Friday, April 22, 2022

Mexican Party Food for a Fiesta

These Mexican party food ideas are perfect to make for your Cinco de Mayo celebration, or any other Mexican fiesta. There are easy Mexican recipes for appetizers, snacks and desserts that’ll have your party guests shouting OLE!!

mexican party food guacamole and chipotle carnitas

Celebrations and festivals are very important in Mexican culture, and there is always plenty of delicious Mexican party food involved.

Down below, you will find recipes for Mexican snacks, appetizers and desserts that are all easy to make, and packed with authentic Mexican flavors!

If you’re looking for main dish Cinco de Mayo recipes, we have an entire collection of amazing Mexican recipes for you. And, if you need a few drink ideas for the grown-ups, make some fabulous Mexican cocktails.

Mexican Party Food

These recipes are perfect for any Mexican fiesta, from a Cinco de Mayo party to a quinceañera, or just a simple and fun Mexican-themed night with friends. Even better, your guests will be happy and well fed!!

Browse through the recipe descriptions below. When you find something you want to make, click on the title and you’ll be taken straight to the recipe for it.

Mexican Snacks and Appetizers

Mexican Party Food - 7 Layer Taco Dip
7 Layer Taco Dip
This Mexican seven layer dip is gorgeous displayed at the center of a snack table! Well, until the bowl is empty, which doesn’t take long!! The flavors in this Cinco de Mayo food are outrageously delicious!!

easy mexican recipes - walking tacos
Walking Tacos
The easiest way to eat a taco at a party is putting all of the fixins into a bag of corn chips or Doritos. Have tacos, will travel!!

Cinco de Mayo food - cheesy fiesta dip
Cheesy Fiesta Dip
Be sure to have a BIG bowl of tortilla chips next to the warm fiesta dip - It’s simply scrumptious, with layers of ooey gooey cheese, refried beans, lettuce and tomatoes. It’s one of our most popular easy Mexican recipes for a Cinco de Mayo party.

Mexican Party Food - Healthy Guacamole Recipe
Healthy Guacamole Recipe
You can’t have a Mexican fiesta without a big bowl of guac, and this one is spectacular because it’s lower in calories and fat than traditional guacamole!

easy mexican recipes - 20 minute taco bowls
20 Minute Taco Bowls
Make these little Mexican appetizers like portable taco cups - fill ‘em with ground turkey or beef and your favorite taco toppings.

Cinco de Mayo food - ultimate taco bar
The Ultimate Taco Bar
The ultimate Mexican party food is definitely a taco bar!!! They are perfect for a Cinco de Mayo party, but also a totally fun twist on a taco Tuesday dinner.

Mexican Party Food - Fully Loaded Taco Fries
Fully Loaded Taco Fries
Perfectly crisp french fries topped with your favorite taco toppings. This Mexican snack food is fabulously flavorful and crave-worthy!!

easy mexican recipes - cheesy taco stuffed meatballs
Cheesy Taco Stuffed Meatballs
This is one of our easy Mexican recipes that partygoers can’t get enough of! Imagine all of our favorite taco flavors stuffed inside of juicy meatballs with TONS of melty cheese. A Mexican fiesta favorite!

Cinco de Mayo food - bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
These aren’t your typical party poppers, they’re over the top scrumptious! Green chiles stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped with bacon and grilled to perfection.

Simply Scrumptious Mexican Desserts

Mexican Party Food - Air Fryer Churros
Air Fryer Churros
No pots of oil or messy clean up needed here; maybe just a bit of cinnamon sugar to wipe off your chin. ;) Take this dessert over the top with some caramel sauce or homemade hot fudge for dipping!

easy mexican recipes - disney churros recipe
Disney Churros Recipe
If you want to go all-out, we have the “real deal” churros recipe too! We make the churros bite-sized, like they do at Disney. Simply scrumptious for a snack or Mexican dessert!!

Cinco de Mayo food - boozy margarita cupcakes
Boozy Margarita Cupcakes
A boozy cupcake packed with the fabulous flavors of a classic margarita is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion or any day!

Mexican Party Food - Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
The flavors of a churro combined with the sweetness of a soft homemade donut makes for the perfect Mexican party food!!

easy mexican recipes - hot chocolate cupcakes
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to this chocolate cupcake recipe and you’ll have Mexican hot chocolate, in cupcake form!!

Cinco de Mayo food - Mexican hot chocolate brownies
Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies
These slightly spicy Mexican brownies are topped with fluffy frosting and one of our favorite Mexican party recipes.

Mexican Burrito Bar

One of my favorite parties to host is all Chipotle copycat recipes. I set up my kitchen island with crockpots and garnishes.
Mexican Party Food - Chipotle Copycat Beef Barbacoa
Chipotle Copycat Beef Barbacoa
The Mexican shredded barbecue of my dreams. With this amazing copycat crockpot recipe, it can be a reality for you, too!

easy mexican recipes - chipotle copycat pork carnitas
Chipotle Copycat Pork Carnitas
A luscious slow-cooked pork that is so soft and juicy, it melts in your mouth. It's so easy, it just about cooks itself.

Cinco de Mayo food - chipotle steak copycat
Chipotle Steak Copycat
This delicious tender beef can be made at home for a fraction of the cost of eating out, and you’ll have plenty of leftovers too! Make this easy Mexican recipe at your party or for a simple weeknight meal.

Mexican Party Food - Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice
Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice
The Chipotle rice recipe with cilantro and lime is a favorite of ours from Chipotle Mexican Grill and you are going to love our copycat version!

easy mexican recipes - chipotle pinto beans
Chipotle Pinto Beans
My copycat Chipotle Pinto Beans redefines fast food! Step up your burrito game and learn how to cook pinto beans on the stove in 20 minutes.

Cinco de Mayo food - corn salsa
Chipotle Copycat Corn Salsa
A fresh blend of spicy peppers, sweet white kernels, red onion, cilantro, and citrus juice is all you need to make this roasted chili corn salsa!

Mexican Party Food - Chipotle Guacamole Recipe
Chipotle Guacamole Recipe
Fresh herbs along with bits of jalapeño and red onion speckle the creamy chunks of avocado in this Chipotle guac recipe. Citrus juice and salt finish it off for a simple and fresh dish you won’t be able to resist.

easy mexican recipes - pico de gallo
Pico de Gallo
Fresh salsa is the perfect Cinco de Mayo food. Be sure to make plenty.

Time to start the mariachi band and kick off your Mexican fiesta!!


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Originally published October 2012, updated and republished April 2022

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  1. Wow! This post must of taken some time to put together, but my pinterest recipe board thanks you :)

    Your site design look great too.

  2. Keep it up with all of these Tex Mex dishes and we'll have to call you The Slow Roasted Italian-Mexican, lol.

  3. Going to give most of these a try....yum!

  4. Hi Donna!! Awesome lineup of recipes. Making me so hungry. I don't eat Mexican food often because I just can't help myself...or should I say I do help everything!! I love the stuff!! I fill up on chips and salsa before the meal even comes and then I just keep eating!! Happy Cinco De Mayo on Monday! Thanks! Pinned it!


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