Cinco de Mayo Menu Ideas

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Cinco de Mayo Menu Ideas

Living in southeast Texas, we’re big (huge!) on Mexican food. We don’t necessarily “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo but I usually make sure there are plenty of limes in the fruit bowl if May 5th happens to land on a Friday or Saturday night 🙂

If you’re looking for ideas or recipes for your Cinco de Mayo feast, here are a bunch of our favorites!

Cinco de Mayo Menu


Roasted Jalapeno Hummus
Restaurant-Style Queso Blanco
Peach-o de Gallo
Chile con Queso
Pico de Gallo
Pineapple Salsa


Grapefruit Margaritas
Blood Orange Margaritas


Texas Tortilla Soup
Pinto Beans
Grilled Corn and Poblano Rice
Homemade Tortillas


Tomatillo Shrimp Fajitas
Beef Fajitas
Stuffed Flank Steak with Monterrey Jack Grits
Beef & Bean Enchiladas
Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Corn Quesadillas
Grilled Chicken & Avocado Quesadillas
Brie & Brisket Quesadillas
Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Mayo and Margarita Slaw
Tacos al Pastor
Green Chicken Enchiladas
Gulf Coast Shrimp Quesadillas


Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies
Margarita-Glazed Madeleines
Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie
Margarita Cupcakes (from scratch)
Margarita Cupcakes (using a boxed mix)
Margarita Tart

5 comments… add one
  • Thanks for posting these ideas, I need to bring something to an after-work party.

  • What a fantastic line-up of recipes! This is why I love you – you understand the great importance of Mexican food! 🙂 I’m dying to try your grapefruit AND blood orange margaritas!

  • YUM. Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite holidays (any holiday that encourages the eating of Mexican food and drinking of Margaritas is a winner!) – we call it Cinco de Wiley at our house and have all our friends over… Thanks for the great ideas! 🙂

  • Thanks for all the ideas. What to choose? So many good choices.

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