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22 Copycat Mexican Restaurant Recipes

How to make your favorite easy Mexican food recipes inspired by your favorite restaurants

By: Adam Kaplan, Editor, AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com
Updated August 11, 2021
22 Copycat Mexican Restaurant Recipes

From queso and guac to fajitas and churros, these 22 Copycat Mexican Restaurant Recipes are out of this world! There's nothing better than getting in a spicy mood with a little Mexican food. And there's so much more than just tacos to try, too. 

Give one of these authentic Mexican restaurant recipes a try for dinner this week, and your whole family will be asking you to make it again and again! They're real crowd-pleasers. There's so much more to try besides Taco Bell and Chipotle.

Of course, we've included some of those Tex-Mex and fast-casual style recipes as well. Whatever food mood you're in, keep scrolling and you'll find what you're looking for! 

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Watch and Learn: Chipotle is famous for its guacamole. Watch the video below to learn how to make it at home!

Copycat Mexican Restaurant Appetizers

It would not be a Mexican meal without guacamole or salsa! The appetizers and starters really set the tone for the rest of the meal. And how could you turn down any of these amazing, zesty dishes?!

Chili's Salsa Recipe Copycat

Everybody can agree that a good salsa recipe can make for the perfect appetizer!

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Chipotle Guacamole Copycat

It is surprisingly simple to make guacamole yourself, so try it next time you see avocados for sale at your local grocery store

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Authentic Easy Mexican Rice

Perfectly flavored, this Mexican-style rice is the light side dish that you have been craving.

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The Pioneer Woman's Restaurant Salsa Copycat

Once you see how easy this homemade salsa is, you'll never buy the jarred stuff again!

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Fiesta-Inspired Seven Layer Bean Dip

You will love this seven layer dip recipe so much that you will want to make it again and again.

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Chorizo Cornbread Balls with Chipotle Cream Sauce

Recipes with chorizo are great for adding a little spice to your life. What makes this recipe truly special, however, is the tasty chipotle sauce.

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Qdoba Copycat Queso

This copycat queso is the ultimate cheese for all your chip dipping needs.

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Fast Food Mexican Copycat Recipes

From Taco Bell to Chipotle, some of the fastest, most convenient ways to enjoy your favorite Mexican dishes are with fast food and casual dining. These recipes are the best of the best when it comes to copycat Mexican fast food recipes.

Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Copycat

Next time you're tempted to make a Taco Bell run, try making it in your own kitchen instead.

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Chipotle Burrito Bowls

The combination of chicken, corn salsa, guacamole, lettuce, and sour cream is just sensational.

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Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme

Inspired by one of our very favorite Taco Bell drive thru classics!

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Homemade Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell

If you've ever wanted to unlock some super restaurant secrets, this is the easy dinner recipe for you.

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Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Tortilla Soup

The fresh taste of this homemade soup recipe will leave you wondering why you ever spent big bucks on a lesser version.

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Mexican Restaurant Main Dishes

These recipes are the stars of the show. Whether you're in the mood for something hot and spicy or a dish that's full of subtle, complex flavors, there's a recipe here for you. One bite, and we know you'll be coming back for seconds!

Copycat Cafe Rio Shredded Chicken Taco Recipe

Recipes with shredded chicken are packed with extra flavor, and this delicious taco is no exception.

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Copycat Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup

If they ever take it off the menu, you won't have to worry. This copycat recipe can be made any time you want!

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Applebee's Chicken Quesadillas Grande Knockoff

The Applebee's recipe is loaded with gooey cheese, juicy chicken, a Mexican-style salsa, and it even has bacon.

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Homemade Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Enchiladas

Make the perfect enchilada that tastes like it came from your favorite Mexican restaurant.

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Homemade Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad

This delicious Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pork Salad is just like the restaurant favorite!

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Restaurant-Style Albondigas Soup

Perfect for those cold days when you feel like a nice and toasty warm soup recipe to lift your spirits.

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Qdoba Steak Marinade Copycat Recipe

If you’re craving something with a uniquely delicious burst of flavor for dinner tonight, give this copycat a try!

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Mexican Restaurant Dessert Recipes

As good as all of these copycat recipes are, it's hard to be satisfied after a meal without a dessert course! Top your favorite Mexican meals off with one of these delicious Mexican restaurant style dessert recipes, and we know you'll be craving more.

Copycat Churro Bites

Just like your favorite Mexican-inspired dessert, only snack size.

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Copycat Taco Bell Caramel Apple Empanada

Once you take a bite of one of your freshly baked dessert empanadas, you will be hooked.

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Homemade Churros

This sugary sweet treat is an easy dessert recipe you can make with the kids.

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