Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, this popular celebration commends Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862. With Cinco De Mayo just around the corner, it’s time to dust off your sombrero and get ready, it’s fiesta time- Mexican style!

It is a beautiful day celebrating Mexican heritage, and what better way to do this than trying out some traditional Mexican delicacies. We are blessed to have such a vast selection and high standard of Mexican food here in San Francisco, and the day will be heavily commemorated here. With all this in mind, here are some of the best spots in the city to get the party started.

2016 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party582 Washington Street

The annual Cinco de Mayo Party is back! The event consists of indoor and outdoor entertainment, food trucks and margaritas galore. It all kicks off at 4pm, and it’s free entry!

Cinco de Mayo Mariachi Party at the Chapel – The Chapel at 777 Valencia Street

If mariachi is more your style, get down to the Chapel where the best mariachi trio in the Bay Area will be playing. Don’t forget to try out some mouthwatering Mexican cuisine, such as homemade chips and guacamole, tacos and tamales.

Cadillac Bar and Grill – 44 9th Street

The party is going all day at Cadillac, with a live radio broadcast kicking off at 6am. With live music continuing into the night, this is one not to be missed. Make sure to try the puffy tacos, a fun twist on traditional tacos.

Loló – 974 Valencia Street

If your looking to try some tacos with an edge, Loló is your best bet. With non-traditional and uniquely inspired Mexican food utilizing local ingredients, this place is going to be a prime spot this Thursday.

Padrecito – 901 Cole Street

Happy hour kicks off at 5:30pm, so why not get there early and sample some delicious tequila, followed by a sophisticated Cinco de Mayo dinner.

If you need some more options you can find even more here. Where will you be celebrating this Thursday?

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