It’s easy to host a Mexican Dinner Party that your friends and family will rave about. Get your Mexican Printable Party Pack and grab some recipes to get the party rolling!

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HOW DO YOU HOST A MEXICAN NIGHT?

I have everything you need to host a Mexican dinner night easily. There are printable party decorations and games. Then I have some of the best food bloggers authentic Mexican recipes rounded up for you

WHAT DO YOU SERVE AT A MEXICAN PARTY?

Below you will find all kinds of great authentic Mexican party food that you can easily make at home. Start with some simple appetizers and drinks to welcome your guest and get them in the party mood. Then serve up some Mexican soup or salad. Follow with your main course with a few of the following ideas. Then top it all off with a Mexican-themed dessert and, hey, another round of drinks too.

  • TACOS
  • CHALUPAS
  • NACHOS
  • EMPANADAS
  • CHILE RELLENO 
  • ENCHILADA
  • TAQUITOS
  • FAJITAS
  • BURRITOS
  • TAMALES
  • QUESADILLA
  • RICE
  • BEANS
  • SALSA & SEASONING & CHEESE SAUCE

HOW TO HOST A CINCO dE MAYO PARTY

For Americans, Cinco de Mayo represents a time to celebrate Mexican history and culture. The celebration definitely centers around authentic Mexican food and drinks. Decorations for a party typically are beautiful vibrant colors.

I have created a very colorful Mexican-themed printable party pack that will make it easy to throw a Cinco de Mayo party. Below you will also find easy-to-make, delicious Mexican dishes to serve your guest. Don’t forget about the margaritas and desserts too.

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STEPS TO HOSTING A DINNER PARTY

  1. Select a date and time
  2. Organize your time by using the count down list.
  3. Organize your guest list.
  4. Purchase your easy Mexican Printable Party Pack
  5. Mail invitations (there is a printable one in the Mexican Printable Party Pack
  6. Plan your menu by going through the recipes below. Choose an appetizer, soup, salad, main dish, and some sides. Don’t forget drinks and dessert too. (blank menu in Mexican Printable Party Pack)
mexican dinner party free printable menu blank

8. Next, start making your party grocery list (blank shopping list in Mexican Printable Party Pack).

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9. Want to make your party feel festive in a snap! I have everything you need for decorations and party games. Just purchase my Printable Mexican Party Pack for $20.00 and you will be all set.

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WHAT YOU WILL GET IN A PRINTABLE MEXICAN PARTY PACK

This printable party pack is a great value for only $19.50 You will have 31 pages of party printables to choose from and you don’t even have to leave home to make your decorations.

Mexican party supplies such as printable mustache cupcake Toppers bottle wrappers
  • BANNER
  • PRINTABLE WATER BOTTLE LABELS
  • PAPER NAPKIN RINGS
  • CUPCAKE TOPPERS
  • MUSTACHE DECORATIONS
  • BUFFET TENT LABELS
  • WALL DECORATIONS
  • BEAN GUESSING GAME
  • MARACAS WALL DECORATIONS
Printable Mexican party supplies such as cake toppers bag Toppers decorations name tags and more
  • BANNER
  • CIGAR BAND LABELS
  • CANDY BAR WRAPPER
  • 4 INCH TREAT BAG TOPPERS
  • WALL DECORATIONS
  • INVITATION

GAMES

Greet your guest with a fun ice breaker when they arrive. Fill up a jar with pinto beans, don’t forget to count them first though. Set it near your drink station. As everyone fixes themselves a drink have them try and guess how many beans are in the jar. Give prizes for the closest guess and the worst guess. You can download this printable when you purchase my Mexican Printable Party Pack also.

How many beans game with this jar of beans and a sticker on the jar that say guess how many beans and a printable sheet for names and the number of beans sign up

PURCHASE YOUR MEXICAN PARTY PACK

Easily host a Mexican Dinner Party that your friends and family will rave about. Get your Mexican Party Printable Pack and grab some recipes to get the party rolling! This printable party pack is a great value for only $19.50. You will have 31 pages of party printables to choose from, and you don’t even have to leave home to make your decorations.

