Monday, May 5th, 2014, is Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. More widespread in the United States than Mexico, this day celebrates Mexican heritage and pride and is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day. It has now developed into a celebration with parades, street festivals, mariachi bands, and traditional foods.
Get in the spirit and celebrate at one of Philadelphia’s many Mexican restaurants. Ranging from upscale Mexican to more traditional taco joints and even Mexican street foods, Philadelphia’s restaurants offer a range of options to satisfy your Cinco de Mayo appetite. Enjoy a traditional or flavored Margarita and don’t forget to say “Salud!”