So what is the purpose of Cinco de Mayo?  Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration held on May 5, commemorating the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Here in the United States, we have Americanized it and given ourselves another reason to go out and party, have some drinks and delicious food, all on a week night.  In fact, Cinco De Mayo is more celebrated in the United States than it is in Mexico.

Delaware is far from Mexico, but there are tons of places to hit up for a margarita (or three) and some tacos this Thursday.  Several of the local restaurants listed below are hosting a Cinco De Mayo celebration of their own this week.  Check ’em out!


Cinco de Mayo - May 5, federal holiday in Mexico. Fiesta banner and poster design with flags, flowers, decorations