31 Easy Mexican Appetizers (and Snacks!) Anyone Can Make

Taco'bout delicious: These creative Mexican appetizer recipes come together quickly for a potluck, a party, or just a pantry meal with the family.

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Layered buffalo chicken nachos with creamy gorgonzola sauce

Courtesy Smells Like Home

Shred up leftover chicken to make this easy Mexican appetizer from Smells Like Home, which combines crunchy chips with bubbly, melted cheese and velvety avocado.

Jalapeño chicken wraps

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Bacon-wrapped anything makes every meal better, and when you wrap bacon around jalapeños and strips of chicken, you get an instant fiesta hit. Best served with blue cheese or ranch dressing. Get the recipe from Taste of Home.

Queso fundido with chorizo

Courtesy Smells Like Home

Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or that your team just scored, this Mexican appetizer dip from Smells Like Home should satisfy. Loaded with chorizo, jalapeños, and an optional splash (or three) of tequila, it's best served warm with sturdy chips for scooping.

Mini phyllo tacos

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Do you ever wish tacos were smaller just so you could eat more of them? Your wish has been granted. These tacos may be small, but they pack in as much flavor and joy as regular-sized ones. Get the recipe here from Taste of Home.

Pulled pork taquitos with chipotle ranch dipping sauce

Courtesy Iowas Girl Eats

Blogger Iowa Girl Eats rolls corn tortillas around slow-cooker pulled pork and shredded cheese, then serves this festive Mexican appetizer with a smoky sauce for dipping.

Margarita granita with spicy shrimp

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Imagine drinking seasoned grilled shrimp into a frozen margarita. That's essentially what you're doing in this Taste of Home recipe, but believe us, the sweet-spicy combo tastes a lot better than it sounds. Here's how to make the perfect margarita to go along with this fun app.

Chicken, spinach, and pepper jack enchiladas

Courtesy Amy Donovan

The Fearless Homemaker stuffs tortillas with sweet onion, green chiles, cream cheese, shredded Cheddar Jack, and more in this easy Mexican appetizer, then suggests spooning salsa verde (fresh or store-bought) on top.

Huevos diablos

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For those who need to brush up on their Spanish phrases, this recipe is for Mexican deviled eggs—and they really do have the devil's heat in them. You can thank the jalapeños for that.

Grilled pepper poppers

Courtesy Beth Sachan

These zesty peppers from Eat.Drink.Smile blend three cheeses (goat, parm, and cream cheese) in a handy, edible jalapeño for a bite-sized Mexican appetizer. Scrape out most of the seeds if you aren't a hot-and-spicy fan.

Fried jalapeños

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A spicier spin on pepper poppers, this Taste of Home recipe isn't your typical deep-fried fair food. Once spicy food lovers try one, they won't be able to get enough.

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