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MENU FOR MEXICAN FOOD

APPETIZERS

Parmigiano Reggiano – Nacho Cups & Cheesy Blinis – Festive Canapés – Emma Eats & Explores
Parmigiano Reggiano is a delicious, hard cheese, produced in Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy. We all know it as Parmesan and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Parmigiano Reggiano to show you two fabulous seasonal canapé recipes that I’ve created with this delicious cheese. The cheese itself is r…
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Mini Baked Shrimp Tostadas Bites (w/ Chipotle Sour Cream)
These Baked Shrimp Tostadas Bites are a MINI version of the popular Mexican dish. They make the perfect appetizer to serve a crowd and can be made ahead of time!
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SOUPS

Mexican Tomato Soup
Make your own delicious fresh Mexican Tomato Soup by cooking together fresh-picked tomatoes, authentic Mexican spices, coconut cream, and then give it a little heat from some jalapenos.
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Mexican tomato soup in a bowl with jalapeno and cilantro on top.
Slow Cooker: Birria de res, or Mexican Beef Stew + VIDEO
A big bowl of Birria de Res (Mexican Beef stew) is the ultimate comfort food. Deep robust flavors that will make your tastebuds very happy. Enjoy!
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Chili Verde Recipe – The Art of Food and Wine
This Authentic Chili Verde Recipe is made with slow cooked pork in a homemade spicy tomatillo sauce, it is melt in your mouth tender.
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Black Bean Green Chile Soup
Black bean green chile soup is a tomato based soup with smoky chipotle peppers and robust flavors. Top with avocado, cilantro and queso fresco!
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SALADS

Mexican rice salad with black beans rice a variety colors of peppers and pickled jalapenos

Mexican Rice Salad is the perfect budget-friendly salad bursting with flavor and is a hearty dish made with black beans, whole grain brown rice, colorful veggies all tossed in a cilantro lime dressing.

Mexican Coleslaw Salad
A little bit of spice and a touch of sweetness makes this Mexican Coleslaw a perfect side salad for your next Mexican meal.
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Mexican Coleslaw Salad | I little bit of spice and a touch of sweetness makes this Mexican Coleslaw a perfect side salad for your next Mexican meal.
Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad turns a classic Mexican street food item into a delicious and easy to make side dish! #mexicanstreetcorn #recipe #easy #glutenfree
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Mexican Street Corn Salad
Vegetarian Taco Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
This vegetarian taco salad is filled with fresh ingredients, bright flavor, and tossed in a delicious homemade cilantro lime dressing.
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Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad – Garnish & Glaze
Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad is an amazing copycat recipe loaded with shredded pork, seasoned black beans, cilantro lime rice, and cilantro lime dressing.
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TACOS

Birria Tacos (or Quesatacos)
Birria Tacos are made with tender beef, a rich adobo sauce, cheese, and corn tortillas! Once pan-fried to cheesy crisp perfection, these quesatacos are broth dipped for a flavorful experience!
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Sheet Pan Taco Bake
Sheet Pan Taco Bake is perfect for Taco Night or Taco Tuesday. Making a giant taco on a sheet pan couldn’t be easier and more fun!
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CHALUPAS

Chalupa – Copycat Taco Bell Recipe (Video) | TheBellyRulesTheMind
These copycat Taco Bell Chalupa Supremes are incredibly easy to make and taste even more delicious than the restaurant version.
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NACHOS

nacho casserole on a plate

Nacho Casserole has layers of classic nacho ingredients layered between tortilla chips or Doritos smothered in a creamy beef and cheese sauce that creates a delicious and easy dinner.

EMPANADAS

Easy Vegetarian Empanadas (with Pie Crust)
These Vegetarian Empanadas are a delicious finger food appetizer that your guests will love! Made with pie crust dough, they are simple, easy and super flaky! Serve with a side of sour cream and dip away!
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CHILE RELLENO 

Stuffed Chile Relleno Recipe – Flavor Mosaic
This Stuffed Chile Relleno Recipe stuffs Picadillo inside roasted poblano peppers and smothers them with melted cheese to make a flavorful, zesty, and cheesy Mexican dinner.
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Baked Chile Rellenos | stuffed poblano peppers | easy | EmilyFabulous
This Easy Baked Chile Rellenos recipe has fresh poblano peppers, A LOT of cheese, and a homemade tomato salsa sauce that make this dish irresistible.
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ENCHILADA

