Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Today we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, when Mexican soldiers defeated Napoleon’s army in the Battle of Puebla. Though Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated even more so in the last few years, I’ve been celebrating this holiday for 26 long years today since I was born May 5th 1983.

Clearly, this gives me even more of a reason to go out and celebrate! And what do I want to do to celebrate… EAT, of course! And I did quite a bit of research on where to go and what do. And despite the vast selections of parties taking place around the city I chose Zarela’s.

Since Zarela’s is already a pretty festive place, they are offering some extra special weekly specials to whet our party appetites. This week only Zarela’s will be serving the following “specials”:

Tacos de Cabeza – veal cheek tacos

Chile relleno de ensalada de chicharron – Anaheim chile filled with a pork crackling salad

Pozole de Jalisco – traditional hominy soup from Jalisco with garnishes

Tamales de Mora – corn masa mixed with blackberries and filled with a chicken, toasted almond and green olive picadillo

Tacos de pescado – fish tacos

Nopalitos – cactus paddles salad

But if you’ve already been to Zarela’s a million times over (since apparently it’s just that good) check out some of these Cinco de Mayo Deals:

MERCADITO, $40 prix fixe with optional margarita pairings; all-you-can eat tacos for $25 between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

EL MAGUEY Y LA TUNA, $3 drink specials during brunch and stay after 6 p.m. for flaming tequila shots, rounds of “popo” (a race to guzzle beer spiked with tequila).

ELIZABETH, 50 cent tequila and tacos! Margaritas and other tequila cocktails are only $5, and there’s going to be a piñata, too.

LA ESQUINA, Every hour shots of Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco will be served.

BANC, $4 Coronas, $6 margaritas and $6 nachos, as well as friendly DJ Steve working the decks from 4 p.m.

BELL HOUSE, Local restaurants and a few freelancers go guac-to-guac at the Guactacular Invitational.

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