Best Mexican Recipes

Mix and match our top Mexican food recipes and cook up the ultimate fiesta menu.

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Tyler Florence's Mexican Grilled Corn

Tyler's take on grilled corn is easy and uses ingredients you probably already have. Try to stop at one ear.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Grilled Corn

Chicken Tostadas

Think of a tostada as a Mexican open-faced sandwich or a fancy version of nachos. With fried corn tortillas covered in refried beans, chicken, radishes and your normal taco fixins, you can't lose.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Tostadas

Aaron Sanchez’s Beef Tacos

Simple and classic, Aaron grills up jalapeno-spiced flank steak for a quick tacos de carne asada. For extra freshness and flavor, top these tacos with onion, cilantro and salsa.

Get the Recipe: Beef Tacos: Tacos de Carne Asada

Bobby Flay's Spicy Guacamole

Bobby knows how to bring the heat, but your guests will still love this easy guac with a jalapeno kick.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Guacamole

Fastest-Ever Enchiladas

Ingrid’s short-cut enchiladas are made with rotisserie chicken and a salsa of dolled up caned diced tomatoes.

Get the Recipe: Fastest-Ever Enchiladas

Classic Margaritas

Simple, straightforward and definitely a classic, this margarita recipe is a solid crowd pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Margarita

Classic Queso Fundido

Decadent, cheesey, goey goodness that your friends are going to swallow up.

Get the Recipe: Queso Fundido

Tyler’s Ultimate Fajitas

For this fresh version of a Mexican restaurant favorite, flank steak is marinated in a mixture of citrus and spice, and then grilled up along with peppers and onions. Serve with warm tortillas and Tyler’s homemade guacamole.

Get the Recipe: Fajitas

Quick and Easy Salsa Fresca

Try this versatile salsa fresca on grilled fish, sprinkled over kabobs, tucked inside sizzling fajita tacos, or as a fantastic filling inside avocado halves.

Get the Recipe: Basic Salsa Fresca

Spicy Margarita

!Hace calor! This margarita recipe is where 'sweet' and 'heat' meet in lip-lickin' harmony.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Margarita

Mexican Crullers: Churros

These traditional cinnamon-sugar dusted, fried treats are great dipped in hot chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Crullers (Churros)

Rachael Ray’s Braised Pork Tacos

Slow and gentle cooking transforms pork shoulder into succulent, pull-apart shards of meat. Coupled with smoky chipotle sauce and pickled onions, you’ll have the perfect taco for your fiesta.

Get the Recipe: Braised Pork Tacos

Mark Bittman's Scallop and Plum Ceviche

Light, layered and delightful, Bittman has a ceviche with fresh plums that you won't forget.

Get the Recipe: Scallop Plum Ceviche

Chocolate Chicken Mole

Ingrid makes cooking Mexican mole sauce easy, blending together chipotle peppers, raisins, tomatoes, peanut butter, chili powder, cinnamon and, of course, unsweetened chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chicken Mole

Jalapeño Mango Salsa

The perfect mix of spicy and sweet, this fruit salsa recipe is a snap, and has a secret tequila kick to boot.

Get the Recipe: Jalapeno-Mango Salsa

The Ultimate Margarita

Yes, it's true — skip the skepticism and shake up Tyler's margarita to see why it's truly the ultimate take on this on-the-rocks fave.

Get the Recipe: Ultimate Margarita

Two Fat Ladies' Chiles Rellenos

We love the Two Fat Ladies and their chiles rellenos. It's probably the cherry tomato salsa that seals the deal.

Get the Recipe: Chiles Rellenos with Cherry Tomato Salsa

Sabrina’s Tacos from Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman’s flavor-packed vegetarian taco take mixes roasted poblano chiles with cubed potatoes, fresh corn and a good amount of crema (or sour cream). Cook up some spicy Mexican chorizo if you prefer your tacos con carne.

Get the Recipe: Sabrina's Tacos

Tyler Florence's Classic Guacamole

Chunky and amazing, Tyler finds the perfect balance between flavors, and works in some sweet Serrano heat.

Get the Recipe: Guacamole

Cheesecake Flan

Mix cream cheese into this classic Mexican dessert for an irresistible, decadent take.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Flan

Pomegranate Margarita

We have no proof whatsoever, but this margarita just sounds good for you. In any event, it's fresh and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Pomegranate Margarita

Five-Layer Mexican Dip

Is there another party dip that friends plow through faster? It's quick to make, and has all of the flavor.

Get the Recipe: Five Layer Mexican Dip

Turkey Tacos

Matt Armendariz found the perfect use for leftover turkey or chicken – a taco that packs a spicy punch.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Tacos

Rachael Ray’s Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole

Rachael transforms enchiladas into a homey, make-ahead casserole cooked in a green poblano-tomatillo sauce.

