Cinco de Mayo is May 5th! Are you ready to celebrate? I am!
I can eat Mexican food any day of the week. I’ve traveled to Mexico several times and I always enjoy eating where the locals dine. Once, I ordered guacamole and the owner sent his son across the street to buy a fresh avocado to make my guac. It was amazing!
Fun Cinco de Mayo Facts
- Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held each year on May 5th.
- The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire. This happened at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. (This is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day)
- Cinco de Mayo is typically a day of eating tacos and drinking margaritas. However, you probably won’t find ground beef tacos, nachos, and frozen margaritas in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo.
I always enjoy eating authentic Mexican food like Chiles en Nogada. I’m also quite fond of the Americanized Mexican food. I do believe I can eat my weight in chips and salsa. With that in mind, let’s take a look at my top 11 Cinco de Mayo Recipes.