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We’ve gathered together five events that have a little less to do with partying and a little more to do with arts, culture, wellness, community service and more.
This year, skip the sombrero, the serape and the fake mustache, and enjoy the holiday weekend with local food and drinks, traditional mariachi music, live bands and a community run.
You can get this “historic” beverage at virtually any Mexican restaurant in the city. If tradition is your thing, you’d be hard pressed to find a better straight up, old fashioned margarita than the one at Fuego inside the Maya Hotel. However, these five spots veer from the path of margaritas past, presenting interesting takes on the classic. While they are a departure from your abuelo’s margarita, these are five cocktails you should give a whirl this Cinco de Mayo.
The winner of Alegria’s first Great American Taco Challenge is Rigoberto Ruiz by way of West Covina, whose Jicama Shrimp Taco, piled with perfectly cooked cold shrimp, avocado, mango, onion, a drizzle of a chile aioli and a liberal dash of chile powder wooed the judges (including this writer).
Margaritas, mariachis and Mexican food. This alliterative trio has become the foundation of what is the biggest Mexican holiday not really celebrated in Mexico. Yes, you are free to imbibe on cervezas and tequila on Cinco de Mayo, but that doesn’t mean you’re celebrating Mexican independence.