Chicken enchiladas – Easy chicken recipes – Dinner ideas Cooking Journey
Chicken enchiladas is one of easy dinners to make straight ahead. If you wonder what to make for dinner, look no further. This is one of the best chicken recipes to serve!
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Pulled Pork Enchiladas with Poblano Cream Sauce
These Pulled Pork Enchiladas are made with melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, black beans, and an amazing spicy, creamy roasted poblano cream sauce!
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TAQUITOS

Mini Chicken Taquitos – The Flavor Bender
Mini Chicken Taquitos – Crispy mini taquitos filled with a creamy, tangy chicken and cheese filling, perfect as appetizers for any party. Make these as a snack, appetizer or even as a meal.
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Airfryer Chicken Fajita Taquitos with Homemade Salsa
These taquitos are filled with chicken seasoned with homemade fajita spice mix and cheese, then air fried till crispy and crunchy. You can serve them with my homemade salsa dip.
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FAJITAS

Chicken Fajitas (Easy & Flavorful) | Downshiftology
Chicken fajitas are an easy and flavorful weeknight meal. A classic Mexican recipe, juicy chicken is seasoned, seared and cooked to perfection, then tossed with sauteed bell peppers and onions.
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BURRITOS

ENCHILADA STYLE BURRITOS – Cook with Kushi
Enchilada Style Burritos is a delicious Mexican meal where piping hot tortillas are stuffed with cheese, sauce, beans and rice.
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Green Chile Chicken Smothered Burritos
These Green Chile Chicken Smothered Burritos are a seriously delicious way to satisfy your craving for Mexican food. Simple ingredients, easy prep, incredible result!
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TAMALES

Tamales wrapped sitting on a cutting board in a stack

How to make Mexican Pork Tamales in half the time with the Instant Pot! This authentic recipe uses a mildly spicy red chili sauce and fluffy masa to make the best, most delicious tamales that are near to perfection!

QUESADILLA

Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas | Dishes Delish
One of my go to Mexican food meals are these mushroom and spinach quesadillas. So easy and very delicious! Let’s have some mushrooms and spinach with them!
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Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas | Dishes Delish
The Best Vegetarian Quesadillas (sweet potato and black bean quesadilla)
These vegetarian quesadillas are loaded with cheese, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, bell paprika, red onion, and seasoned to perfection!
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PORK

Slow Cooker Carnitas & Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple Citrus flavors
A homemade rub, cooking long and slow in citrus and pineapple juices makes tender slow cooker carnitas that crisp perfectly for delicious carnitas tacos.
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CHICKEN & TURKEY MEXICAN STYLE

Mexican Chicken Skewers with Rice and Picante Salsa
The Mexican Chicken Kebabs with Picante Salsa are great for the barbecue!
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BEEF

The BEST Carne Asada Recipe
This authentic Carne Asada recipe starts with skirt steak soaked in a flavorful citrus and Mexican spiced marinade then grilled to perfection! #steak #carneasada #beef #tacos #grilling
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Carne guisada con papas (steak and potatoes)
Carne guisada con papas is a mexican dish made with beef and potatoes braised in a tomato and chilli sauce. Every mexican and latinoamerican household has its own version. Today I am sharing the one
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RICE

Easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice Video Recipe – BellyRulesTheMind
Instant pot Spanish Rice is an excellent side or main dish for just about any meal and it comes together with just a few ingredients and minimal effort.
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Cilantro Rice
I can’t remember what I brought, since all I could do was eat Michelle’s “green rice”. One bite just knocked my socks off! The “green” is a
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BEANS

Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans
Flavourful authentic Mexican black beans made easily at home in your Instant Pot starting with dried beans.
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Refried Beans – Instant Pot, Stove Top
Instant Pot Refried Beans! Quick and easy, homemade refried beans made from scratch in Instant Pot in no time. These refried beans are perfect accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dish. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free.
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VEGETABLE DISHES

Mexican Street Corn (Elote) – The Gay Globetrotter
Mexican street corn (elote) is the perfect barbecue side. Grilled corn on the cob is coated with mayonnaise, cojita cheese, and chili powder.
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Mexican Street Corn (Elote) - The Gay Globetrotter
Loaded Mexican-Style Carrot Fries
A lighter alternative to those crisps and dips – try my loaded Mexican-style carrot fries! A great party food, snack or lunch. Vegetarian and gluten free!
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SALSA & SEASONING & CHEESE SAUCE

