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5 Fun Places to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

05.04.2015 by: Kerri Ratcliffe
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What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican army’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla than to drink margaritas and eat delicious Mexican cuisine? While it may be a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, we here in the States have evolved it into a big celebration. Check out the top 5 places to get your Cinco de Mayo on below.

La Condesa 7th Annual Block Party
The party takes place downtown on 2nd Street between Guadalupe & San Antonio and runs from 5pm – 9pm. Entry to the block party is free and families are welcome to join. The party will feature drinks by Cazadores Tequila, Dos Equis and Tecate and street foods by La Condesa. You can catch performances by Gina Chavez, Mariachi Relampago, Bidi Bidi Banda and more!

Photo of last year's block party (photo courtesy of La Condesa's Facebook)

Licha’s Cantina
Located in the heart of East 6th Street, Licha’s Cantina is serving up some of the best interior Mexican cuisine the city has to offer. If the weather is nice, you can take advantage of the patio in front of the renovated restaurant and enjoy some people watching over mezcal cocktails and fresh fish dishes.

Interior mexican cuisine at Licha's (photo courtesy of Licha's Cantina Facebook page)
 

El Alma
The picturesque rooftop patio and the view of the city skyline is what will draw you to El Alma. The long list of drinks, including the Avocadorita, and the happy hour specials is what will keep you coming back. Located across from the Long Center on Barton Springs Rd., it’s the perfect place to start off your Cinco de Mayo night!

Rooftop patio at El Alma (photo courtesy of El Alma's Facebook page)

Polvos
For those looking to get an early start on their Cinco de Mayo celebrations, you can checkout Polvos on South 1st Street. Opening everyday at 7am, Polvo’s breakfast is just as good as its lunch and dinner.

Breakfast tacos every day of the week at Polvos (photo courtesy of Polvos Facebook page)

Benji’s Cantina
Benji’s
is a hot spot located downtown off of West 6th Street and will definitely be a popular location for Cinco de Mayo festivities. The restaurant has recently redesigned their rooftop patio, which will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a relaxing Mexican courtyard.

Cool down with a frozen margarita and fresh fish tacos (photo courtesy of Benji's Facebook page)

Whether your visiting one of the above restaurants or one of the other many Mexican restaurants in Austin, we hope you have a great Cinco de Mayo celebration!

La Condesa official website

Licha's Cantina official website

El Alma official website

Polvo's official website

Benji's Cantina official website
 

TAGS : South Lamar/South First , Downtown , East Austin , La Condesa , Polvos Mexican Restaurant , El Alma , Licha's Cantina