Get the Recipe: Roast Chicken Enchilada Suizas Stacked Casserole

Pico de Gallo Fresh Tomato Salsa

Also known as Salsa Mexicana, this recipe is going to become your go-to condiment. Fresh, fast and unforgettable.

Get the Recipe: Pico de Gallo Fresh Tomato Salsa

French Margarita

Sexy Chambord and Grand Marnier take this seductive margarita to an entirely new country. Viva la tequila!

Get the Recipe: French Margarita

Crispy Bacon and Hash Brown Quesadillas with Fried Quail Eggs

It sounds like Bobby Flay is getting all fancy on us, but this is like Brunch Heaven. Savory, rich and really, really good.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Bacon and Hash Brown Quesadillas with Fried Quail Eggs

Kelsey’s Cumin-Seared Scallop Tacos

The secret to Kelsey’s essential tacos is perfectly seared scallops (use a cast iron skillet) and lots of fresh, bright condiments, like Tomatillo Guacamole, Mango Salsa and Cilantro-Lime Rice.

Get the Recipe: Cumin-Seared Scallop Tacos

Burnt Chipotle Chile Salsa

Super authentic, this unforgettable sweet and tangy salsa recipe is from the highlands of Veracruz. You'll taste why this complex, browned salsa is also known as Salsa Negra.

Get the Recipe: Burnt Chipotle Salsa

Top-Of-The-Line Margarita

Mexican food expert Rick Bayless doesn't play around when it comes to his 'rita. He chooses top-shelf vodka and orange liqueur to make his truly el mejor.

Get the Recipe: Top-of-the-line Margarita

Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

Give cute chocolate cupcakes a Mexican twist, with a cinnamon and chili powder spiked chocolate frosting.

Get the Recipe: Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

Exploding Chicken Taquitos

Hungry Girl makes Mexican memorable with a high-velocity chicken taquito that packs all the flavor with almost none the calories.

Get the Recipe: Exploding Chicken Taquitos

Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Corn Tortillas, Grilled Tomatillo Salsa, and Cilantro

Fire up the grill for Michael Symon’s homey skirt steak tacos, and make your own homemade tortillas to add that extra special touch.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Skirt Steak with Homemade Corn Tortillas, Grilled Tomatillo Salsa, and Cilantro

Grilled Corn Salsa

Michael Chiarello knows grilling, and his fresh grilled-corn salsa recipe is perfect for any outdoor gathering.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn Salsa

Emeril Lagasse's Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

There are few things as refreshing—or pretty—as Emeril's sweet-tart margarita cocktail.

Fresh Seafood Guacamole

Jumbo lump crabmeat, juicy shrimp or lobster...this is one of the most decadent guacamole recipes we have seen in a long time.

Get the Recipe: Seafood Guacamole

Jumbo Lump Crab Taco, Pickled Chiles and Avocado

Michael Symon’s dressed up crab tacos will add some Iron Chef style to your next fiesta.

Get the Recipe: Jumbo Lump Crab Taco, Pickled Chiles and Avocado

Rachael Ray's Nacho Topped Chili Pot

Rach: You had us at beer, corn chips and cheese. Sigh. This is going to be the hottest guest at your party.

Get the Recipe: Nacho Topped Chili Pot

Rachael's Red Pork Posole

Queso fresco and pickled onions serve as perfect partners for this ridiculously tender, braised pork.

Get the Recipe: Red Pork Posole with Pickled Onions and Queso Fresco

Roasted Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa

The roasted garlic and chipotle in this salsa elevate it to a complex, haunting sweetness that plays beautifull with the tangy tomatillos.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chipotle and Roasted Garlic

Whole Citrus Margarita

Michael Chiarello's citrus margarita is tart, tasty and easy to make all year long. Try them at your next party.

Get the Recipe: Whole Citrus Margaritas

Hungry Girl’s Shrimp Cocktail Tacos

Taco night will be a breeze with Lisa Lillien’s guilt-free version, using pre-cooked shrimp and prepared bean and corn salsa.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Cocktail Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole

For a Mexican-inspired take on inexpensive chicken thighs, cook the chicken in a smoky chipotle sauce, and then served with tortillas and guacamole.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Thighs with Chunky Guacamole

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Painfully simple salsa that's so good and so good for you. Use this tomato salsa as a base, and then make it your own!

Get the Recipe: Tomato Salsa

Three Cheese Quesadilla

This quesadilla recipe is a cheese lover's dream. Jack cheese, cheddar and provolone comprise the decadent blend.

Get the Recipe: Three Cheese Quesadillas

Rachael's Mexican Beef Stew

Rachael Ray's stew recipe has so many secret ingredients—beer, cocoa, bacon, honey—your guests will never leave.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Beef Stew

Hungry Girl's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

Craving sweet margaritas while counting calories? Why not shake one up? Thanks, Hungry Girl.

Get the Recipe: HG's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita