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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 MayoTaco 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
    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


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