Mexican Party Food for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

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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!!

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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 Mexican menu ideas snacks, appetizers, and desserts that are all easy to make — and packed with authentic Mexican flavors! 

If you’re looking for main dish Mexican party food ideas, 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!

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Mexican Party Food

These recipes are perfect for any Mexican fiesta — from a Cinco de Mayo party to a quinceañera, or just a casual and fun Mexican themed party with friends. 

Even better, your guests will be happy and well fed!!

You can use these for a main course, easy appetizer, or fun finger foods for your next Mexican dinner party.

These are some of the best Mexican recipes and are a great way to share fun foods with family and friends. New recipes like this are the best! 

To get the recipes, just 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.

Here you’ll find side dishes, a simple dip or two, and easy recipe options for any Mexican-themed party! And the best part?

All of these Mexican dishes can be whipped up for quite a delicious meal. Check out some of my favorite Mexican recipes below!

You’ll want to make them all the next time a craving hits.

Mexican Snacks and Appetizers

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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 Mexican party food are outrageously delicious!!

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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!!

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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 Mexican menu ideas for a Cinco de Mayo party.

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Healthy Guacamole Recipe

You can’t have a Mexican fiesta without a big bowl of guac, and this one is spectacular. Even better, it’s lower in calories and fat than traditional guacamole!

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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.

Mexican Food Party 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.

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Fully Loaded Taco Fries

Perfectly crisp french fries topped with your favorite taco toppings. This Mexican themed party food is fabulously flavorful and crave-worthy!!

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Cheesy Taco Stuffed Meatballs

This is one of our easiest Mexican party food ideas 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!

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Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers are absolutely “popping” with flavor! It’s nothing to joke about — tangy cream cheese, sharp cheddar, spicy chili powder, smoked paprika, fresh scallions, and cilantro are all packed together inside a smoked jalapeno, then wrapped in bacon.


Fiesta Chicken Dip

Another easy Mexican themed party food, Fiesta Chicken Dip is a simple layered dip featuring creamy salsa chicken that is topped with fresh corn salsa. 

Simply Scrumptious Mexican Desserts

It isn’t a real celebration until you have something sweet to eat! 

These Mexican dessert recipes are simple to make, and will make your party guests want to shake some maracas or break open a piñata! 

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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 dulce de leche or homemade hot fudge for dipping!

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Disney Churros Recipe

If you want to go all-out for your Mexican themed party, we have the “real deal” churros recipe too! 

We make the churros bite-sized, just like they do at Disney. Simply scrumptious for a snack or Mexican dessert!!

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Boozy Margarita Cupcakes

A boozy cupcake packed with the fabulous flavors of a classic margarita is the perfect way to celebrate any celebration or a regular day!

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Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

The flavors of a churro combined with the sweetness of a soft homemade donut make for the perfect Mexican party food!!

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to this chocolate cupcake recipe and you’ll have Mexican hot chocolate, in cupcake form!!


Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

These slightly spicy Mexican brownies are topped with fluffy frosting and one of our favorite Mexican party food ideas!!

Mexican Burrito Bar

One of my favorite food fiestas to host is with all of our Chipotle copycat recipes. 

I set up my kitchen island with crockpots and garnishes so my guests can serve themselves, buffet style.


Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe

The Mexican shredded barbecue of my dreams. With this amazing copycat crockpot recipe, it can be a reality for you, too!

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Chipotle Carnitas 

A luscious slow-cooked pork that is so soft and juicy, it melts in your mouth. This carnitas recipe is so easy, it just about cooks itself. It’s hands down the best potluck dish for a Mexican themed party!

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Chipotle Steak Copycat

This delicious tender beef can be made at home for a fraction of the cost, and you’ll have plenty of leftovers too! 


Chipotle Rice Recipe

Cilantro lime rice is a favorite of ours from Chipotle Mexican Grill, and you are going to love our copycat version! 

Chipotle Pinto Beans (Stovetop Recipe)

My copycat Chipotle Pinto Beans redefine fast food! Step up your burrito game and learn how to cook pinto beans on the stove in 20 minutes.

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Chipotle 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!

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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.

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Pico de Gallo

Fresh salsa is top of the list for Mexican menu ideas. Be sure to make plenty — it goes fast!

Now it’s time to start the mariachi band, and kick off your Mexican party fiesta!!

With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Originally published April 2017, updated and republished April 2024

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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. 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 myself…to 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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