Happy Cinco de Mayo
Feliz Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a minor holiday in Mexico that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The Mexican Army, often viewed as an underdogs of the engagement, scurged the French and galvanized the army and supporter to continue to battle the French. Though the outcome and energy of the win at Puebla was short-lived and the French resumed power and stayed for several year's afterward, the day is marked as victory.
But in the United States, this minor Mexican holiday has come to represent a day to celebrate the food, heritage and culture of Mexico. Americans launch their own invasion of Mexican and Latino eateries and bars to partake of foods and libations - tacos, tequila, cervezas and more - in celebration of this nearly 160 year old victory.
If you're looking to enjoy a little food with friends and family for Cinco de Mayo....
... here's the restaurants around Athens-Limestone Alabama for your to visit and explore the cuisines of Latin America.
And please – drink responsibly -- don’t drink and drive.
El Olmeca 25598 Main Street Ardmore, TN 931-427-8180
Sabor Latino Taqueria – US72 800 U.S. Highway 72W, Suite E Athens, AL
Fiesta Mexicana 600 South Jefferson Street Athens, AL 256-232-2323
Lucia's Cocina Mexicana 208 West Market Street Athens, AL 256-998-5451
Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant 1802 U.S. Highway 72W, Suite D Athens, AL 256-771-0130
Las Trojas Mexican Restaurant 22051 U.S. Highway 72E Athens, AL
Burrito Express 220 French Farms Boulevard, Suite B Athens, AL
Lucia's Cocina Mexicana 12090 County Line Road, Suite H Athens, AL
Tienda Mexicana La Fuenta 1000 North Jefferson Street in Athens, AL
La Perla de Oriente Restaurante 305 West Lee Street in Athens, AL
La Golosina Deli 910 North Jefferson Street in Athens, AL
El Azteca Restaurant & Taqueria 1316 North Jefferson Street in Athens, AL 256-233-1625
Mi Casa Mexican Food 1221 Kelli Drive, Suite D in Athens, AL
Las Moralenses Taqueria 30697 U.S. Highway 72W in Madison, AL