Spicy Chipotle Roasted Mexican Potatoes Recipe

This easy Mexican Potatoes recipe is the perfect snack or side dish for fans of spicy food.

Homemade Mexican roasted potatoes are tossed in flavour-packed spice mixture then cooked in the oven until they perfectly crispy and crunchy.

Serve these Mexican style potatoes with our delicious chipotle sour cream for dipping.

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What Are Mexican Potatoes?

The Inca in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes between 8,000 BC and 5,000 B.C. It wasn’t until the 16th-century when spuds were first grown in Mexico, brought there by Spanish conquerors.

Today, potatoes can be found throughout Mexican cuisine: sliced into casseroles, chopped into soups or stews or simply roasted in the oven as a simple and delicious snack.

This homemade Mexican Roasted Potatoes recipe transforms simple spuds into an addictive snack or side dish.

Potato chunks are tossed in oil and a blend of savoury spices then roasted in the oven at a high temperature to ensure the edges get crispy and crunchy.

Our Mexican spice blend features chili powder, oregano, garlic, onion and cilantro.

You can serve these spiced Mexican style potatoes on their own as a snack or with a quick & easy dip made with sour cream, lime juice and chipotles in adobo.

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Traditional Mexican Potato recipe ingredients.
Traditional Mexican Potato recipe ingredients.

Travel to Mexico by Cooking Chipotle Roasted Potatoes at Home

I love traveling to Latin America.

As a professional food and travel journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy amazing meals in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, from traditional markets to award winning restaurants.

For over ten years, I’ve been on the hunt for the best regional recipes in Latin America. I’ve embarked on culinary adventures at local restaurants in Cuba, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

In Mexico, I’ve forked through bowls of Mexican style potatoes at restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Mexico City, Merida, Chichen Itza and Playa del Carmen.

I tasted the best Mexican Potatoes at a Michelin restaurant in Mexico City. The chef famously serves a variety of colourful indigenous potatoes, which are roasted to perfection until crispy and tossed in a delicious blend of local spices and herbs. The dish is served with several dips including a smokey sauce, spicy salsa and creamy crema.

Our Mexican Roasted Potatoes recipe is so addictive, it’s the perfect spicy snack to serve to vegetarians. We suggest pairing the finger-licking-good snack with chipotle sour cream for dipping alongside your favourite tequila cocktail.

After enjoying your first forkful, you’ll realize why Mexican style potatoes are a must-try when visiting Mexico!

Mexican Roasted Potatoes.
Mexican Roasted Potatoes.

Where To Eat Mexican Roasted Potatoes

If you live in a large city in Canada or America you’ll likely have access to a local Mexican restaurant that serves Mexican Potatoes.

Haven’t traveled to Mexico before? It may be helpful to first sample Mexican style potatoes at a local restaurant to better understand how the dish is served. You’ll get an idea for what size to chop the potatoes, specific spices to toss them in and delicious dips to serve at the table.

In Toronto, the best Mexican restaurants that may offer a Mexican Potato recipe include El Rey, La Carnita, Playa Cabana, El Catrin, Campechano, El Trompo, Fonda Lola, Hot Mess Tex Mex, Rosalinda, Reposado Bar, Grand Electric and Milagro.

Toss Mexican Potatoes in chopped cilantro.
Toss Mexican Potatoes in chopped cilantro.

My Family Loves Mexican Style Potatoes

I love cooking regional dishes inspired by my travels for friends and family.

After traveling through Mexico I came home keen to recreate my new favourite potato snack.

I first made these Mexican Roasted Potatoes for my family on a sunny summer day. We enjoyed them al fresco on our backyard patio at the cottage as a midafternoon snack with a few cans of ice craft beer.

I knew my parents would enjoy the recipe because they love crispy roasted potatoes, spicy Mexican food and creamy dips.

We now prepare Mexican style potatoes often, as a snack with a selection of sauces for dipping or as a side dish to compliment grilled steak and seafood.

Serve Mexican style potatoes with spicy chipotle sour cream dip.
Serve Mexican style potatoes with spicy chipotle sour cream dip.

Mexican Potato Recipe Health Benefits

Our spicy roasted potato recipe is packed full of healthy ingredients!

Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Studies have linked potatoes to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity.

Onions are a humble vegetable packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Regular consumption of onions can help boost digestive health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

It is only recently that scientists have begun to identify the components responsible for garlic’s myriad health benefits. Rich in phytochemicals and potassium, garlic helps boost your immune system, fight cancer and protect your heart.

Chili has been proven to help reduce the duration of sickness, prevent heart disease, and promote weight loss. 

Oregano is rich in antioxidants, may help fight bacteria, could have anti-cancer properties and can decrease inflammation. 

A good source of bone-strengthening vitamin K, cilantro is also rich in antioxidants that help protect the eyes from damage by free radicals. 

Packed with calcium and friendly probiotic bacteria, sour cream and yogurt help keep your bones strong and your gut healthy. Yogurt may also help reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and some types of cancer. 

A rich source of phytochemicals and vitamin C, limes help boost your immune system and neutralize free radicals that cause disease and skin aging. Lemons also protect against heart disease and help improve blood flow to the brain.

Roasted Mexican Potatoes Photo Image.
Roasted Mexican Potatoes Photo Image.

Mexican Potatoes Cooking Tips

Mexican Roasted Potatoes are a delicious snack or side dish. The potatoes on their own are vegan friendly, served with the dip it is suitable for vegetarians.

  • We like to use Yukon Gold Potatoes in this recipe but tiny new potatoes or fingerling potatoes also work well.
  • Leave the skin on the potatoes as they are attractive when roasted and offer additional nutrition. Be sure to wash and dry the potatoes before cutting them into chunks.
  • We’ve used canola oil in this recipe as it has a high smoke point and is flavourless. You can substitute with other vegetable oils like olive oil or avocado oil if you prefer.
  • We’ve used 0.5 tsp of chili powder in the spice blend, which offers a subtle amount of heat. If you really like spicy food add additional chili powder.
  • Be sure to toss the potatoes in the chopped cilantro after they have roasted, not before. If you add them to the beginning of the cooking process the tender herb will burn in the oven.
  • The dip can be prepared with sour cream or Mexican style crema. Lime juice adds desired acidity and chipotle in adobo sauce adds a smokey flavour and spiciness.
Mexican Potatoes are a delicious spicy party snack.
Mexican Potatoes are a delicious spicy party snack.

What To Serve with Mexican Roasted Potatoes

There’s nothing more satisfying than devouring a bowl of crunchy roasted Mexican potatoes.

Our Mexican potato recipe serves just 2 people, we like to make it in this portion when serving as a snack. If you’re serving as a side dish double or triple the recipe so there is enough for each guest.

If you’re hosting a Mexican-themed dinner party you might want to serve our roasted potato recipe with:

This Mexican Style Potatoes recipe is vegetarian friendly.
This Mexican Style Potatoes recipe is vegetarian friendly.

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Now you're an expert on how to make homemade Roasted Mexican Potatoes!
Now you’re an expert on how to make homemade Roasted Mexican Potatoes!

How To Make Easy Roasted Mexican Potatoes

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Mexican Roasted Potatoes

How to make crunchy roasted Mexican Potatoes. Our easy vegetarian snack recipe features baked potato chunks served with a spicy chipotle sour cream dip.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Potatoes
Servings: 2
Calories: 484kcal


  • French knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Food processor


  • 1.5 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes washed and quartered
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 1.5 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 0.5 tsp Chili Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro chopped

Chipotle Sour Cream Dip

  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the oil, salt, chili powder, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Toss together with potatoes until they are fully coated with spices. Transfer to baking sheet.
  • Scatter the potatoes on the baking sheet to ensure they are not touching this will ensure they get crispy and not soggy in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip over the potatoes and bake for another 20 minutes, until crispy.
  • While potatoes are in the oven prepare the dip. In a food processor add the sour cream, lime juice and one chipotle in adobo sauce. Blitz until fully combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve crispy Mexican Roasted Potatoes sprinkled with chopped cilantro. In a separate bowl offer chipotle sour cream for dipping.


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.3g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 38.9g | Saturated Fat: 16.1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1988mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 1.7g | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg

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