Most Popular Mexican Recipes

Need dinner inspiration? Try cooking a few recipes that proved to be stand-outs. 

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    Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice)

    Mexican Rice (Spanish Rice)

     The Spruce

    The number one recipe was the crowd-pleasing rice dish that is known for its orange hue and distinctive Mexican flavors. To this date, it has 25 reviews and rates a little less than 5 out of 5 stars. It makes a great side dish to almost anything, so add it to your menu soon.

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    Chile Rellenos

    chile relleno
    Chile Relleno.

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    These green chiles are stuffed with cheese, dipped in an egg-batter and fried until golden brown.  

  • 03 of 10

    Flan

    Caramel Flan

    The Spruce

    This beautiful dessert is a very popular dish in Mexico. Originating from Spain, it's creamy custard and caramel sauce will have you asking for seconds. It also ranks nearly 5 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews.

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    Tres Leches Cake

    tres leches

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    This milky, custard-like cake is dense and soaked in a milk syrup to give it a creamy consistency. See how to make it step-by-step.

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    Enchiladas

    Enchiladas

     The Spruce

    This recipe provides a quick and easy Mexican dish in under 30 minutes. You can add in chicken, beef or pork if you like a meatier enchilada.

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    Flour Tortillas

    Tortilla

    The Spruce / Chelsie Kenyon 

    These flour tortillas are a staple in our house and they are great to serve with a meal or add toppings to. They are easy to make and the kids love them.

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    Shrimp Ceviche

    Shrimp Ceviche

    The Spruce / Chelsie Kenyon

    A festive and tangy seafood appetizer that everyone will "ooh" and "ahh" over. Enjoy it with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.

  • 08 of 10

    Chile Verde

    Chile Verde

    The Spruce / Chelsie Kenyon  

    This stew made with green chiles and chicken or pork is a delicious and hearty meal that will keep you satisfied. It has gotten nearly 5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews. 

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  • 09 of 10

    Carnitas

    Carnitas

    The Spruce / Chelsie Kenyon

    Succulent pork, cooked in its own fat until crispy on the edges. Carnitas make a perfect filling for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more. 

  • 10 of 10

    Salsa Mexicana

    Fresh Salsa Mexicana

    The Spruce / Chelsie Kenyon 

    A perfect salsa for beginners, also known as "pico de gallo" in some areas. Made with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions and lime juice it is the perfect condiment for any Mexican meal.