It’s always a good idea to have some relatively simple but tasty recipes to whip up for those midweek lunches where you’re short on time. So there’s no better way to get inspired than by checking out our Mexican Lunch ideas! Here we give you lots of healthy and fun recipes to break up your day.

Mexican Lunch Ideas

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Lunches in Mexico are the main meal of the day, so tend to be longer with more courses than dinner, which is more of a snack. In Britain and other parts of the world, lunch is usually a simple and easy meal during a relatively quick break halfway through the working day. This has been the inspiration behind our quick Mexican lunch ideas. They’re a way for you to have your favourite Mexican flavours and ingredients to perk you up while you’re on the go! Check out our favourite Mexican lunches below.

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Everything you need to inspire Mexican Lunch Ideas from home

Here are the Gran Luchito products you need to make those Mexican lunches easy and extra tasty. If you keep these products well stocked in your cupboards at home, you’ll be able to make a Mexican inspired lunch on any day of the week!

Soft Taco Wraps and Burrito Wraps – These are a must in order to wrap up all of those lovely leftovers or quickly cooked ingredients to make a traditional Mexican lunch.

Refried Beans and Cantina Beans – Always have some beans in the cupboard to add to those burritos, tacos or quesadillas. They provide your protein, lovely flavour and texture. 

Chipotle Mayo and a pot of our Tomatillo Salsa or Chipotle Salsa in your fridge will go a long way throughout the week during lunchtimes. The mayo can be spread over, dolloped on top of, or used to dunk into absolutely everything and is completely addictive. The salsas will add serious freshness spooned over any of your meals.

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Take your lunches to a whole new level of excitement with these top Mexican lunch ideas. From burritos and salads, to tacos, soup and quesadillas, there’s something for every day of the week! Wondering what to do with that leftover pulled pork? Tried the new tortilla wrap hack? Why not give a few of these authentic Mexican lunch dishes a go and let us know what you think.

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

An easy homemade black bean soup recipe that uses Gran Luchito Cantina Beans and Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste. A creamy and slightly spicy soup, this one is delicious! ... See full recipe

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

Iceberg salad wedges are served here with a creamy dressing prepared with blue cheese mixed with our Chipotle Paste, then topped with crispy bacon, diced tomatoes and onion. ... See full recipe

Mexican Avocado Recipes

Mexican Salad

A light, fresh chopped Mexican salad filled with crunchy veg, black beans, tortilla chips that is colourful, satisfying and just a tiny bit spicy thanks to the delicious chipotle tahini dressing.... See full recipe

Gorditas

Gorditas

Gorditas are one of those perfect quick Mexican recipes that you can have on the go and eat with your hands. Made of masa, ours are loaded with traditional beef picadillo.... See full recipe

Black Bean Burrito

Black Bean Burrito

Quick to prepare and healthy, packed with fresh veggies, beans, rice and salsa, this black bean burrito is the perfect working from home lunch to power you through your day... See full recipe

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

All your favourite taco ingredients are combined into one epic bowl. It's all about mixing textures and fresh flavours, and we think it is delicious!... See full recipe

Mexican Pork Recipes

Mexican Pulled Pork Sandwich

A truly delicious way to enjoy leftover pulled pork, toasted sourdough bread with a dollop of Chipotle Mayo, pulled pork, cabbage pickle, salad and a squeeze of lime.... See full recipe

Fajita Bowl

Fajita Bowl

Fajita bowls are perfect easy meals that you can prepare ahead of time and then have everything ready to assemble at lunchtime, or as a quick and healthy dinner for busy days.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty warm soup during a cold winter's day. Well this is exactly what we had in mind when we created this recipe.... See full recipe

Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad

Our Mexican Bean Salad is packed full of fresh, crunchy veggies and black beans with the most delicious chipotle dressing, a perfect side dish for your next BBQ!... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

Everything you love about burritos with no limits! Tender pulled pork, veggies, guacamole, rice and Cantina Beans served with Soft Taco Wraps for wrapping up the goodness!... See full recipe

Finished dish of Mushroom Molletes

Mushroom Molletes

Have you ever had Molletes? They're a beloved Mexican open toastie normally enjoyed as “almuerzo” or “brunch” in English. This recipe has delicious, buttery girolles.... See full recipe

Torta

Torta

A torta is not just any Mexican sandwich! Layers of flavours are put together to create the ultimate sandwich. Our tasty chorizo sandwich will be your new lunchtime favourite!... See full recipe

Burrito Bowl

Burrito Bowl

Delicious steak, lots of veggies and Cantina Beans - this is everything you love about burritos but with a bowl so you don't have to try to squeeze it all into one tortilla!... See full recipe

Refried Bean Burrito, recipes with refried beans

Refried Bean Burrito

With our Smoky Chipotle Mexican Refried Beans, the humble bean burrito is taken up a notch and packed full of flavour! Add some Serranos with it for a pop of heat!... See full recipe

Cheese Quesadilla

Cheese Quesadilla

Quesadillas are super easy to make and in this recipe, the humble Cheese Quesadilla gets taken up an authentic notch with the addition of Sliced Mexican Green Cactus.... See full recipe

Steak Sandwich

Steak Sandwich

Not many things beat a good steak sandwich, and this is definitely a good one with a dollop of our homemade macha mayo, caramelised red onion, and gem lettuce - YUM!... See full recipe

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The Best Toppings to Complete Your Lunches

Include some of these toppings with your chosen lunches, to add additional flavour and texture:

Why Not Add Some Dipping Sauce?

The following can be drizzled over tacos and into burritos, or you can dip your toasted quesadillas into them!

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FAQs

Here you can find our frequently asked questions about Mexican lunches. If you’d like to ask one, please do so in the comments section below the recipe. To learn more about authentic Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What are some typical quick Mexican lunch ideas?

As lunchtimes in the UK tend to be no more than an hour long, we need quick and easy options. Using Mexican as inpriation, you can make any type of quesadilla, burrito, or taco for lunch - check out our recipes! Our Mexican Salad is also a good option. Or make a big batch of our Mexican Chicken Soup one evening to have for lunches that week.

Are these recipes healthy lunchtime options?

Yes, all of our recipes use fresh and healthy ingredients, and are great to eat if you're being healthy. Maybe just watch the amount of cheese, tortillas and chips that you're consuming!

What is a typical Mexican lunch?

Lunch is the main meal of the day and often includes two courses. The first course is usually a salad or soup, referred to as consume. This is usually followed by a main course of meat, chicken or seafood served with rice, beans and corn tortillas.

What time is lunch in Mexico?

Lunch (Comida) is anywhere from 2 to 5pm, with a light dinner around 7pm. Their lunches are much heavier and a longer affair than ours, not to mention quite a bit later in the day.