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20 Most Popular Mexican Recipes

A vibrant collage showcasing a variety of Mexican recipes, each dish beautifully presented to highlight the rich colors and textures of the cuisine.


The BEST Carne Asada Tacos you’ll ever eat. Classic thinly sliced skirt steak marinated in an easy 7-ingredient marinade and cooked in a hot skillet. These Carne Asada Tacos are served in a warm corn tortilla and topped with traditional ingredients like cilantro, diced onions, freshly squeezed lime juice, and spicy hot sauce.

Carne Asada Tacos - Tacos filled with seared beef, cilantro, and onions. Served on a wooden cutting board with a bowl of white onions, lime slices, and chopped carne asada in the background.


The BEST Garlic Guajillo Steak Recipe you’ll ever make and eat. Thinly sliced sirloin tip steak tossed with guajillo powder and seasoning then cooked in a hot skillet and tossed in a mixture of melted butter, cilantro, lemon juice, and garlic. These Garlic Guajillo Steak Tacos are quick and easy to make and will rival Chipotle’s Garlic Guajillo Steak recipe. A quick no marinade recipe that uses a quick to make dry rub recipe.

Savory guajillo steak tacos, featuring steak wrapped in a corn tortilla, garnished with white onion and cilantro, arranged on a wooden cutting board with fresh lime wedges.


The most incredible Mexican Queso Dip. An authentic homemade version that uses real Mexican white melting cheese with other tradition flavors. Top onto your favorite Mexican dishes or serve as an appetizer.

Outrageous Mexican Queso Dip made with real Mexican white melting cheese and other traditional flavors.


Classic juicy, tender Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. This steak and Argentinean green sauce recipe can be made on the grill or in a skillet in just 12 minutes. For a delicious and impressive dinner meal, serve this cut of beef with your favorite green salad, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables.

Flank steak cut into long pieces showed on a plate with a heaping spoonful of chimichurri sauce on top of the beef meat.


Delight in our easy beef Barbacoa recipe – slow-cooked beef, tender and flavorful, steeped in traditional Mexican spices. A taco lover’s dream!

"A succulent beef barbacoa prepared in a slow cooker, showcasing tender, pull-apart meat that has been thoroughly marinated and slow-cooked to perfection. The beef is richly flavored with a blend of spices, chilies, and a hint of citrus, creating a deep, complex flavor profile.

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A vibrant collage showcasing a variety of Mexican recipes, each dish beautifully presented to highlight the rich colors and textures of the cuisine.

Slow Cooker Birria Tacos

Authentic and flavorful Birria Tacos: Slow-cooked shredded beef, melted cheese, and zesty toppings. Perfect for Sunday feasts. Try our easy crockpot recipe!

Four delicious birria tacos served on a plate, garnished with fresh cilantro and a side of consommé in a small bowl.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe you’ll ever try! A classic Mexican soup with an exceptional corn taste in a mild taco flavored broth with all the classic taco fixings and fried corn tortilla chips. Better than any authentic Mexican restaurant, my Tortilla Soup will steal the show on Taco Tuesdays! Featuring a secret ingredient that makes this the most outrageously delicious Mexican soup recipe ever!

Chicken Tortilla Soup - A white soup bowl on a white plate on a white and royal blue striped napkin. Served on wooden board with a small spoon and lime slice near napkin. Soup bowl filled with a yellow red broth and topped with shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro leaves, diced tomatoes, a lime slice in corner, pinto beans, corn, green onions, and white onions sprinkled around dish. Top of dish features a wooden spoon submerged in the broth with a few tortilla chips in the soup. A dollop of sour cream with 3 cilantro leaves next to it. Text in blue border at top of images reads, Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Churros Cupcakes

Dreamy Churro Cupcakes with a cinnamon vanilla cupcake and Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Topped with a sugary Mexican churro on top. If you like Mexican desserts and treats, be sure to try these luscious cupcakes next. To date, these churro cupcakes are my favorite dessert yet!

"A delightful array of churros cupcakes, each perfectly baked to golden perfection and artistically presented. The cupcakes are inspired by the classic churro, featuring a light and fluffy texture with a sugary cinnamon coating, mimicking the beloved street food's crispy exterior.

Outrageous Guacamole

Outrageous Guacamole is a bold and flavorful twist on the classic Mexican dip that is sure to impress your guests. This recipe features ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, diced tomatoes, red onions, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro, which are combined to create a chunky and satisfying guacamole.

Real Guacamole Dip served in a bowl with tomato, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad. Fresh corn kernels charred over fire and slathered in a cilantro lime cream sauce with feta cheese, onions and seasoning.  Serve as a side to any summer dish.

A vibrant and colorful representation of Mexican street corn salad, beautifully arranged in a rustic bowl. This appetizing dish combines charred corn kernels freshly cut off the cob with bright green cilantro, sharp red onion, and creamy cotija cheese, all tossed together in a zesty chili-lime dressing.

Classic Margarita Recipe

A Classic Margarita Recipe made from scratch with old school lime flavor. An easy alcohol drink with real lime juice, top shelf tequila, flavored triple sec, and plenty of ice to go around. Serve simple margaritas with a salt or sugar rim and over ice for delicious real flavor.

