Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It’s not a big holiday in Mexico, but in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican culture. And here you’ll find recipes and party essentials to help you create a fun and flavorful fiesta.
Cinco de Mayo Food, Drinks, Recipes & More
Cinco de Mayo, which translates to “May 5th,” is an annual celebration of Mexican food, culture and music—but where did the holiday originate and why do we still celebrate it today
On this page, you’ll learn about the day’s history, as well as find food and drink inspiration with our curated collection of Cinco de Mayo recipes. Then, get ready to prepare for your own
fiesta with our wide selection of authentic Mexican ingredients and party must-haves. Shop in-store, drive-by for pickup or have your ingredients and Mexican-themed party supplies
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What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is the day the Mexican army took victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Though some still honor Mexico’s victory on May 5th, the holiday has evolved into an international commemoration of Mexican culture, heritage and cuisine.
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Get the party started with must-have appetizers. Whether making them from scratch using fresh ingredients or grabbing ready-to-serve options from the shelf, popular choices such as chips and guacamole, salsa and queso will have guests coming back again and again.
You can also take your Cinco de Mayo party to the next level by whipping up authentic Mexican street corn, also known as elote! Shop the items you need to grill up your favorite elote recipe or grab a ready-to-build Mexican-Style Street Corn Kit, which has everything you need to create this warm-weather favorite at home.
Mexican Taco Inspiration
Whether you need Mexican dinner ideas for the family or you’re looking for Mexican party food to serve at the fiesta, the choice is easy: street tacos! Create authentic tacos using fresh meat or seafood, grilled corn tortillas, fresh lemon, cilantro, onion and a good salsa – like this simple yet delicious Fresh Mango Salsa.
Keep scrolling for more authentic Mexican recipes to serve at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Find step-by-step directions and shop ingredients to make popular Mexican dishes like Chicken Fajita Braid, Ancho Chile Chicken and Loaded Slow Cooker Queso.
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While you’re here, pick up napkins, heavyweight plastic cutlery, disposable cups and everything else you’ll need for your celebration.
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