36 Mexican Dinner Party Appetizers
Welcome to a delicious world of Mexican cuisine! Mexico is known for its bold and vibrant flavors that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party for Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo or simply looking for some appetizers to snack on, this list of delicious Mexican appetizers will surely please your party guests!
From crispy tortilla chips with fresh guacamole to spicy chicken taquitos and everything in between, these appetizers will bring a taste of Mexico to your dinner party. So get ready to spice things up and enjoy the fiesta!
Mexican Salsa & Dips
Whether it’s a fresh and tangy pico de gallo or a smoky and spicy salsa roja, there is no shortage of delicious salsas to explore in Mexican cuisine! Here are a few of my very favorites for your next fiesta.
Easy Mexican Salsa
The quintessential Mexican appetizer that delights guests every time, salsa! Grab your favorite tortilla chips and get dipping!
Layered Taco Dip
All the delicious Mexican flavors your love layered up in an easy-to-eat taco dip that’s perfect for serving with fresh tortilla chips as an appetizer at your Mexican dinner party!
Fiesta Corn and Sour Cream Dip
Creamy fiesta corn dip is made with sour cream, ranch seasoning, cheese, corn and Rotel for the ultimate party dip!
This super easy guacamole recipe is made with only 5 ingredients so it’s simple to make as a quick appetizer before serving up a Mexican dinner to your party guests.
Peach Mango Salsa
Hosting a summer Mexican dinner party? Incorporate seasonal summer fruits like mango for a tasty and unique salsa recipe!
Mexican White Cheese Dip
This restaurant-style white cheese dip will remind you of that classic queso from your favorite Mexican restaurant! It’s one of my favorite Mexican appetizers.
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
Refreshing and easy, this no-cook appetizer for Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is perfect for summer dinner parties! Fresh veggies and shrimp in a spicy lime dressing is a winning combo!
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
This Chipotle copycat recipe for roasted chili corn salsa is a HIT every time I’ve made it! Not only is it a delicious appetizer when served with crispy tortilla chips, but I also love it over grilled chicken or fish!
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
What do you get when you mix sweet tomatillos, creamy avocados, garlic, lime juice and cilantro? A delicious avocado tomatillo salsa that’s perfect for serving up with chips as an easy appetizer at your next Mexican party!
Black Bean and Corn Salsa
A simple recipe that’s packed with flavor and takes only 15 minutes to make! This salsa recipe is a WINNER for an easy appetizer or delicious snack!
Easy Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip
This freezer-friendly Mexican dip is perfect for prepping in advance of your next Mexican party! Loaded with all the favorites like chicken, black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce! It’s a great side dish too!
Black Bean Dip
This 10-minute black bean dip couldn’t be easier! Only 8 fresh ingredients and you’re ready to go with an easy and simple party dip!
Mexican Nacho Appetizers
Originating from Northern Mexico, nachos are a classic party snack and make a delicious appetizer for Mexican dinner parties, Cinco de Mayo, fiesta gatherings and more! These are some of my favorite Mexican appetizer recipes.
Check out this list below of some tasty nacho recipes!
Carne Asada Nachos
Grilled carne asada makes the best nachos ever loaded with pico de gallo, melted cheese, guacamole, jalapeños, lime crema and cilantro.
Elote Mexican Street Corn Nachos
Loaded with a zesty cheese sauce, these Mexican street corn nachos kick up the basic nacho recipe to another level!
Always a classic, you can never go wrong with crunchy and cheesy chicken nachos as an easy appetizer!
Ground Beef Sheet Pan Nachos
Want to know the PERFECT way to serve up nachos to a party crowd? On a sheet pan! Make, bake and serve them right up on a sheet pan. These supreme nachos are SO delicious, loaded with refried beans, seasoned ground beef, sour cream and more. Your guests will love them!
Easy Loaded Mexican Nachos
These loaded Mexican nachos are easy to make, take only 12 minutes to prepare, and are topped with all your favorite Mexican ingredients like corn, black beans, green chiles, and cilantro.
Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos
Chicken cooked slowly in a flavorful combination of cider beer, chipotle peppers, and enchilada sauce? What’s more to want in a tasty nacho appetizer that’s perfect for taco night, Cinco de Mayo or any Mexican dinner!
Spicy Black Bean Nachos
Spicy black beans, cheese and warm tortilla chips! These black bean nachos get their heat from chipotles in adobo, yum! So if you love spicy flavors, you’ll love this!
Mexican Appetizers – Finger Foods
From bite-sized taco cups to miniature quesadillas, many of your favorite Mexican dishes are just as delicious in appetizer size! They’re the perfect size so you won’t fill up before the main course.
Beef Taco Wonton Cups
Add your favorite taco toppings to these crispy, delicious beef wonton cups! If you love easy appetizers, this is a great choice!
Bite Sized Cheese Quesadillas
The perfect bite-sized cheese quesadillas are an easy and tasty start to your dinner party menu!
Mini Beef Tacos
Shrink your favorite beef tacos and you have the PERFECT appetizer for a Mexican themed party!
Empanadas De Pollo (Chicken Empanadas)
Empanadas De Pollo, or Chicken Empanadas, are made with dough loaded with chicken, chipotles, and corn for a tasty Mexican party appetizer.
Shredded Beef and Mexican Street Corn Empanadas
Another bite-size appetizer that’s perfect for a Mexican-themed party or a Cinco de Mayo party? YES! These shredded beef and street corn empanadas are so delicious, your guests will gobble them up!
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
While there are many delicious tortilla chips on the market these days, did you know how easy it is to make your own homemade tortilla chips right at home with an air fryer?!
Pinwheels are always a party hit, and this Mexican version of party pinwheels is loaded with black beans and cheese!
Chipotle Chicken Tostadas (Bite Size)
Simple flour tortillas are cut smaller and baked to crispy then loaded with delicious toppings for a bite-size Mexican-inspired appetizer that’s absolutely delicious!
Mini Taco Salad Cups
Bite-sized taco salads served in crunchy little cups? Now this is a crowd-pleasing party appetizer! Add your favorite taco salad toppings like cheese, tomatoes and diced avocado for a tasty two-bite starter!
Mexican Corn Ribs
Think Mexican street corn but served in an easier-to-eat, grabbable portion! Topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these “riblets” are such a unique Mexican appetizer!
Tamales take a bit of time to make, but not this bite-sized version that’s perfect for parties. Customize the flavors with your favorite fillings!
Jicama is a root vegetable native to Mexico, and they taste very similar to savory, crunchy fries! Plus, they’re a low carb and keto appetizer option!
Easy Chicken Taquitos
Chicken taquitos are crispy, easy to make and perfect as an easy Mexican appetizer. Load them up with chicken, cheese, spinach, salsa and sour cream!
Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers
Looking for a healthy and tasty appetizer that can be a great alternative to classic salsa or nachos? These mini stuffed peppers can be an excellent choice! Set out different dips like queso or sour cream!
Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
Kick up the average deviled eggs into a Mexican appetizer with the addition of zesty street corn!
Barbacoa Beef and Plantain Sliders
Delicious fried plantains topped with spicy Barbacoa Beef, smashed avocado, and pickled onions make a truly unique Mexican appetizer recipe!
Mexican Snack Board
Combine all your favorite Mexican food flavors into one epic snack board for the ultimate appetizer for any fiesta party! I love this one by my friend Elizabeth at College Housewife! It’s such a fun way to include many Mexican-inspired flavors for guests to try!
Now that we have covered the best Mexican appetizers, here are a few other fiesta-worthy party ideas…
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