker but the results are just as tasty. This makes a great filling for tamales, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. This filling is also great combined with your favorite barbecue sauce and served on buns.