What is Cinco De Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. Cinco de Mayo has limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. The best bars to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on May 5th; are located in New York . On May the 5th the bars will be hosting fiestas honoring the spirit and lifestyle of Mexican culture. Here are a few restaurant/bars you may be interested in attending and celebrating Cinco De Mayo:

1. Alma
187 Columbia St., at Degraw St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; NY

What makes this restaurant great for celebrating Cinco De Mayo is the rooftop view of Manhattan, perfect spot to watch the sun go down, great food, great service, and great drinks! The bar, located on the first floor, is an added experience for diners. This restaurant/bar serves standard Mexican dishes like enchiladas, cocktails, and an extensive menu of tequilas.

2. Rosa Mexicano

Locations and contact numbers:

Upper East Side: 1063 First Ave. at 58th St., 212-753-7407

Lincoln Center: 61 Columbus Ave. at 62nd St., 212-977-7700

Union Square: 9 E. 18th St. near 5th Ave., 212-533-3350Rosa Mexicano restaurant offers a wide vary of Mexican Cuisine. The highlight of this restaurant/ bar is their trademark margarita’s they serve some of the best margaritas in Manhattan. From personal experience, I like the Rosa Mexicano restaurant the best because of it’s festive atmosphere. This is a great restaurant/ bar to celebrate Cinco De Mayo Day.

3. Don Caminos

Location and Contact Number: 212- 294-1000

373 Park Ave S (Between 26th Street and 27th Street)
New York, NY 10016 40.742316 -73.984736

Looking for a great place to celebrate and offers a happy hour head to this Manhattan Mexican hotspot on May 5th for Cinco de Mayo. This restaurant/ bar serves guamole along with 150 tequilas and margaritas to enjoy. Also the chefs are offering cooking classes for anyone interested in preparing Cinco de Mayo dishes at home.

There are many more places that you may be interested in visiting New York , to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. These are only a few places, I mentioned in celebrating Cinco De Mayo , that I think you may enjoy. The restaurant/bars that I mentioned in my article offers menu of various Mexican dishes and drinks that put a modern spin on celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Telephone contact: 718-643-5400