Looking for a great place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5th? We’ve got a list of what’s going down around Metro Detroit! Put on that sombrero, call your designated donkey and hit the town!

What is Cinco de Mayo?  The Mexican holiday (which means fifth of May in Spanish) commemorates a Mexican victory against French forces in the city of Puebla nearly 150 years ago. Though the day has little significance in Mexico, Mexican Americans for years have viewed Cinco de Mayo as a way to express pride in their heritage. (wikipedia.com)

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2011!

Mexican Town: Vernor Highway and Bagley in SW Detroit! — just start here and walk MexicanTown — tons of great restaurants, Mexican grocery stores, gift shops, and much more. Street party will be going on at Los Galanes. Visit MexicanTown stores, restaurants, Bakery and more. This is the real deal!

Los Galanes Restaurante Mexicano: Street Party in MexicanTown on Thursday. 3362 Bagley in South West Detroit’s MexicanTown. Party starts at 11 a.m. Live music, drink and food specials.

Sangria in Royal Oak: Salsa Bash 2011. Sangria & Sky Club. 401 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak, MI.

Salsa Detroit & Tequila Cuatro – present: CINCO de MAYO Salsa Bash 2011  SANGRIA & SKY CLUB ** 2 Levels Open / 2 DJs** DJ CISCO spins : Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Reggaeton SANGRIA PAUL MARTINDALE spins : Top 40 in the Sky club. ** Gift Giveaways!! ** Many Drink Specials!!

Loco Tex-Mex Grill in Greektown: 454 E. Lafayette. 9am-2am.

  • 2 full bars
  • Party in our upstairs lounge overlooking Greektown
  • Live music
  • Prizes and games every hour
  • Rotating food and drink specials
  • $4 Margaritas all day
  • Eating contests

Head to Saginaw for as La Union Civica Mexicana Presents: The 32nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration! May 7th at the Wendler Arena in Saginaw, MI. Cover is $3.00 at the door. Event begins at 12:00pm and lasts until 5:00pm! Live music…parade and much more. The parade starts at Ojibway island from Ezra Rust Drive, crossing the Saginaw River over Court Street Bridge and turning north on Michigan Avenue, East on Genesee Avenue and ending just before the Genesee Bridge. Then head over to The Dow Event Center at noon for the festival to join the celebration of history and heritage!

Visit any number of Mexican restaurants in the area:

  • Coyote Grill 1990 Hiller Rd., West Bloomfield, MI, 48324.
  • El Nibble Nook: 27725 8 Mile Road, Livonia, MI.
  • Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant: 27861 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI.
  • Sagebrush Cantina: 28 S. Broadway, Lake Orion, MI

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