30 Authentic Mexican Food Meals – Easy Recipes

Mexican food is so delicious, but unfortunately us in America are more accustomed to Taco Bell than the authentic Mexican food that properly represents the culture. Try (and probably fail) to make these excellent authentic Mexican food today!


1. Spanish Rice

Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice (aka Mexican Rice), that is easy to make and tastes like it came straight from the restaurant, and is the best side dish to any Mexican entree.

From: Lil Luna

2. Nana’s Pozole (Mexican Soup)

A traditional soup/stew from Mexico that is often shared during the holiday season. This pozole rojo is a family recipe that will become one of your favorite meals to gather around!

From: The Foodie Affair

3. Creamy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

We are a very diverse country here in America. You can get your hands on just about every type of cultural food out there. And most Americans love Mexican and Chinese food. And we’re pretty loyal to our favorite Mexican and Chinese restaurants. One of my favorite Mexican meals (besides chimichangas) are enchiladas.

From: The Country Cook

4. Mexican Chicken and Rice

This Mexican Chicken and Rice features tender, juicy marinated chicken thighs and authentic Mexican rice cooked all in one pot!

From: Isabel Eats

5. Jalapeno Cheese Fritters

A copycat recipe from Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embasy.. YUM!!

From: What 2 Cook

6. Best Mexican Street Corn aka Elote

Best Mexican Street Corn aka Elote Recipe: Sweet corn topped with crumbly cotija cheese and sprinkled with just the right amount of spice. The best corn you’ve ever had guaranteed!

From: Baking Beauty

7. Sopapillas

Puffy, golden and hollow Sopapillas are perfect for drizzling with honey or stuffing with carne adovada or beans.

From: Goldilocks Kitchen

8. Mexican Charro Beans

Charro Beans is an authentic Mexican recipe that is mainly consumed in the northern part of Mexico and is commonly served alongside carne asada.

From: My Latina Table

9. Authentic Mexican Guacamole

Although there are plenty of variations on this traditional Mexican favorite, let me tell you – from California to Mexico this is the best guacamole recipe I’ve found.

From: Confetti and Bliss

10. Chorizo Con Papas

Chorizo Con Papas is a true Mexican classic that’s full of bold flavors and very satisfying. As a taco, a filling for gorditas, or in a sandwich, this Mexican recipe is delicious!

From: Mama Maggie’s Kitchen

11. Chilaquiles Verdes

Chilaquiles can be served for Breakfast, or Brunch if topped with sunny side up or over easy eggs. And they can be serve for Lunch or Dinner, change the eggs for shredded rotisserie chicken. A side of refried beans its always a must.

From: Yes More Please

12. Mexican Meatball Soup

This Chile Colorado recipe combines tender pieces of beef with a rich and flavorful red chile sauce. Serve with rice for an authentic Mexican dinner!

From: Isabel Eats

13. Authentic Chile Colorado

There are several ways to make a Mexican meatball soup, and this is one of the simplest recipes that I’ve found that my family absolutely loves. These Mexican Meatballs are cooked in a tomato broth flavored with cilantro. A delicious and elegant dish that’s perfect for a nice dinner.

From: Mexico in My Kitchen

14. Mexican Corn Salad

This simple and delicious 15 minute Chili Lime Mexican Corn Salad can be used either as an appetizer or side dish for any Mexican dinner or your next cookout.

From: A Dish of Daily Life

15. Beef Enchiladas


Wonderfully cheesy, saucy, and mildly spicy beef enchiladas.

From: Brown Eyed Baker

16. Classic Mexican Tacos al Pastor

This authentic Mexican dish offers succulent pork which is marinated in a sweet-spicy pineapple and chili pepper mixture. Served on corn tortillas, this certainly offers a really delicious meal.

From: Serious Eats

17. Homemade Chimichangas

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo or just love authentic Mexican food? These homemade Chimichangas recipe are the perfect Mexican appetizer recipe.

From: Flour On My Face

18. Authentic Restaurant-Style Mexican Salsa

Restaurant style salsa made the authentic Mexican way! Sure to become everyone’s favorite salsa.

