Although the holiday’s roots are in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become a day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage in the United States. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with festivals, parades, and parties. Mexican and Mexican-American businesses often offer specials and promotions on this day. And, of course, there is plenty of Mexican food and drink to enjoy!
So, whether you are of Mexican descent or not, take some time on May 5 to learn about and celebrate Mexican culture. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
So let’s get this party started—Here are a few of the restaurants dishing out great Mexican food and Margaritas too!

El Cholo

LA’s oldest Mexican restaurant turns 100 years old this year and maintains a historic presence on Western Avenue just north of Pico, but there are six bustling SoCal locations serving margaritas, combination platters, and El Cholo’s signature green corn tamales.

LA Cha Cha Chá

Mexico City restaurant Terraza Cha Cha Chá opened this rooftop destination in the Arts District in 2021, and the response has been tremendous. It’s not unusual to find new items on the modern Mexican menu along with tacos, tostadas, and composed seafood dishes, plus a rare view of Downtown from its eastern edge.



The former location of Mexico City, the Los Feliz eatery has a happy hour from 4-6. The menu goes deep into the culture and one must taste the SPINACH & GREEK FETA ENCHILADAS.


2121 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz


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