These appetizers encapsulates the rich heritage and bold flavors of Mexico, offering an irresistible array of culinary delights. From crispy tacos to savory stuffed delights, these recipes promise a fusion of traditional authenticity and innovative twists. Elevate your dining experience and bring the fiesta to your table today with these must-try Mexican appetizers!

Quesadillas de Champiñones

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Quesadillas de Champiñones are deliciously made with a flavorful champignon mushroom mixture and loaded with lots of cheese. Serve with your favorite toppings like sour cream and salsa verde for a delicious appetizer. Get the recipe: Quesadillas de Champiñones.


Tetelas on a clay plate with cream and salsa bowls on the side.
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Crafted from either yellow or blue corn masa, these tetelas encase a flavorful filling of refried beans and cheese. Served as a delightful appetizer, they’re generously topped with cream and salsa. Get the recipe for Tetelas.

Sopes de Asada

Sopes de asada in a clay plate with salsa and lime wedges on the side.
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Tender, seasoned carne asada meets a perfectly cooked masa base, creating a heavenly combination. Topped with refried beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, and salsa, these sopes offer a burst of freshness and delightful textures. Get the recipe: Sopes de Asada.


An overhead of Sopitos on a plate with meat garnished with cabbage, tomato, radishes, and salsa.
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These small, thick tortillas are topped with beans, ground meat, cabbage, salsa, and cheese, then drizzled with a flavorful tomato and oregano sauce. Perfect for family dinners, they come in thin or thick sizes, offering a delicious and traditional treat. Get the recipe: Sopitos.

Picadillo Tostadas

A fully assembled picadillo tostada with lettuce, tomatoes, crema, and cheese toppings.
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Loaded with seasoned ground beef, veggies, and your favorite toppings, these crispy corn shells offer a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Whether enjoyed as a snack or a quick dinner, these tostadas de picadillo assure a flavorful and pleasant meal. Get the recipe: Picadillo Tostadas.

Flautas Ahogadas

Assembling flautas ahogadas en vaso (cups).
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Flautas Ahogadas, also known as Mexican Drowned Tacos, are crunchy tacos dipped in tasty salsa and topped with favorites. A popular Mexican delight from Guerrero. Try this easy recipe for a flavorful homemade treat! Get the recipe: Flautas Ahogadas.


Pescadillas tacos in a plate with lime wedges.
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Made from canned tuna, tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers, these crispy tuna tacos are a delight. Enjoy them folded in corn tortillas, fried to golden perfection, and served with zesty Mexican slaw, salsa, and a squeeze of lime. Get the recipe: Pescadillas.


Garnachas Mexicanas in an enamel plate served with cabbage salad.
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Garnachas is a popular Mexican street food that features thick fried corn tortillas adorned with shredded beef, salsa, onions, and cheese. The perfect quick bite, ensuring a satisfying treat when you’re on the go! Get the recipe: Garnachas

Tostadas De Cueritos

Tostadas de cueritos with a glass of beer on the side.
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These mouthwatering Mexican appetizer features pickled pork skins, refried beans, and veggies on a crunchy tortilla base, these tostadas offer a perfect anytime treat. Whether store-bought or homemade, savor the flavors any day of the week! Get the recipe: Tostadas de Cueritos.

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

Chicken and cheese taquitos piled on a cutting board.
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A tantalizing blend of flavored chicken and cheese encased in crispy, golden-baked corn tortillas. Easy to make with leftovers or rotisserie chicken, these delectable “little tacos” are a must for your taco night, offering a crunchy, irresistible treat! Get the recipe: Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

Tuna Dip with Jalapeño

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Elevate your party with this creamy, tangy Spicy Tuna Dip with pickled jalapeños. Made in 5 minutes, it’s a crowd-pleaser. Customize and serve with chips or veggies. Perfect for effortless entertaining! Get the recipe: Tuna Dip with Jalapeño

Tinga de Pollo Tostadas

Tinga tostadas.
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A delightful Mexican classic of shredded chicken, onions, and chipotle-tomato sauce. Versatile and flavorful, perfect for tostadas, tacos, and burritos. An effortless, budget-friendly hit for gatherings! Get the recipe: Tinga de Pollo Tostadas

Tacos Dorados

Tacos dorados with various garnished on the side.
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Crispy Tacos Dorados, a beloved Mexican delight, filled with a scrumptious blend of potato and beef are fried to perfection. Affordable and flavorful, they make for a perfect family meal any day of the week. Get the recipe: Tacos Dorados.

Authentic Mexican Desserts

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Satisfy your sweet cravings with these authentic Mexican desserts. Explore iconic treats like tres leches, churros, and flan, unveiling their rich cultural stories and delightful flavors! Go to Authentic Mexican Desserts

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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