From: Wholesomelicous

19. Authentic Corn Tamales

From: Must Have Mom

20. Crispy Pork Carnitas (Mexican Slow Cooked Pulled Pork)

Crispy pork carnitas (mexican slow cooked pulled pork) is a winner! The closest recipe to authentic mexican carnitas without using lard!

From: Cafe Delites

21. 3-Ingredient Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas

This 3-Ingredient Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas recipe is the best! They’re better than store bought tortillas, are healthy and are a great gluten-free option.

From: Isabel Eats

22. Chicken Tinga Tostadas

A fried corn tortilla topped with chicken cooked in a super-simple tomato, onion, garlic & chipotle sauce. Garnish with queso fresco, cilantro and scallions.

From: That Square Plate

23. Authentic Mexican Rice

The BEST Authentic Mexican Rice that is so good and so easy, it will become THE side dish to make with all of your Mexican dishes. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

From: Yellow Bliss Road

24. Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

Made with shredded chicken and hominy in a comforting red chile broth, this Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Posole is easy to make and full of authentic Mexican flavors. (gluten free)

From: Isabel Eats

25. Authentic Carne Asada

Marinated flank steak is grilled to perfection for the best Authentic Carne Asada recipe. This tender, grilled meat is full of authentic Mexican flavor.

From: The Stay At Home Chef

26. Vegan Tamale Pie

This vegan tamale pie is an easy recipe where anything goes. A mix of beans, lentils and vegetables make up the hearty base that’s topped with a sweet vegan cornbread crust. This adaptable recipe is a great way to use up any random leftover veggies hanging out in the back of your fridge!

From: Cilantro & Citronrella

27. Green Chile and Cheese Vegetarian Tamales


A Mexican classic, these Green Chile and Cheese Vegetarian Tamales are filled with roasted poblano peppers and spicy pepper jack cheese. Also gluten free!

From: Isabel Eats

28. Homemade Roasted Poblano and Cheese Tamales

Tamales take a long time to make. I won’t lie. They’re not necessarily HARD to make, just time consuming, filling and folding dozens of corn husks.

From: Love and Olive Oil

29. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

A rich and creamy Mexican inspired soup. It’s like enchiladas in a bowl!

From: Yellow Bliss Road

30. One Pot Pepper Jack Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup

ONE POT Chicken Fajita and Rice Soup is packed with your favorite fajita flavors and ingredients (and Pepper jack cheese!) and is SO easy, delicious and comforting! Make room for a new favorite way to devour fajitas!

From: Carlsbad Cravings

31. Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice

Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice (aka Mexican Rice), that is easy to make and tastes like it came straight from the restaurant, and is the best side dish to any Mexican entree.

From: Lil Luna

32. Mexican Pizza

This Easy Mexican pizza recipe is layered with crispy flour tortilla, refried beans, meat, sauce and topped with all your favorite toppings.

From: Butter Your Biscuit

33. Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Covered in an easy Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde, these baked Mexican Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas are great for dinner and make tasty leftovers that everyone will be excited to eat. It’s one of my favorite recipes and is also gluten free!

From: Isabel Eats

34. Bean and Cheese Pupusas

Salvadorean Pupusas are pillowy bean and cheese-stuffed corn tortillas.

From: Sustaining the Powers

35. Mexican Street Corn Salad

Sweet and with just a hint of spice, this street corn salad is perfect at the dinner table, parties, potlucks, and even barbecues.

From: 4 Sons R Us

36. Authentic Chiles Rellenos

This recipe and technique for authentic Chiles Rellenos has been passed down to us from ages ago. There is nothing tastier than a roasted chiles pepper (without the seeds of course) to get your taste buds jumping.

From: iSave A to Z

37. Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

My family goes crazy for these grilled chicken tacos, and I love how EASY they are to make! Marinated chicken thighs are grilled to perfection and served with warmed corn tortillas, pico de gallo, and cilantro.

From: Tastes Better from Scratch

38. Authentic Mexican Rice

The BEST, truly authentic Mexican rice! Super easy to make from home, and a necessary side dish for all of your favorite Mexican recipes.

From: Tastes Better from Scratch