Cinco de Mayo is almost here. And with the special day comes festivities, merrymaking and more. The best places to celebrate are found in southwest Detroit at some of the greatest spots in the city. Check out this previous list of locations that offer patrons a distinct atmosphere on this special day, and look below for even more options, then let the good times roll!
Los Altos
7056 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3109

Los Altos is a remarkable place that features a friendly atmosphere with a unique vibe. The decor is warm and inviting, with a hint of chic thrown in for good measure. It’s a sweet little spot where the drinks are served frosty and the entrees are beyond anything one person can usually polish off in one sitting. Los Altos adds some nice touches to the customer experience such as three salsas, featuring garnishes that include limes and radishes. The menu even features alluring delicacies that are reserved for the more adventurous, like tripe and tongue. The pleasant experience will leave everyone who steps inside wanting to return again and again.

3409 Bagley Ave.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-0179

Xochimilco is a quaint restaurant with an interesting ambiance, delicious food and most importantly, gigantic margaritas. The drinks themselves are a major reason to celebrate Cinco de Mayo here. Go big with an oversized margarita, enough for two adults to sip on. The largest size is one liter. This establishment’s throwback style is endearing, with dim lighting adding some intrigue to the casual atmosphere.

El Nacimiento
7400 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-1790

The main requirement for many on Cinco de Mayo is a great margarita or cold cerveza, and El Nacimiento has both. Then there’s the food. The dining here is beyond pleasurable; it is downright scandalous. This expansive place can cater to a large crowd, even during the frenzied rush of Cinco De Mayo. Settle down in a comfortable booth for the long haul, or try the second-story deck if the weather is pleasant. The atmosphere is perfect for a fun time, always festive and usually bustling with people and chatter. The servers are pretty outstanding, and this spot is open late. What more could you ask for during this time filled with celebrations?

Taqueria Nuestra Familia
7620 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 842-5668

Taqueria Nuestra Familia is a really perfect spot for a celebration. The atmosphere is festive chic meets cafeteria, with colorful decor and a playful vibe, and when partnered with Cinco de Mayo, look out! This is a really fun place to meet up with friends for a drink or two and some all-around good food. The drinks are served with Incredible Hulk strength and with a smile.

Taqueria El Rey
4730 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 357-3094

Taqueria El Rey is a little spot that knows how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Step inside and be prepared for some impossibly good food and drinks that will make you wish it was the fifth of May everyday. Grab a seat at the bar or settle into a comfy booth, order some cold beer or a frosty beverage and have fun. Known for the incredible chicken served fresh off the grill, order that and a beverage to get your Cinco de Mayo rolling right.

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