VEGAN NACHO CHEESE ON TACO

Extremely cheesy vegan nacho cheese sauce is easy to make.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde
This green salsa recipe without tomatillos is an easy recipe made with fresh ingredients such as tart green tomatoes, onions, chilis, garlic, and lime. This green sauce is perfect for all Mexican food types, such as tortilla chips or tacos. You will never want to buy salsa Verda in your grocery store again.
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green tomato salsa without tomatillos in bowl with chips and peppers by it
Spicy Pico De Gallo
It’s quick and easy to learn how to make this Spicy Pico de Gallo using simple fresh ingredients. Pico De Gallo is a low-calorie condiment that adds a punch of authentic Mexican flavor to just about any Mexican meal.
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Fresh pico de gallo in a bowl with cilantro and Chili Peppers Sprinkles near it
The Best Guacamole Recipe with Charred Corn & Bacon
Learn how to make the best guacamole recipe, how to keep guacamole from turning brown, and how to pick the perfect avocado. #EasyRecipe #avocado #guacamole
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All Purpose Mexican Seasoning
Blending your own all-purpose Mexican seasoning is a great way to create an authentic flavor to all your Mexican dishes.
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Fermented Salsa
If you want a tangy salsa then try this fermented salsa verde. It's a quick and easy recipe made with fresh tomatillos, garlic, onions, seasoning, cilantro, and a kick of jalapenos.
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fermented salsa in bowl with jalapeños and tomatillos by it

CHIPS & BREAD

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
These Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are SO easy to make with just three simple ingredients! The perfect guilt-free compliment to guacamole and fresh salsa.
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Easy Beet Tortilla Recipe (Gluten Free) – Savory Spin
Let’s not Taco Tuesday or Taco Thursday…instead let’s Taco EVERYDAY with these gloriously ruby-hued, 4-ingredient, gluten-free, Easy Beet Tortillas!
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DRINKS

Be sure and have some mocktails and cocktails for your party guest.

The BEST Ever Margarita Recipe – VIDEO – pipandebby.com
These are the best margaritas EVER! My husband spent years perfecting this delicious tequila cocktail. You will never need another margarita recipe again!
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Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita
This Spicy Sparkling Citrus Margarita is a bit tart,a bit sweet, with a kick from jalapeno and a sparkle from champagne. Perfect for the big game.
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Paloma: Fresh Grapefruit + Tequila Cocktail – G-Free Foodie
This refreshing Paloma recipe is made with fresh grapefruit juice, tequila & club soda. Good times optional, but encouraged.
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Chispa Margarita
An all-natural alternative to the traditional margarita, these Chispas Margaritas are sneakily potent. A San Antonio favorite.
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Blueberry Sriracha Margarita
Blueberry Sriracha Margarita is cool, yet spicy…fruity, yet sassy…blue, yet red. Heck, it’s just lip-smacking good and downright delicious.
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Mangonada (Spiced Mango Margarita)
Mangonadas are blended frozen margaritas that’s heavy on flavor, sweetly spicy and potent. Liven up your Cinco de Mayo or fiestas with a few rounds.
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Tamarind Margarita with Añejo Tequila
Truth be told, I almost forgot about Father’s Day this year. I mean, I planned something in advance- I was going to take the baby’s daddy out to dinner at a swanky restaurant. I failed miserably gift-wise, though. My bright, sunny disposition should be more than enough; but it’s always good to give …
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Horchata
The easiest, creamy and slightly sweet homemade Authentic Mexican Horchata.
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DESSERT

Finish your Mexican Dinner Party with some sweet authentic desserts.

Instant Pot Churro Bites Using Egg Bite Mold
Instant Pot Churro Bites are little fluffy bite-size muffin style bites that are rolled in a sugar-cinnamon mixture. These homemade churro bites are made using an egg bite mold! Serve these churro bites up for
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Tres Leches Cake
The BEST authentic Tres Leches Cake. An ultra light cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture and topped with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon.
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Mango popsicles
These gorgeous mango popsicles are full of fresh tropical mango flavor. They have just three ingredients and are super simple to make.
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