24 Delicious Mexican Sides To Complete Your Meal

If you consider yourself a fan of Mexican food, you’re probably well-acquainted with some of the most popular dishes, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, and fajitas.

Mexican grilled corn on the cob served with cotija cheese

But there are also a wealth of delicious side dishes that make the perfect accompaniment to these popular mains.

Often, I find these Mexican side dishes even better than the main staple – or at least a fantastic addition to the meal. They add extra flavors, textures, and aromas that make each dish much more satisfying and delicious.

Check out my list of Mexican side dishes below!

Final Thoughts

Pair these Mexican side dishes with your next burrito or tacos for a full meal!

Check out other dishes from Mexico, like Mexican breakfast dishes or Mexican breads!

24 Delicious Mexican Sides To Complete Your Meal

Mexican grilled corn on the cob served with cotija cheese

Looking for a side dish to go with a Mexican meal? Check out the best Mexican side dishes to add to any meal for some extra flavor.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.