There’s nothing like a great Cinco de Mayo party because the food and flavors sizzle. Don’t you agree?
From colorful to yummy, the Cinco de Mayo treats us all to spectacular eats if we indulge!
Cinco de Mayo party recipes to make your fiesta sizzle!
All through my college training in Spanish, our teacher from Guatemala never spoke in English but she always brought in new food to try. That’s where the freshman 15 came from, lol!
Naturally, I want to pay these recipes forward and I am sharing my 13 yummy Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes for a sizzling fiesta at home!
Basic. Real. Yum-loaded!
Each recipe is simple, uses basic ingredients, and is prepared in my own home!
Don’t worry, you need not go seek out crazy ingredients for our Cinco de Mayo party, instead, you’ll have a lot of the items in your refrigerator and pantry.
Plus anything you don’t have is an easy-to-find Cinco de Mayo party food staple anyway!
A Cinco de Mayo party is a fun way to introduce your family to a special time in history and food brings it all together!
Poppin’ Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes
From salsa to meat and of course great Margaritas, there’s definitely a Cinco de Mayo party recipe within these that will shout, ‘Make Me!”
Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes Let’s Fiesta with 13 options!
#1 Cinco de Mayo Party Food: Flavor-Bombed Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
There’s nothing like a good bowl of soup and my flavor-bombed spicy vegetarian tortilla soup will give you the fiesta kickin’ flavor!
Naturally, if you are not a ‘kick’ spice-driven person, eliminate the KICK if you so desire but still make the soup! Serve this in a bowl and offer toppings like shredded Mexican cheese, sour cream, thick ranch, and tortilla chips.
Versatile as it can be an appetizer, main meal or a side dish, and it doesn’t have any meat in it so it’s fiesta-versatile! It’s always nice to have a dish that is meatless for your guests that may abstain from meat-eating.
Plus, they are going to need some food after that Ass-Kicking peach margarita you whipped up for them.
Also, by changing the pepper in the recipe you will be able to guide the heat! Excited about this Cinco de Mayo party food? Well before you fiesta, know that you can also char-grill some shrimp to make this a full meal, and not just a side!
#3 Homemade Tortillas for a Cinco de Mayo Party
Roll out the dough and let’s make homemade tortillas. Simple. Fast, and one by one these will disappear under your nose!
Have you ever made your own homemade tortillas? Even if you have not, these are so easy they are kindergarten level!
So if I were comparing how easy homemade tortillas are to make for your Cinco de Mayo party I would compare them to pancake making. Yes, that easy! The bonus factor is that the dough in these homemade tortillas is no-fail!
Try them and get your Cinco de Mayo party groove on!
#4 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Donuts that are Colorful and Yummy!
One of my favorite Cinco de Mayo Party foods is fiesta donuts. My donuts are BAKED not fried. If any are sitting around the day after, use them as my kids do, cut in half, add cheese, and use them as grilled cheese.
In fact, you might find these Cinco de Mayo party donuts to be so good, you’ll make them more than just on the 5th of May!
#5 Cinco de Mayo Party CakePerhaps you are a baker. Or do you love making cakes? My deconstructed fiesta cake is the cake you want to make because it can be made the same day as the Cinco de Mayo party!
This particular cake needs to be made, but it will never go in a tier! For those looking for a simple toss-together recipe, please try it! Watch the video to bring it all together.
#6 Tía B’s Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Cinnamon Bundt Cake for a Cinco de Mayo Party
It’s fun having a Tía that loves to bake and create seasonally-inspired foods right?
My Tía makes this cake each year and she shared her recipe!
#7 What’s Cinco de Mayo Party without Ice Cream? Fantastic Churro Ice cream.
Sweet, tasty, and not a churro but it sure tastes like one! I have an ice cream machine, but I don’t use it! Rather, I make perfect ice cream in hours and it tastes like a churro.
Make this recipe once and I promise you’ll make it over and over again. Simplistic ingredients give way to the big chill (6 hours) and suddenly YUM in your bowl.
#8 Cinco de Mayo Party Drink Recipe: How To Make a Spicy Abuelita Margarita
Traveling to Mexico has provided some great culinary experiences. What trip to Mexico would be complete without signature drinks? So, rather than spill the drink (lol) I’ll let David show you how to make this Abuelita margarita. Cheers! Sip. Sip. Hooray!
Following up on that pro-bar-made drink in the video is kind of hard to do. However, I believe that my signature Pear Cocktail made with untraditional ingredients is perfectly imperfect! Need a Cinco de Mayo Party Margarita? Pears never tasted too darn good!
Bonus In Case you drink too much at your Cinco de Mayo Party you’ll want the Secret Elixir Of Puerto Vallarta
#10 Cinco de Mayo requires some form of Guacamole
How to rock Guac, and take it a step more to the sizzling side than bland! Take an avocado and some other ingredients and turn it into Cinco de Mayo Party food!
As long as you have a blender or a food processor, this one is your go-to dip!
#11 Garlic Lime Beef
I needed a recipe I could toss together, as we got unexpected company.
Basically, I used what I had in the house to create my Garlic Lime Beef.
Thanks to my Instant Pot, everything turned out great!
Of course, with meat, you need starch, right?
Try out these incredible potatoes, it’s a great mixture!
Simple, tasty, and one pan easy. There’s not much more to say about this recipe! Fast, fabulous, and easy?
Yes and yes! Plus, it can be a side dish or a main dish if someone does not eat meat!
#13 Chocolate Spicy Cookies Ole!
What happens when you spice up your cookie mix and add a little heat?
You get spicy chocolate cookies that are the perfect thing to follow with a sip of margarita.
These recipes are sure to have your whole Cinco de Mayo party gathering talking because it offers a little heat but a lot of sweetness!
Enjoy these great Cinco de Mayo party foods and have a great party! ~ Dana XO