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51 Of Our Favorite Mexican Recipes For Tacos, Enchiladas And More

Avocados, cheese and tortillas? Yes, please.
05/02/2012 09:24am ET | Updated May 4, 2016

What's not to love about Mexican food? A cuisine where avocados, cheese and tortillas make a regular appearance obviously means you've hit a culinary jackpot. Mexican recipes are also rich with chiles, spice, herbs and bright, fresh flavors. They're diverse enough to excite most palates, yet comforting enough to please all.

If all you know of Mexican food is tacos and enchiladas, it might be time to branch out. We're not suggesting there's anything wrong with a taco -- ever -- but Mexico's culinary heritage offers many other exciting options. Click through the slideshow below for 51 reasons to expand your cooking repertoire (and yes, tacos are included here).

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1
Cochinita Pibil
Simply Recipes
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2
Beer-Battered Fish Tacos
Kitchenette
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3
Mexican Street Fair Corn
thirschfeld/Food52
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4
Fried Avocado Tacos With Sesame And Lime
arielleclementine
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5
Smokey Roasted Chicken Tacos With Spicy Goat Cheese Queso
How Sweet It Is
6
Nine-Layer Mexican Tostadas
Girl Versus Dough
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7
Scrambled Egg Tacos
Brooklyn Salt
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8
Chipotle Shredded Pork Enchiladas
White On Rice Couple
9
Tortas De Milanesa
Spicie Foodie
10
Scrambled Egg Tostada
Buns In My Oven
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11
Tortilla Soup With Chiles And Charred Corn
Hungry Girl Por Vida
12
Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas
Gimme Some Oven
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13
Chicken Enchilada Pie
Little B Cooks
14
Carnitas
Chaos in the Kitchen
15
Refried Beans
Simply Recipes
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16
Chicken With Puebla-Style Mole Sauce
The Bitten Word
17
Carne Asada And Grilled Corn Tacos
Sandwich Sunday
18
Homemade Corn Tortillas
Foodie's Arsenal
19
Chilaquiles
Simply Recipes
20
Roasted Poblanos In Cream Sauce
Simply Recipes
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21
Chipotle Skirt Steak Tacos
Taste Food
22
Enchiladas Verde
Improv Kitchen
23
Beef Short Rib Tamales
Evil Shenanigans
24
Tacos De Barbacoa
A Bitchin' Kitchen
25
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Confections of a Foodie Bride
26
Chipotle And Orange Pork Tacos
Dax Phillips
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27
Tofu Tostadas
Two Peas and their Pods
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28
Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas
Vintage Mixer
29
Steak Torta
Pink Parsley
30
Turkey And Black Bean Enchiladas
Gina's Skinny Recipes
31
Chicken Enchiladas Suizas
Gastronomer's Guide
32
Fry Bread Tacos
Globetrotter
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33
Poblano Albondigas Aith Ancho Chile Soup
My Bizzy Kitchen
34
Shrimp Tacos
cristinasciarra
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35
Tofu And Vegetable Enchiladas
Two Recipes Blog
36
Beef Enchiladas With Zucchini
Recipe Girl
37
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Gimme Some Oven
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38
Smoky Sweet Potato And Black Bean Tacos
How Sweet It Is
39
Esquites
Buns In My Oven
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40
Mexican Tostada
Simply Recipes
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41
Breakfast Tacos
Annie's Eats
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42
Vegan Pibil Torta
Namely Marly
43
Chicken Enchiladas With Red Chile Sauce
Pink Parsley
44
BBQ Pulled Chicken Tostadas With Cole Slaw
Bev Cooks
45
Mexican Tortas With Chorizo And Black Beans
The Little GSP
46
White Fish Tacos
Annie's Eats
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47
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tostadas
Cooking Classy
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48
Roasted Vegetable Fajitas
Seasaltwithfood
49
Tacos De Cochinita Pibil
Food. People. Want.
50
Black Bean Tostada
A Couple Cooks
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