Most Popular Mexican Recipes

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

  • 01 of 10

    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


    Caramel flan recipe

    The Spruce / Ana Zelic

    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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     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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    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Sheet pan chicken fajitas on the pan and in tortillas

    Jennifer Perillo

    If you thought making fajitas was difficult, think again. This sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe comes together quickly because the boneless, skinless chicken breast strips are roasted at the same time as the bell peppers, onions, and seasonings. All you need are warm tortillas for a fast, filling meal.

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    Flour Tortillas

    Homemade Flour Tortillas

     Kristina Vanni

    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

    Fudio / Getty Images

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

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  • 09 of 10


    Homemade Carnitas

    The Spruce / Christine Ma

    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

    pico de gallo

    The Spruce

    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.