This easy Mexican Fiesta Menu is perfect to feed a crowd. The best Mexican-inspired dishes that are easy to make at home for dinner parties.
Now that our kids are grown, when we have the whole family over, it’s a crowd. We all love Mexican food and these are our favorite dishes for the ultimate Mexican fiesta meal.
Why You Should Host a Mexican Fiesta
- Budget Friendly Party Menu – tacos, beans and rice are great options that are filling and delicious and won’t break the bank when feeding a crowd.
- Easy and Delicious – This Mexican-inspired menu is a combination of homemade and store bought ingredients that tastes amazing and is easy to put together.
- Perfect for Feed a Crowd – This menu is delicious for any occasion, any Taco Tuesday, game day gathering or Cinco de Mayo party. We also love it as an alternative to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner.
Tips for the Best Mexican Fiesta Menu
- Delegate: It’s perfectly fine to have your guests pitch in and bring a dish, the chips and salsa, sour cream or ice and drinks.
- Prep Ingredients: The toppings can be prepped a day in advance or the morning of the party. Homemade salsa, dry beans and rice can all be made a day or two in advance.
- Make it Casual: Even if you it is a holiday occasion, serve the meal buffet style, taco bar or charcuterie boards and keep it casual. Paper plates and plastic cups make cleanup a breeze.
- Homemade and Store Bought: Make your favorite Mexican dishes and add in store bought dishes like frozen tamales, tortillas and chips.
Main Dishes for Mexican Inspired Dinner Party
- Steak Fajitas or Chicken Fajitas if you prefer them are marinated for a bold flavor. Cook them on the grill or in a cast iron skillet.
- Ground Beef Tacos and Chicken Tacos are always popular. Serve them with street taco shells, cornmeal tortillas or crispy corn taco shells.
- We like to add frozen tamales to our taco buffet and they are so easy to steam on the stove top or the grill.
Side Dishes for Mexican Dinners
- Mexican Street Corn is a must-have for any fiesta menu and our version is so easy to make in a skillet. Serve it on the side or as a taco topping.
- Black Beans, pinto beans or refried beans are hearty and delicious, pairing perfectly with tacos, enchiladas and fajitas.
- Spanish Rice is a classic to serve with your favorite Mexican entrees. Our version is so simple to make and can also be made ahead and reheated just before serving.
Toppings, Condiments and Garnishes for a Taco Board
- Pico de Gallo is our favorite fresh salsa and makes both a great appetizer to serve with chips and topping for everything. Homemade Salsa is also a great make ahead option.
- Guacamole is a creamy and delicious addition to tacos, tamales and fajitas. Our recipe comes together really quick with just a few ingredients.
- Velveeta Cheese Dip is the classic queso made with Velveeta cheese and RoTel tomatoes. Our version skips the meat and is great with chips. My kids love pouring it over tamales.
- Candied Jalapenos are a great way to add spicy flavor.
- Cheese: We like to serve our tacos and fajitas with cheddar and Monterey Jack.
- Sour Cream or Mexican crema balances out the spicy flavors.
- Green Onions and Cilantro make great garnishes adding fresh flavors that compliment everything on the menu.
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If you are entertaining for the holidays or hosting a dinner party, this Mexican Fiesta Menu is a delicious meal that is sure to please a hungry crowd.
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- 2 pounds Steak Fajitas
- 2 pounds Ground Beef Tacos
- 1/2 pound Chicken Tacos
- 2 pounds Frozen Beef Tamales
Toppings, Condiments and Garnishes
- Velveeta Cheese Dip
- Easy Guacamole
- 2 Pico De Gallo
- 1/2 cup Candied Jalapenos
- 20 Fajita size Flour Tortillas
- 20 Street Taco size Flour Tortillas
- 24 Crunchy Corn Taco Shells
- 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 2 limes, sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Tortilla Chips
- Cook steak fajitas and ground beef taco filling according to linked recipes.
- Tie tamales together in bundles with kitchen twine. Steam tamales in pan on the stove or use this Grilled Tamales Recipe.
- While the main dishes are cooking, heat the Mexican corn, black beans and cheese dip.
- Wrap flour tortillas in foil packets and heat in a 350° oven for 10 minutes. Toast corn taco shells in a single layer on a baking sheet for 5- 8 minutes until lightly toasted.
- Pico de gallo and guacamole can be made in advance, covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Arrange main dishes, side dishes toppings, and condiments as a buffet, taco bar or arrange onto cutting boards for a charcuterie style meal.
Leftovers can be stored in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Reheat mains and sides in separate skillets over medium heat, stirring until heated through.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2185Total Fat: 89gSaturated Fat: 32gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 48gCholesterol: 340mgSodium: 3123mgCarbohydrates: 214gFiber: 21gSugar: 17gProtein: 133g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.