Mexico celebrates Mother’s Day every May 10, while in the U.S. the holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May, which falls on May 12 this year. Show your mom just how special she is by making her favorite dish or drink on her special day. 

muy bueno author Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack with her mother Vangie Soza and daughter Maya in front of tree in Santa Fe, New Mexico

From drink ideas to breakfast, dinners, and desserts, show mom your appreciation with these recipes below. Here are my favorite Mother’s Day recipes to serve with amor y sabor for Sunday brunch and dinner — or whenever you and yours are getting together to celebrate the Mom in your life.

Mother’s Day Drinks

hand carved barro holding cafe de olla with a cinnamon stick stir stick.

Café de Olla Recipe

4.67 (21 ratings)
Café de Olla is a traditional way to prepare coffee in Mexico. Lightly sweetened, scented with cinnamon and star anise and served piping hot, this is a wonderful way to start your day. If you need a little self care this week, join me in making my very favorite morning beverage.
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hand-painted blue and white ceramic mug filled with Mexican hibiscus cinnamon tea garnished with a canela stick.

Mexican Hibiscus Cinnamon Tea (Té de Jamaica y Canela)

5 (5 ratings)
Hibiscus has a bright, tart flavor like cranberries, which pairs perfectly with cinnamon’s warmth. This pretty pink potion is nearly magical. It was a favorite of both of my Abuelas who both lived well into their 90’s!
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Classic Frozen Margarita Recipe

4.75 (8 ratings)
When the sun is shining and the weather is sultry, there’s no cocktail I’d rather sip on than a Classic Frozen Margarita. Sweet, tart, boozy, and slushy with a salty rim? That right there is my hot weather love language.
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Breakfast-in-Bed Recipes for Mother’s Day

plate of huevos rancheros with a side of refried beans on a blue and white plate

Authentic Huevos Rancheros

4.75 (8 ratings)
This delicious and authentic Huevos Rancheros recipe is a family favorite. The sauce is packed with roasted green chile, tomato, and onion and is topped with a sunny side up egg, making it a perfect hearty breakfast anytime of year.
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Baked Mexican French Toast served with flowers on the side

Baked Mexican French Toast

5 (5 ratings)
The thick and fluffy challah slices soak up the egg, milk, and buttermilk mixture and bake to perfection. Once baked the slices are drizzled with a homemade magical piloncillo and cinnamon-infused syrup, topped with plump golden raisins, pecans, and a bit of orange zest giving this Baked Mexican French Toast a special twist.
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overhead shot of an assembled smoked salmon bagel bar replete with lox, schmear, and veggies.

Smoked Salmon Bagel Bar

5 (2 ratings)
Bagel and smoked salmon bar…for the ultimate easy Mother’s Day brunch.
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Sweet and Savory Crepes

5 (1 rating)
Simple crepe recipe that can be adapted to your imagination. Whether you choose to top them, wrap them, fold them, or fill them with sweet or savory ingredients – it’s all up to you.
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Roasted Green Chile Chilaquiles

5 (1 rating)
 This is true Mexican comfort food. This is the dish my mom and grandma made whenever there was leftover enchilada sauce. These spicy and creamy chilaquiles are the perfect recipe for Mother’s Day breakfast or brunch. Just add a generous amount of amor to this dish, and you can’t go wrong.
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Mother’s Day Mexican Dinner Ideas

three Chile Rellenos on a tray with a side of salsa and a skillet of refried beans

Authentic Chiles Rellenos Capeados

4.92 (35 ratings)
An authentic fried Chiles Rellenos recipe. Anaheim peppers are roasted and then filled with melty queso Oaxaca, coated in a delicate, soft, but slightly crispy coating and served with a warm ranchero salsa. Delicious!
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Chicken Mole Enchiladas

5 (5 ratings)
This simple flavorful mole sauce gives you the soul of traditional mole without all the hard work. Fill lightly fried corn tortillas with shredded chicken and smother them in this delicious mole sauce for chicken mole enchiladas.
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Enchilada Casserole (Pastel Azteca)

5 (2 ratings)
This dish is made by alternating layers of corn tortillas, shredded rotisserie chicken, corn, mushrooms, onion, and queso Oaxaca and then topped with a combination of breadcrumbs and manchego cheese for a crunchy finish.
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Tampiqueña Steaks

5 (1 rating)
The steak is first seasoned and grilled with salt and pepper, then combined with freshly-roasted, long green chile and shredded Mexican cheese. The steak is broiled until all the ingredients are hot and juicy and the meat is cooked to perfection.
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Mexican Desserts that are Perfect for Mother’s Day

overhead shot of homemade baked pineapple empanadas on a colorful dish towel atop a cutting board.

Baked Pineapple Empanadas (Mexican Empanadas de Piña)

4.64 (11 ratings)
Sweet, tart and perfectly spiced, my delicious Pineapple Empanadas recipe is a family favorite all year long. With a gorgeously golden and flaky homemade pastry crust and deeply flavorful fruit filling, you'd never guess these from-scratch dessert empanadas are made with just 11 ingredients and 25 minutes of prep work.
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Serving delicious Mexican Fruit Cups

Mexican Fruit Cups

5 (9 ratings)
Bring Mexican fruit stands right to your own kitchen with Mexican Fruit Cups drizzled with fresh lime juice and sprinkled with Tajin.
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Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars on teal plates with a vintage dessert fork on colorful textiles with a cup of coffee.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

5 (8 ratings)
Eating one of these Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars, (aka Churro Cheesecake Bars) is like biting into a sweet, cinnamon-coated churro, only to find a creamy pocket of cheesecake inside.
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