Tacos are as Mexican as Cinco de Mayo, well at least it seems so. So what would a great Cinco de Mayo celebration be without the best tacos this side of the border?
Here are 25 of the best tacos for Cinco de Mayo we have come across the web. Oh wait, let’s not get carried away with the tasty tacos, what is this Cinco de Mayo? Why do we even celebrate it?
Cinco de Mayo History
The term “Cinco de Mayo” is exactly translated to the “fifth of May” which is the day celebrated in the United States. Many believe this is a celebration of Mexico’s independence but it is not.
Mexico, in fact, celebrates their independence on the 16th of September. So what is Cinco de Mayo a celebration of? No, it’s not just about tacos. This celebration is in commemoration of the victory in the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican army defeated Napoleon III’s French Forces.
Now for a brief taco history!
The Mexican taco is believed to have come about in the 19th century in Mexican silver mines. It is thought that “taco de minero” was the first types of tacos and the Spanish literally translates to “miner’s tacos”.
Another type of taco which originated in Mexico were “tacos de pescado” or “fish tacos”. These fish tacos included fried or grilled fish along with cabbage or lettuce, sour cream or a citrus or mayonnaise sauce and pico de gallo which was all placed on a flour or corn tortilla.
So the long and short of taco history is; the Mexican silver miners invented it, the Southwestern Mexican Americans reinvented and Glen Bell at Taco Bell mass-marketed it and now we all love and crave tacos.
Now let’s get to those taco recipes which are perfect for your #TacoTuesday or Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Photo Credit: confessionsofafitfoodie.com
These are great tacos for Cinco de Mayo if you are on a diet, they are tasty, easy to make with the instant pot and ready fast.
Photo Credit: brooklynfarmgirl.com
Made with shredded chicken that was marinated in chipotle sauce this taco recipe will have dinner ready in just 10 minutes.
Photo Credit: ofbatteranddough.com
This easy crockpot recipe makes a meal out of chicken thighs slow cooked in green chili sauce. This will make for a great dinner and a great smelling home.
Photo Credit: 4sonrus.com
This is a great recipe which is simple and savory for the adult population. Make this a once a year treat or make it your taco Tuesday go to recipe for a tasty taco night.
Photo Credit: plowingthroughlife.com
So maybe you like the idea of tacos, and love the flavors but you want to make things a little interesting. Well try out this taco pie recipe this year.
Photo Credit: delightfuladventures.com
This is a great breakfast recipe for those mornings when breakfast has to be quick or for when you are having a lazy, go slow day.
Photo Credit: www.baking-sense.com
You will love these tacos for Cinco de Mayo as they are bursting with flavor and are great for those dinners you have to prepare ahead for.
Photo Credit: www.lifesambrosia.com
This is a great high protein, low sodium recipe that your entire family can enjoy. It is super quick to make and very flavorful.
Photo Credit: www.couponclippingcook.com
Another breakfast taco recipe including your average breakfast ingredients but giving them the taco twist. This is a great way to start your day!
Photo Credit: twohealthykitchens.com
Get your corn tortillas and layer them with shredded rotisserie chicken, spread on your smashed avocados and season with red onions and cheese and salsa of your choice. These make a great quick unplanned dinner meal.
Photo Credit: fantabulosity.com
If you are having people over for Cinco de Mayo and want to take care of all their different tastes why not opt to have a taco bar? Have all your different toppings out so your guest can choose how to make their own tacos.
Photo Credit: heartbeetkitchen.com
Vegetarians can enjoy tacos too when you make them with potatoes, white beans and a tasty garlic yogurt sauce.
Photo Credit: www.mypcoskitchen.com
Don’t mess up your diet this Cinco de Mayo, instead try this recipe that will help you to stay on track with your healthy eating plan and still enjoy Taco Tuesday.
Photo Credit: www.wenthere8this.com
Never mind trying to pronounce that word, this taco is one of the best pork tacos you will every taste and it easy to make.
Photo Credit: recipesfromapantry.com
These tacos are so tasty you won’t even miss the meat. Made with lentils these are a great choice if you are looking for high fiber, low fat, and healthier taco recipes.
Photo Credit: www.agoudalife.com
A classic ground beef taco with chipotle sauce is an all-time favorite and super easy to make – definitely an option to keep on the list.
Photo Credit: www.vnutritionandwellness.com
Here is a different take on tacos; a high protein sweet yet savory choice and a very delicious meal idea.
Photo Credit: zonacooks.com
Here is another savory taco recipe complete with a tangy and creamy coleslaw – shrimp tacos never tasted this good!
Photo Credit: www.karenskitchenstories.com
Here is a great taco recipe that is spicy and succulent made with Beef short rib. You will definitely enjoy every bit of this taco recipe.
Photo Credit: flavorthemoments.com
Here is another great recipe if you are looking for different tacos for Cinco de Mayo. Made with spicy ground turkey this is a great alternative to beef tacos.
Photo Credit: www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com
Try this taco salad with a creamy taco dressing for a burst of seasoned beef, fresh veggies, Doritos and nacho cheese. How’s that for all your Mexican faves in one?
Photo Credit: www.veggiessavetheday.com
Here is a plant-based version of this traditional street food. You can make this recipe quickly in less than 30 minutes and it is so tasty you won’t even miss the meat.
Photo Credit: ameessavorydish.com
Here is a tasty high protein taco recipe for all fish lovers. Get you some good quality fish and make this tasty dish.
Photo Credit: www.fromvalskitchen.com
This five ingredient recipe is made in your instant pot. You will love the flavor packed punch you get out of this recipe.
Photo Credit: www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com
These are probably the best taco recipes you will come across if you love novelty treats. They are easy to make and super convenient too.