Have a fiesta with these 25 fabulous Mexican appetizer recipes! From queso to taquitos to bean dip and salsas, there are plenty of snacks to keep your party guests happy.
Whether you’re looking to host a Cinco de Mayo celebration or entertain on game day, there’s a wide variety of Mexican snacks to choose from!
From savory dips to finger foods you cannot go wrong with these Mexican appetizer recipes. The possibilities are endless. Whether you’re looking for a cheesy delight or a light and refreshing salsa, they’re all here! I like to host a Mexican themed party each year for Cinco de Mayo where I serve a buffet of different Mexican style party snacks. It’s such a fun way to celebrate the holiday and really, who doesn’t love Mexican food? Sometimes I even do an assortment of Mexican appetizers and we call it dinner!
My kids call nights like this buffet nights since there is a little of everything. We try to do these weekly if possible. These recipes are all appetizers, however, I also make carne asada tacos, Mexican fruit salad, and even Mexican pizza. You’ll have to check those out and add them to your buffet night menu as well.
I have this fabulous list of Mexican appetizer recipes for you to enjoy. Make your grocery list, print the recipes you choose to make and head to the store. Mexican night sounds like a great choice for dinner tonight!
25 Fabulous Mexican Appetizer Recipes
7 Layer Dip
This Mexican 7 layer dip is a combination of beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and toppings, all layered together and served with tortilla chips. The ultimate make-ahead party snack!
This bean dip is a creamy blend of refried beans, seasonings, cream cheese and sour cream, all topped with cheese and baked to melted and gooey perfection. A super easy appetizer that's perfect for any gathering!
This black bean and corn salsa is a blend of fresh tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, corn kernels and beans, all mixed together to make a zesty and flavorful dip. Serve your salsa with a side of tortilla chips, or use it as a topping for meat or seafood.
These chicken taquitos are stuffed with seasoned shredded chicken and cheese, then baked or fried to crispy perfection. Serve these taquitos with your favorite dipping sauces for a fun party snack or meal!
This chipotle salsa is a blend of fire roasted tomatoes, onion, chipotle peppers, cilantro and lime juice, all mixed together to make a smoky and spicy salsa. A quick and easy appetizer option that takes just minutes to prepare and always gets rave reviews!
This corn salsa is fresh corn kernels combined with lime juice, cilantro, red onion and two types of peppers to make a light and refreshing dip. Serve your salsa with chips or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish, then watch the rave reviews come in!
This sweet and savory mango salsa is a blend of juicy mango, peppers, onions and cilantro, all tossed together and seasoned with lime juice. Mango salsa is perfect when served as a dip for chips, or a topping for tacos or grilled chicken.
This recipe for Mexican shrimp cocktail (coctel de camarones) is fresh shrimp tossed in a homemade sauce with red onion, avocado, cilantro and jalapeno. It’s a light and refreshing appetizer that’s perfect for any party!
This sweet and savory pineapple salsa is a bright and fresh combination of ripe pineapple, peppers, onions and cilantro, all tossed together and seasoned with lime juice. Pineapple salsa is perfect served as a dip for chips, or a topping for tacos or grilled meats.
This Rotel dip is a blend of cheese, zesty tomatoes, chiles and ground beef, all melted to gooey perfection. This easy dip has just a handful of ingredients and can be made on the stove top or in the slow cooker.
This homemade salsa verde is a combination of roasted chilies, tomatillos, garlic, cilantro and lime juice, all blended together to make a light and refreshing dip. An easy appetizer option that tastes SO much better than the store bought version!
This salsa fresca is a blend of diced ripe tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice, all mixed together to make a light and refreshing dip or condiment. A quick and easy recipe that tastes so much better than store bought salsa, and always gets rave reviews.
These wonton taco cups are the perfect appetizer or fun twist on taco night! Layers of seasoned beef and cheese are baked in layers of wontons in a cupcake pan, then finished off with your favorite taco toppings.
These taco sliders are sandwiches stuffed with taco meat and cheese, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to perfection. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a party snack that will earn rave reviews.