Cinco de Mayo has been the annual celebration of Mexican-American culture since 1863, when the celebrations began in California. The day gained nationwide popularity in the 1980s due to advertising campaigns by beer, wine, and tequila companies. Today, Cinco de Mayo generates beer sales on par with the Super Bowl. In Mexico, the battle commemoration of their 1862 victory over France continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades or battle reenactments.
Let’s go Cinco de Mayo!
So in celebration of one of America’s most incredibly fun days, let’s go Cinco de Mayo - May 5. We at 573 Magazine have been eating and partying at almost every Mexican restaurant in the 573. Yup, we love our Mexican cousins and love the food and Margaritas. So here is a list of some of our favorite places that will definitely help you lose the blues and get you some Green, White, and Red mixed up with some Red, White, and Blue.
An authentic family owned Mexican Restaurant located in The Factory on A Street in Farmington, this place is like having a second home! With a warm and welcoming staff ready to serve and dote on you as if you were part of the family, it’s easy to fall in love with Casa Sol the moment you walk through the doors. A popular area favorite for any occasion, be it a business lunch, a family dinner, or a girls’ night out, Casa Sol brings their best with each and every service.
¡VAMOS DE FIESTA!
Next Thursday, May 5th, come prepared to party because Casa Sol has spared no expense and they are ready and waiting to host your Cinco celebration. From 4PM-8PM there will be live music provided by Janie Love Lady. And in honor of our Mexican brethren’s 1862 victory over France, there will be ALL DAY HAPPY-HOUR on all Margaritas! That’s right! Happy Hour is ALL DAY on Cinco de Mayo at Casa Sol in Farmington! Casa Sol has an extensive food and drink menu ready to quench even your most savage Cinco de Mayo party cravings.
Located up in Bonne Terre, La Pachangas has an intriguing boast for all you Cinco de Mayo fiesteros. Known for having the area’s best and largest variety of Margaritas, La Pachangas is fully prepared to help you get your fiesta on!
Be sure to check out the Cinco de Mayo festividades at La Pachangas this May 5th. With a live band outdoors on the new patio, and your choice of flavored margarita, get ready to relax and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo with a tequila laced sunset and a light spring breeze. More of an indoor hombre? ¡No hay problema! Just belly up to the brand new super sleek bar at La Pachangas and get ready to toast your tequila drink high. Whether you celebrate victoria histórica de tu hermano right with a tasty and authentic good old fashion lime margarita on the rocks, mix it up and go loco with a jalapeño margarita, or treat yourself to a frozen mango peach margarita, you’re sure to satisfy your Cinco appetite at La Pachangas.
El Sol on Broadway in Cape Girardeau has built its reputation for high class comida mexicana and has become one of the most popular restaurants in the Cape Girardeau area today. Located right across the street from Houck Stadium, El Sol’s iconic blazing sun sign has acted as a beacon to all who cruise Broadway looking for something different and exciting. With an elegant atmosphere, impressive platos grandes, and amazing drink specials El Sol is the place to be when you’re ready to strut your zapatos de fiesta. Speaking of party…
Wanna really impress your Cinco de Mayo date? If you’re in the Cape Girardeau area, El Sol is definitely the place to be on the 5th of May. ¡Es muy divertida! With a live performance by The Intentions, a food truck, street tacos, a DJ that will be tearing it up all night long, and an array of celebratory drink specials this is one street party that should not be missed. So dust off those party shoes and get ready to dance the night away El Sol style this Cinco de Mayo!
Go out to party this May 5th in the know. Know what you’re celebrating, and know where to go to ¡fiesta toda la noche! And remember to drink responsibly by being prepared with a designated driver, or some extra Uber cash. ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo 573!
¡SAL DE AQUÍ!