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Cinco de Mayo Playlist + Recipe Ideas

May 1, 2021

When I think of Cinco de Mayo, I think of enjoying delicious foods, good music, and tasty margaritas with good company. Instead of just providing you guys with some tunes (though, I’m always happy to do that), I thought it’d be fun to share some festive recipes, as well. The obvious choice is some tacos, but I’ll link a variety of dishes and drinks below to suite all tastes. While dinner at your favorite Mexican restaurant is always a fantastic option, here are some dishes you can make and enjoy at home.



Elotes Mexicanos aka Mexican Street Corn by Sunday Supper Movement

I love me some elote! It’s relatively easy to make and always seems to be a big hit with everyone eating it. I absolutely love the cotija cheese

Chicken Ranch Tacos by A Magical Mess

Shredded chicken tacos are always good, but the tangy flavor of ranch brings them to another level. I loooove chicken tacos and prefer flour tortillas, but customize it to your preferences!

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas by Damn Delicious

Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. A good quesadilla is hard to beat and always seem to go over well with kids, too!

White Queso Dip by the Cookie Rookie

This particular recipe is so versatile! This queso dip is smooth, creamy, cheesy, and just perfect for dipping, nachos, and pouring over my favorite Tex-Mex dishes. 

Shrimp Ceviche by Spend with Pennies

Traditional ceviche is a South American dish of raw seafood tossed in an acidic marinade like citrus juice or vinegar which “cooks” the fish. I prefer shrimp vs fish in this instance and this is high on my list of things to make soon!

Crispy Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Crema by A Cozy Kitchen

Taquitos are so tasty and this recipe is supposed to be one of those recipes where you put everything in the oven and forget about it for a while. Can’t get much better than that!

Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Buns in My Oven

This chicken enchilada casserole is creamy cheesy perfection and it’s so easy to throw together since everything is layered together instead of rolled. 


Easy Homemade Margarita by Seasonal Memories

Using fresh ingredients can take this classic cocktail to a whole new level.

Classic Paloma Cocktail by Delish

Though the margarita has become a staple of American bars, the true national drink of choice in Mexico (the government actually gave the designation!) is the Paloma. Loved not just for its bittersweet, citrusy grapefruit flavor but also for its simplicity. Not counting ice, all you need is 4 ingredients: tequila, lime juice, salt, and grapefruit soda.

Michelada by

This Mexican classic kicks up the flavor of beer with an assortment of accessories, including lime and hot sauce.

What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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