Six picks to get your Friday Cinco de Mayo party on, Chicago!

ChicagoPride.com
April 29, 2017

It's time to dust off those maracas! Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May for non-Spanish speakers, is right around the corner and we have the best places in Chicago to celebrate Mexico's famous holiday.

You won't need any excuses to pile-on the delicious tacos and Mexican fare with those delightfully colorful margaritas - all the while spending that really important quality time with friends!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Just don't mistake it for Mexico's Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.

(hero photo credit: Cesar's)

It's time to dust off those maracas! Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May for non-Spanish speakers, is right around the corner and we have the best places in Chicago to celebrate Mexico's famous holiday.

You won't need any excuses to pile-on the delicious tacos and Mexican fare with those delightfully colorful margaritas - all the while spending that really important quality time with friends!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Just don't mistake it for Mexico's Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.

(hero photo credit: Cesar's)

Who can argue with a place that calls itself the Home of the Killer Margaritas?

Cheers to family-owned Cesar's - 25 years at its original location, at 3166 N. Clark St., and 15 years at 2924 N. Broadway. The only real difference between the two is the layout. Otherwise it's the same menu, same recipes, same ingredients.

 
Where? 6304 Cesar's Killer Margaritas on Broadway, 2924 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Taco Joint

Some of the most authentic tacos in Chicago. 1969 N Halsted

 

New Rebozo Chicago

If you are looking for a more sedate Cinco, this is the place for you. 46 E Superior Street

 

Takito Kitchen,

Cinco de Mayo is even celebrated in the heart of Ukrainian Village; 2013 W Division

 

Las Palmas

You will feel like you have stepped right into Old Mexico when you step inside here on Cinco de Mayo; 1835 W North Avenue

 

El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Restaurant

The place has tequila right in their name... what could go wrong? 3906 N Broadway

 

D.S. Tequila

We're adding a bonus #7 to the list! Party like its 1862 and celebrate Cinco De Mayo at D.S. Tequila Co as they throw their annual all day party with margaritas, tacos, frozen drinks, sangria, and festive decor. 3352 N Halsted

 

 

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