This year Cinco de Mayo will be celebrated a bit differently because of the COVID-19 crisis across the country. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun creating a delicious meal for your family. We’ve gathered recipes from some our favorite websites so you can have some Cinco de Mayo ideas.

While many people still think May 5th is Mexican Indepence Day or simply a day to celebrate and drink too many margaritas…the true reason people celebrate Cinco de Mayo is to commemorate the Battle of Puebla.


Cinco de Mayo (the Fifth of May) is a traditional Mexican holiday created to commemorate the unlikely 1862 victory of the Mexican army over French adversaries at the Battle of Puebla. Since the Franco-Mexican War, people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border have celebrated Mexican resiliency through hosting Cinco de Mayo parties featuring traditional and not-so-traditional Cinco de Mayo food. Our collection of Cinco de Mayo food ideas features Mexican cuisine favorites and Cinco de Mayo recipes inspired by Mexican traditions and cultures. From appetizers to desserts, the following list of Cinco de Mayo food options will help you plan your Cinco de Mayo party menu!


The Food Network

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40 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Delish

Easy Cinco de Mayo Ideas from Taste of Home

Bonappetit shows us awesome Cinco de Mayo Recipes

18 Recipes ideas for Cinco de Mayo

35 Cinco de Mayo ideas from Isabel Eats

Mexican Food Journal has some great Cinco de Mayo Ideas

15 Cinco de Mayo ideas from KRAFT

15 Best ever tacos for Cinco de Mayo


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