12 Mexican Recipes Better Than What You'll Eat in a Restaurant

Throw your own fiesta (at home, of course) with these tasty meal ideas.
  1. Black Bean & Corn Quesaditas

    Photo by The New Southwest: Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist

    Trust us, this authentic quesaditas dish only looks fancy.

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  2. Tilapia Fish Tacos

    Whip up some homemade tomatillo salsa verde for the perfect topping to these fresh tacos.

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  3. Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chili Sauce

    Photo by Quick and Easy Mexican

    This quick and easy meal comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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  4. Mussels with Red Pepper and Chorizo

    Photo by My Recipes

    Spicy chorizo and crunchy red pepper make this seafood dinner extra-flavorful.

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  5. Spicy Corn on the Cob

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    Kick up this summer staple by adding a squeeze of lime, a sprinkle of cumin and a (heavy) dose of cotija cheese.

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  6. Overstuffed Chicken Sandwiches

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    Hungry? This overstuffed sandwich is enough to last you until breakfast.

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  7. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

    Photo by Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

    Impress dinner guests with this tangy shrimp cocktail recipe. (Bonus: It's super-easy to pull-off if you're short on time.)

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  8. Ham and Avocado Torta

    Photo by Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor
    There's a good chance you already have all of these ingredients in your fridge; so technically, you have no excuse not to make it.

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  9. Corn, Mushroom & Roasted Poblano Tacos

    Photo by How Sweet It Is

    Chipotle mayo makes these vegetarian tacos a standout (we dare you to just eat one!).

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  10. Brunch Quesadillas

    Forget eggs and French toast – these cheesy quesadillas are perfect for Sunday brunch. With a side of guac, of course.

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  11. Sunday Salsa

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    Surprisingly, this salsa is good enough to make you completely forget about the bottled stuff. Now, go on...put down the Pace and pick up your food processor.

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  12. Buttermilk Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

    Photo by My Recipes

    Topped with powdered sugar, this decadent dessert is a sweet ending to any meal. (Heck, even breakfast.)

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