Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these 5 food traditions

An annual event, join us here at Dexam and celebrate this historic event.

Whether you are reaching for a large pitcher of freshly made margaritas, or donning your sombrero, celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.

A yearly celebration to mark the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire during the Battle of Puebla on the 5th May 1862, when joining in on the festivities, we recommend turning it into a scrumptious affair.

By cooking a mighty feast and attempting our 5 Cinco de Mayo food traditions, you too can have a fiesta.

Here are our 5 top food traditions for you to cook at home this Cinco de Mayo.


A traditional Mexican dish, whether you opt for a beef, pork, chicken, seafood or vegetable filling, a taco should be your first choice of dish to cook this Cinco de Mayo.

With a hard shell, fresh salad dressing and a cheesy topping, guests will love your homemade tacos and make the ideal finger food for your May 5th celebrations.

Tip- when it comes to serving your homemade tacos, be sure to serve alongside salsa, avocado and homemade guacamole.

Mole Poblano

A traditional dish from Puebla, Mole Poblano is the ideal dish to serve up to guests this Cinco de Mayo. Thought to have been first created in the kitchen of the Santa Rosa convent in Puebla, this dish has become a combination of both the old and new world. A flavour popping dish, the mole, the sauce is made from a mixture of ingredients including chocolate that perfectly counteracts with the sweet and spicy flavours of the chilli pepper.

Chiles en Nogada

Another traditional dish from the region of Puebla, this dish is ideal for those wanting a dish that they can plonk on the side and forget about until the time comes to tuck in and enjoy. Served at room temperature with a cold cream sauce, with a filling of beef, pork and biznaga along with candied cactus for that delicate, sweet flavours that it possesses.


A toasted savoury snack to keep away those hunger pangs that follow a jug of your tequila-based margarita. Whether you choose to fry or toast these masa cakes, finish with a selection of toppings. Served with a layer of green or red salsa, black beans, shredded cabbage, mole negro sauce as well as guacamole and cheese can be neatly placed on top of these delicious cakes.


No celebration is complete without some finger licking churros. A traditional Mexican dish, Churros are best enjoyed sprinkled with cinnamon and dunked into a thick chocolate sauce. Deep fried until they have turned golden and crispy in texture, Churros are the perfect way to end an exciting day celebrating the events of 1862 with family and friends.



A top selection of recipes to attempt this Cinco de Mayo, if you like the sound of these recipes, we recommend heading over to our recipe page to follow the recipes for yourself.

One essential tool for when preparing and cooking these delicious Mexican dishes and that is the versatile Pestle and Mortar.

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Keeping firmly in place, this Pestle and Mortar promise safe grinding and effortless pounding.

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