As a general rule, I’m a fan of any holiday that involves booze and/or bacon. Luckily, Cinco de Mayo finds itself under the former.
For those of you who skipped elementary Spanish, Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday, May 5. The holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory over France, and most people commemorate with tequila—and lots of it.
Go ahead and gulp down a margarita in honor of Cinco de Mayo at one of the following Metro Detroit restaurants known for its delicious tequila drinks:
Taqueria Mi Pueblo, 7278 Dix St., Detroit, has several worthy margaritas on its menu. Amongst them are the traditional margarita with Jose Cuervo, as well as the Electric Margarita, El Patron Margarita, 3 G’s Margarita and Watermelon Margarita, made with various tequilas. Each is available by the glass or pitcher.
Imperial, 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, changes up its drink menu frequently, highlighting a different cocktail each month. Earlier this year, the Hibiscus Margarita was one such specialty. The menu features over 30 kinds of tequila, so feel free to get creative.
Los Galanes, 3362 Bagley, Detroit, specializes in frozen house margaritas, including lemon, raspberry, mango, strawberry, banana and peach. You have the option of three sizes: jumbo, half-liter and full liter. If you opt for the last one, I suggest you bring along a friend.
Mexican Village Restaurant, 2600 N Bagley, Detroit, is right down the road from Los Galanes, convenient if you’d like to turn this into a margarita crawl of sorts. Margaritas are served in a salt-rimmed glass, and you can add or mix flavors including strawberry, raspberry, mango and wild berry. Top shelf and specialty margaritas are available as well.
Matador Restaurant, 26747 Van Born Rd., Taylor, serves standard margaritas with tequila and triple sec. However, with additional choices like Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry, not to mention Top Shelf and Blue margaritas, the original seems entirely too simplistic if you ask me. All come by the glass or “grande.”
Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy your margarita on a full stomach. All of the above restaurants dish out some seriously amazing food, so there’s no reason to go hungry. Grab a taco and a margarita, and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!