Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Though not a major holiday in Mexico, the fifth of May become a big celebration of Mexican heritage in the United States, especially in areas with larger Mexican-American populations. Below, please find some of our best Mexican and Mexican-inspired recipes—from flavorful, salsa-drenched Mexican breakfasts to delicious Mexican dessert recipes that are sure to win over a crowd. Like a challenge? Try making your own masa by hand. And of course, we have tacos and margaritas, too.
22 Essential Mexican Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
Start with chilaquiles for breakfast, end with a tres leches for midnight snack.