Happy Cinco de Mayo! Looking for the Best Cinco De Mayo experience in Los Angeles? We are here to help.
Ok, first of all since at Strommen we care about culture, a little clarification is needed: Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican independence, that holiday is celebrated on September 16th. Like most holidays it is an amalgam of many things:
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).It originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
Needless to say, in the US we use Cinco de Mayo to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. So where is the best Cinco De Mayo in Los Angeles? Where is the most authentic Cinco De Mayo experience in in Los Angeles?
Best Cinco De Mayo in Los Angeles:
#1 Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street – Best Cinco De Mayo experience in Los Angeles
head down to 845 N. Alameda Street for a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Food trucks, street meet, Mariachis and more! More info here: www.elpueblo.lacity.org
#2 MORRISON LA
This spot is next to the Strommen office (so we are a little biased) but they do all of the holidays well. They have a special menu and drink menu for weeks leading up to Cinco de mayo. Definitely check it out!
#3 FIESTA BROADWAY
Fiesta broadway is the Largest 5 de mayo celebration in the US and the largest Latino event in the nation. More info at http://fiestabroadway.la
If crowds aren’t your thing and you prefer a good happy hour make sure to check out these great spots for the Best Cinco De Mayo happy hours and deals in Los Angeles.
#4 LAS PERLAS – 107 E 6TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90014
#5 EL COMPADRE – 7408 W SUNSET BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA 90046 An East-side favorite for flaming margaritas. Happy hour prices all day for Cinco de Mayo!
Let us know if you have any more suggestions for the Best Cinco De Mayo in Los Angeles in the comments!