Cinco De Mayo, or the 5th of May, is a holiday celebrated by millions of people throughout the United States and Mexico.  The holiday marks the anniversary of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, in which a Mexican army conquered the invading French forces of Napoleon III.

Not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day – September 16 – Cinco De Mayo is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. It is usually accompanied by an array of delicious Mexican cuisine, including fresh margaritas!

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to ensure your holiday festivities are filled with fun and FOOD. We’ve noted some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo foods below. (Your tastebuds will thank us later.)

Alton Brown’s All-American Beef Tacos

Tacos are a favorite Mexican food, and an essential part of a good Cinco de Mayo party! Alton Brown’s All-American Beef Tacos are so good that your guests will want to taco ‘bout it the next day. Yeah, we went there.

Ina Garten’s Guacamole

If you’re preparing food for a large crowd this Cinco de Mayo, chips and guac are a tasty combo and the perfect appetizer to get the party started. Stir in a few extra ingredients and you have an award-winning Cinco de Mayo food. Holy Guacamole!

Ree Drummond’s Beef and Bean Burritos

Winner, winner, beef ‘n bean dinner! Whether you’re a vegetarian (simply prepare it sans beef) or a die-hard meat lover, this recipe is beloved by all. Just top it off with a little sauce and you’re set to chow down.

Mouth-Water Enchiladas

If you love enchiladas, we’ve got you covered! A popular Mexican dish, enchiladas can be crafted to your liking. We prefer to call them veggie and meat-filled pockets of heaven!

White Queso Dip

Creamy, cheesy goodness melted into one delicious dip! With the perfect mix of spice and salt, this dish pairs well with chips and guacamole. No double dipping! Okay, maybe we will let you off the hook just this once.

Zesty Salsa

Salsa is a go-to Mexican dish, perfect for spicing up any party! Just serve with a plate of tortilla chips and you’re ready to enjoy!

Chicken Quesadillas

We can’t get enough of these mouth-watering quesadillas! Separately, chicken and cheese are amazing. Together, they are in an all-star class of their own!

Seven Layer Dip

A blend of seven (and sometimes more) ingredients, this popular Cinco de Mayo dish is perfect to share with friends. Whip together some guac, salsa, sour cream, and just about anything else… and you’re sure to discover what perfection tastes like!

Taco Salad

If the word “salad” is in the name, then it has to be healthy, right? It’s just like a taco, just without the pesky casing of tortilla. Mix it up and serve it family style!

Tres Leches Cake 

Tres Leches cake is an authentic Mexican delicacy, soaked with evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. It is then coated in a creamy topping and sprinkled with cinnamon. Is your mouth watering yet?

We hope you enjoy these ten delicious recipes. Your party is sure to be a hit, even if it’s just you and a couple of close friends! What’s your favorite Cinco de Mayo food?