Mexican food is known for its bold flavors and vibrant colors, and its appetizers are no exception. From classic dishes like guacamole and chips to more unique creations like queso fundido and taquitos, there’s something for everyone on this list of 35+ Mexican appetizers.
Whether you’re hosting a Cinco de Mayo party or simply looking for some delicious finger food to enjoy with friends, these recipes are sure to please. So gather your ingredients and get ready to taste the flavors of Mexico!
These recipes are all super delicious, and loved worldwide!
So, if you’re enjoying a Mexican meal at home, why not add on one of these amazing appetizers?
Here are some handy tips for making Mexican appetizers:
Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. This will ensure that your appetizers taste their best.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors. Mexican cuisine is all about bold flavors, so don’t be afraid to try something new.
This fresh, easy Pico de Gallo recipe is a classic Mexican salsa made from tomatoes, onions, lime, chiles, and cilantro. It’s a delicious snack to enjoy with chips or as a topping on tacos, eggs, and burrito bowls!
Take your snacking to the next level with this Cheesy Enchilada Dip. Beans are layered with ground beef and enchilada sauce, and topped with lots of melty cheese, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
This sweet Mango Salsa has tons of flavor and flair! The bursts of acidity and brightness from the juicy fresh mangos, jalapeno, lime juice, and red onion are delicious with tortilla chips or on fish tacos.
Slow cooked chicken, braised in cider beer, chipotle peppers, and enchilada sauce, then layered with tortilla chips, topped with two cheeses, baked in the oven until melty and perfect, and finished with avocado salsa.
Soft flour tortillas get stuffed and rolled tight with a savory, cheesy filling packed with briny jalapeños, crisp bell peppers, and crunchy scallions. These antojitos or cheesy pinwheels are the perfect addition to an appetizer spread!
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad in bamboo cups, tossed up with a lime and cilantro dressing. and served in eco-friendly, small bamboo cups. The perfect party food that is delicious, easy to eat standing up!
This 7 layer dip is very versatile and you can make substitutions depending on what ingredients you have on hand! The contrast of green, red, and white colors of guacamole and scallions, tomatoes, cream and cheese makes wonderful festive display.
Many of these Mexican appetizer recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
Did you Make Any of These Traditional Mexican Appetizers?
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Mexican food is known for its bold flavors and vibrant colors, and its appetizers are no exception. There's something for everyone on this list of 35+ Mexican appetizers. Try this fresh and vibrant Guacamole.