This is nacho average Valentine’s Day. Here’s the ideal Valentine’s Day menu for individuals who like romantic dinners for two at home. Sometimes it’s wonderful to change things up, have a quiet evening at home, and escape the cliched ‘every table is a couple’ situation that dining out on Valentine’s Day delivers. So go ahead, and spice up your Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's Day Menu

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Valentine's Day

The Mexicans love Valentine’s Day, and call it El Dia del Amor y la Amistad. It’s a day to celebrate your affection for your other half; one way of doing that is through food! 

When you think of romantic meals for two, you think of courses made with tender loving care and recipes better suited to just the two of you instead of big batches. We also have some perfect ideas for Valentine’s breakfast to add to your meal plan to impress your loved one.

Jump to all our Valentine’s Day recipes.

Start the Day with Breakfast in Bed!

What could be better than breakfast in bed to start Valentine’s Day off right?! Here are our favourite Mexican breakfast recipes to show that special person just how much you care.

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

We have rounded up our sure to impress starters and mains recipes for the special someone. Whether you fancy starting with a warming bowl of soup or some cheesy goodness, we have some comforting and indulgent recipes to start the meal off right. Then we have some showstopper  crowd pleasing mains.

Everything you need to make your Valentine's Day menu at home

With the help of Gran Luchito, you can make Valentine’s Day extra special from home!

First of all, you’ll need some Chipotle Paste for your Valentine’s breakfast. Whether you’re making Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, or Breakfast Chilli, this product will come in handy. It will also make your main course steak Mexican!

Chipotle Mayo is next up, as you could use it for Black Pudding Breakfast or Avocado Toast, as well as a Chicken Quesadilla starter, and to dunk your main course chips into.

Finally some Burrito Wraps, for those all-important quesadillas.

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Thoughtful & Heartwarming

Valentine's Day

Here is a wonderful selection of our most romantic recipes so that you can put together the perfect valentines menu and do something special from home. We’ve featured romantic brunch ideas, as well as starters and mains for the evening meal. Adding a Mexican twist to your Valentine’s Day will make it a night to remember for years to come!

Mexican food with huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Fried eggs in a warm red sauce with chorizo. There is something so delicious about cutting into the eggs and the runny yolk mixing with the delicious warm cooked sauce.... See full recipe

Mexican Roast Chicken

Mexican Roast Chicken

A roast chicken bursting with Mexican flavours. Chipotle Paste and butter are rubbed all over the bird, lime and coriander to finish - it's been called best Sunday roast ever!... See full recipe



This prawn ceviche is light, delicious and fresh, and is a great intro to making ceviche at home as it uses cooked prawns. Accompany with Tortilla Chips to scoop up the goodness.... See full recipe

Chicken Enchiladas finished dish

Chicken Enchiladas

We love hosting a Mexican food night at home and this chicken enchiladas recipe always goes down a treat with our friends. It's definitely the most popular enchilada recipe! ... See full recipe

Mexican Starters - Paloma Cocktail - finished drink

Paloma Cocktail

Palomas are a traditional Mexican cocktail known for its combination of tequila and grapefruit soda, which creates a tart and citric flavour profile.... See full recipe

Tamales, Mexican street food


Here is our special hot tamales recipe where we use our Chipotle Paste to cook the beef and make it into delicious and succulent meat, ready to go into the traditional tamales.... See full recipe

Mexican food - Adobada Tacos finished dish

Adobada Tacos

Adobada tacos are a popular and flavourful Mexican street food dish. These tacos are typically made with thinly sliced marinated pork, although variations with other meats like beef or chicken can also be found. ... 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

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Whole Fish Mexican Style

Inspired by one of our favourite Mexican Chef’s, Gabriela Camara, and her famous dish “Pescado a la Talla”, which is served at her restaurant Contramar in Mexico City. ... See full recipe

Pollo Asado Finished dish Recipe

Pollo Asado

This Pollo Asado recipe for Mexican Grilled Chicken has an irresistible, flavourful, citrusy, chipotle flavour marinade. Talk about finger licking good -you have to try!... See full recipe

Mexican Green Beans

Mexican Green Beans

Sauté your green beans in a bit of olive oil and some of our Crunchy Salsa Macha for a deliciously spicy side dish, with a lovely light crunch from the ground peanuts.... See full recipe

Mexican Steak, Recipes with Chipotle Paste

Mexican Steak

Make your Mexican Steak taste even better by marinating it with a dollop of our Chipotle Paste for a smoky depth of flavour that is truly irresistible.... See full recipe

Mexican Scrambled Eggs finished dish

Mexican Scrambled Eggs

This Mexican scrambled eggs recipe is all about bringing together good quality fresh ingredients including onion, chilli and tomatoes with perfectly cooked eggs.... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Chimichanga

This pulled pork chimichanga recipe is basically a crispy deep-fried burrito with pulled pork and it tastes as good as it sounds! Serve with homemade guacamole.... See full recipe

Crispy Homemade Chips Finished Dish

Homemade Crispy Chips

These crispy homemade oven chips are basically roast potatoes in the shape of chips and they are delicious! Our recipe is packed with tips to make them extra crispy.... See full recipe

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

A sure fire way to get the party started is to whip up a batch of our easy chipotle Chicken Taquitos! These can be made as a starter, party snack or tasty dinner!... See full recipe

Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon

The simple combination of Chipotle Paste, butter, lemon zest, and parsley are mixed together to create a delicious smoky butter. The butter is then spread over the salmon and cooked!... See full recipe

Mexican Food - Steak Enchiladas

Steak Enchiladas

Attention steak lovers! This is the perfect marriage of juicy tender steak with slow cooked onions and our red Chipotle Enchilada Sauce. Your weekend dinner is now sorted! ... See full recipe

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Valentine's Day

We get lots of questions on how to use our products and on how to make our recipes. Please see here for our most frequently asked questions regarding a valentines meal. Feel free to leave a question in the comments section of the recipe page. If you would like to learn more about Mexican cooking check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel.

What to cook for Valentine's Day?

A little starter, a main course and a pudding, of course! After all, it's the thought that counts. If you aren't going to have time to do all three, then swap the starter for some of Gran Luchito's homemade guacamole recipe and Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips instead.

What is the most common food eaten on Valentine's Day?

According to data most couples are drawn to French, Italian, and Spanish food!

I have a child around while I cook, what are the easiest recipes in this list to whip up?

Go for a lovely batch of freshly made guacamole and chips to start with followed by our Mexican Steak recipe.

My other half is not very adventurous with food, what's the safest option?

Again we'd have to say our Mexican Steak recipe, if they like meat. It's a pretty straightforward dish without the need of many ingredients! Serve it with some of our Crispy Homemade Chips or Mexican Salad recipe.

What are the benefits of cooking at home on Valentine's Day as opposed to ordering in?

Cooking for your loved one is more thoughtful, as well as a great way to show off your culinary skills and impress them! It's cheaper, and it won't be cold when you eat it!