Mexican food is BY FAR my favorite type of cuisine. All of the flavors, textures and fresh ingredients make each dish the absolute perfect combination of deliciousness. And don’t even get me started on chipsand salsa…I could indulge in that tasty Mexican appetizer ALL day long.
This list of Mexican food includes all of your favorite authentic recipes like enchiladas, tacos, taquitos and fajitas. It also includes a few non-traditional recipes that put a fun spin on how you typically enjoy the classics.
So the next time you’re craving Mexican, try any of these delicious and easy recipes below. Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo or need a new dinner idea for Taco Tuesday, you’ll find it all here. Trust me, this is some of the best Mexican food you’ve ever tasted!
Mexican Side Dishes
You may not immediately think about side dishes when you think of Mexican food, but they are just as delicious as the main course! Whether it’s rice, veggies or bread, any of these sides would taste amazing alongside your favorite Mexican entrees.
Cilantro Lime Rice
This cilantro lime rice is made in one pot in less than 30 minutes! Flavorful, fluffy and perfectly tender. Tastes just like the rice from Chipotle or Cafe Rio!
This Mexican street corn is charred to perfection and topped with a delicious cilantro lime crema sauce and crumbled cotija cheese. So much flavor and takes just 20 minutes to make. The perfect side dish for any occasion!
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and these healthy Mexican recipes are a true testament to that statement. They are lighter alternatives that are definitely not lacking in flavor. You won’t even believe something this delicious can be good for you!
A delicious and easy taco salad recipe that's made in just 20 minutes! Filled with chopped greens, taco meat, rice, corn, beans, tomatoes and your favorite salad dressing.
These one pot sweet potato bowls are an easy vegetarian meal option that's ready in just 30 minutes! Loaded with diced sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, rice and seasonings, this delicious dinner packs a punch of flavor.
A mouthwatering one-pot dinner idea that is freezer-friendly and makes for easy batch cooking. This Instant Pot taco soup is fully loaded with the flavors, textures, and aromas of everyone's favorite taco, but in the form of a hearty & comforting soup!
This slow cooker green enchilada soup has everything you love about the classic green chile chicken enchiladas in the form of soup. It only takes about 10 minutes to prep and then the crockpot does all the rest!
These are the traditional Mexican recipes that you would order at your favorite Mexican restaurant. But instead of ordering out, make them at home instead! They have the same authentic flavors you know and love and are super easy whip up.
Ground Beed Tacos
Crispy and delicious tacos filled with seasoned ground beef and all your favorite toppings. These easy ground beef tacos are simple, flavorful and ready in just 20 minutes!
Crispy flour tortillas filled with shredded honey lime chicken, cilantro lime rice, pinto beans and melted cheese. Then topped with a creamy salsa verde sauce. This chicken burrito recipe is an easy authentic Mexican dish that you'll reach for again and again.
These skirt steak tacos are an explosion of bold flavors and the perfect way to enjoy tender slices of marinated steak. No more chasing the taco trucks, now you can make the ultimate Mexican street food at home!
Baked chicken chimichangas are flour tortillas stuffed with refried beans, saucy salsa, melted cheese, and seasoned cooked chicken. Then we fold them and bake them in the oven until they're golden, crispy, and deliciously messy!
Pork enchiladas are a delicious, filling, and flavorful Mexican-inspired dish! They're filled with seasoned pulled pork, beans, cheese, and a smoky enchilada sauce. Baked to perfection, this dish has been a longtime family favorite for a reason!