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Cinco de Mayo Recipes and More

May 5th is Cinco de Mayo, which is often celebrated in America with margaritas and various Mexican dishes. The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. As you pull together your feast, consider these recipes and learn more about the holiday.

Featured Recipes

Strawberry Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

Strawberry Margaritas

Springtime is a great opportunity to have a Happy Hour drink outside with friends. Follow this easy margarita recipe for a refreshing evening. Continue
Grilled Shrimp Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Add some poblano-corn salsa to these tacos for a festive celebration of flavor especially for an outdoor gathering. Continue
Braised Mushroom Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Braised Mushroom Tacos

You can make this simple dish which can be prepared in advance to avoid being stuck in the kitchen all night long. Continue
Strawberry Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo

Strawberry Mango Salsa

Try this sweet and spicy combination with mango, strawberry, and jalapeno seeds that is great for dipping or over grilled fish. Continue

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Collections

Taco Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Taco Recipes

What is the best part of having tacos for a meal? You can choose your own fix-ins to include from meat to healthier additions! Continue
Burrito Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Burrito Recipes

Burritos are a great option for combining your favorite ingredients into one wrap for lunch or dinner. The options are endless. Continue
Salsa Recipes for CInco de Mayo

Salsa Recipes

Have a good bag of chips or pita ready to dip into these salsa recipes. Find your favorite flavor combination. Continue
Margarita Recipes

Margarita Recipes

You cannot forget the most important part of the meal – margaritas! We have scoured the internet for the best margarita recipes. Continue
Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Kid-Friendly Recipes

Our friends at PBS Parents have several recipe suggestions for creating a Cinco de Mayo feast that kids will want to eat too. Continue
Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Mexican Recipes

From the traditional to the original, explore our collection of Mexican recipes that you can enjoy throughout the year. Continue

Learn More About Cinco de Mayo

PBS Parents Crafts

Crafts for Kids

Join PBS Parents in some fun crafts your kids can make to celebrate Cinco de Mayo including pinatas and maracas. Continue

Maya and Migel Card Creator

Create Your Own Cinco de Mayo Card

PBS KIDS show Maya and Miguel has an interactive card creator for Cinco de Mayo. Choose your own background and message to send to a friend. Continue

NewsHour Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo in America

Journalist Ray Suarez of PBS NewsHour chronicles the history of Cinco de Mayo against the evolving status of Latinos in America. Continue

The Border - PBS Special

The Border

Visit the archival site of “The Border” – a PBS two-hour documentary, features compelling story-driven vignettes narrated by former journalist John Quiñones from ABC’s “20/20.” Continue