Same photo as first, but further away point of view. Mason jars filled with blended tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and ice. Topped with lime slices on the rim, top of glass and a lime in the glass cup. Rim is dusted with salt. Served on a blue platter with a margarita behind and lime slices. Set on a wooden board with a margarita in the background. Text boarder with a blue background. Text says How to make from scratch classic margaritas.

Sweet Churro Chex Mix Party Snack

Irresistible Churro Chex Mix with a buttery sweet cinnamon sugar caramel coating. This Mexican inspired dessert party snack mix is baked in the oven for 8 minutes until it’s candied then it gets covered in more cinnamon sugar, caramel candy and churro cereal. A deliciously sweet Churro Chex Mix Party Snack made for a crowd.

A delightful and crunchy Mexican Churro Chex Mix, artistically displayed in a festive serving bowl. This snack mix captures the essence of churros with a sweet cinnamon and sugar coating covering each piece of Chex cereal, mixed with other elements such as pretzels, popcorn, or nuts to add variety in texture

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Chorizo Pasta

Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Chorizo Pasta. Easy oven-roasted and spiced chicken with fire roasted red peppers, charred corn and spicy chorizo sausage added to a rich and flavorful marinara sauce with penne pasta.  A homemade blend of spices added to this pasta gives it a robust flavor everyone will love.

An appetizing image of Roasted Red Pepper Chicken and Chorizo Pasta, beautifully served on a plate. This dish features perfectly cooked pasta intertwined with succulent slices of roasted chicken and spicy chorizo, all enveloped in a creamy roasted red pepper sauce.

Strawberry Pina Colada Lava Flow

Pina Coladas are my all-time favorite drink. I love the tropical flavors of coconut and pineapple. Combine that with a classic strawberry daiquiri, and you’ll feel like you’re sitting at a 5-star resort in Mexico or the Caribbean. If you’re a fan of real Pina Coladas and frozen daiquiris, you’ll love this fun, fruity and frozen Miami Vice cocktail recipe. If you love to entertain as I do, you’ll want to be sure to have this super easy expat cocktail recipe.

A visually stunning Strawberry Piña Colada Lava Flow, served in a tall glass that showcases the layers of vibrant red strawberry puree flowing into the creamy, white coconut milk mixture.

Layered Mexican Bean Dip

Authentic 7 Layer Mexican Dip served with corn tortillas.  This dip starts with spiced beans, fresh guacamole and sour cream and is topped with fresh vegetables.

A colorful and appetizing layered Mexican bean dip, presented in a clear dish to showcase its multiple layers. The dip starts with a base of refried beans, followed by layers of guacamole, sour cream, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, black olives, and green onions.

Cheesy Chili Con Queso Dip

Cheesy chili and tomato, jalapeno dip with browned sausage and served with chips.  Chili Con Queso Dip is the perfect game day appetizer to feed a hungry crowd.

A rich and creamy Cheesy Chili Con Queso Dip, served in a warm bowl. This indulgent dip combines melted cheese with spicy chili, creating a smooth and velvety texture that's perfect for dipping.

Pistachio Dip

Are you looking for a unique and delicious dip to serve at your next party or get-together? Look no further than this creamy and flavorful Creamy Pistachio Dip Recipe (Simple, Delicious, Party Dip). This savory avocado cream cheese dip tastes like guacamole but is much richer in flavor and creamier in texture.

Luscious creamy pistachio dip topped with chopped pistachios, encircled by crisp tortilla chips, perfect for dipping.

Churro Cake

Deliciously moist cinnamon butter cake with a rich churro taste. This Churro Cake is made with Cinnabon Cinnamon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting and is covered with cinnamon sugar churros on top!

A decadent Churro Cake, beautifully crafted to resemble an oversized churro. This cake features layers of cinnamon-flavored sponge, filled with a creamy, sweet frosting that mimics the taste of a churro's sugary exterior.

Instant Pot Taco Bowls

Instant Pot Taco Bowls are a quick and easy meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight. The recipe features tender ground beef that is cooked in a flavorful blend of Mexican spices, then served on a bed of rice and topped with your favorite taco toppings.

A vibrant and hearty Instant Pot Taco Bowl, neatly presented in a deep bowl. This dish combines seasoned ground meat, perfectly cooked rice, and a mix of colorful vegetables such as corn, black beans, and diced tomatoes.

Snowball Cookies

A new improved version! Buttery vanilla shortbread cookies with ground pecans the whole family will love! Pecan Snowballs.

Perhaps the most iconic Christmas cookie is this Pecan Snowball recipe. Every Christmas party dessert table features dozens of these round shortbread cookies dusted in powdered sugar. They are so popular that dozens of countries around the world call them by names that include Pecan Shortbread Balls, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cookies, Swedish Heirloom Cookies, Snowdrop Cookies, and English Tea Biscuits.


A vibrant collage showcasing a variety of Mexican recipes, each dish beautifully presented to highlight the rich colors and textures of the cuisine.

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