Cinco de Mayo 2024 Food Ideas

Spice up your fiesta Shop your Cinco de Mayo favorites from taco must-haves & apps to chips, drinks & more.

Easy Cinco de Mayo guacamole

Let’s face it—a deliciously fresh guacamole dip is the star of any snack lineup—especially for Cinco de Mayo. From game day to social gatherings and picnics, you can always count on guacamole to hit the spot. Luckily, we have a simple recipe for this crave-worthy dip!


  • 2 avocados, peeled & pitted
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped (or more, to taste)


  • In a mixing bowl, mash avocado until the texture is mostly smooth.
  • Add onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
  • Dip in and enjoy!

At your local Tom Thumb, we’re stocked with all the fresh ingredients you need for guacamole. Stop by our produce department to cross off your checklist in one easy trip. Mix up your guac and let the flavors do what they do best–taste delicious. If you’re running low on time, you can always pick up fresh-made guacamole from our deli!

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Cinco de Mayo food for every party

It’s a great time for a party! Shop for all of your Cinco de Mayo food favorites at your local Tom Thumb. You’ll find easy appetizer ideas, ready to eat snacks, guacamole, chips, drinks and other party supplies ready for the table.

Jump into the party by getting the snacks for the table first: guacamole is available in store or roll together your own with avocado, onions, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. This can be served with both warm tortillas and tortilla chips.

Make the Cinco de Mayo party easy for you and your guests by serving everything buffet style, from rice and beans to tacos and fresh toppings. Give your guests plenty of options, including salsa, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, cheese and sour cream. Meat choices include ground beef, chicken, pork and even fish.

The best part about this celebration is that you can easily scale the ingredients to any crowd size of your choice. Guests who prefer vegetarian fare can build their plate without the meat; no one will feel left out at the party.

Cinco de Mayo food is about celebration, friends and having a chance to get together. Shop for all your appetizers, dips, chips, tacos and other party favorites at your local Tom Thumb today.