Cinco de Mayo is a festive holiday that always falls on the fifth day of May. This is a celebratory occasion that virtually everyone loves. It’s a great reason to eat delicious food and enjoy your fill of cervezas or margaritas. Now is the time to explore Mexican culture and we’ve found some great places in Detroit to do it!
Los Galanes
3362 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 554-4444

Come here for the drinks. Those lovely, frosty concoctions of blended ice, booze and some fruity flavors are served at Los Galanes in style, and they are pretty generous in size. Margarita offerings include “jumbo,” 1/2 liter and full liter. There’s also a fine selection of tequilas for your drinking pleasure. Try the patio seating for a memorable experience during the Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Los Altos
7056 West Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 841-3109

Los Altos is the best kept secret in town. The decor is comfortable and prices reasonable. Bonus points for the array of sauces and guacamole served while you wait for the order to arrive. The food is fantastic and portions are unbelievable. Service is fast, friendly and efficient, and May 5th is definitely the day to celebrate with a Corona Margarita.

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

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by ordering a tableful of authentic food. Taqueria El Rey is where to go to have the best time on this special day. This no-frills eatery is known for their fine grilled chicken, straight from the smoker to you, and cold beer. The staff is friendly and you’ll leave with a smile on your face.

Xochimilco Restaurant
3409 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 843-0179

There’s beer and drinks, that’s the important part. Celebrate properly and go for the pitcher of margaritas. Xochimilco has enjoyed a long-standing reputation as a great spot for Mexican food. The food arrives quickly and portions are large. Chips and salsa are brought to the table, and are easily one of the highlights. Cinco de Mayo will bring out the crowds, and this spot has ample seating for everyone!

Loco’s Bar & Grill
454 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-3737

Loco’s Bar & Grill is all about homemade salsa, a vibrant atmosphere and drinks. This tex-mex joint has a full bar and will keep you feeling perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This place knows how to throw a great party – think  DJ, dancing and party favors, like sombreros. Loco’s goes all out for this annual celebration.

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