Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican Militia 's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This year marks the 151st Cinco de Mayo celebration. Cinco de Mayo has become a bigger holiday north of the border than it is to the south, and being adopted into the holiday calendar of more and more people every year. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, piñatas, classic Mexican dishes and drink specials, specifically on tequila, margaritas and Corona beer.
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Even though Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, there's no shortage of fiestas and awesome deals all weekend long. Whether you're looking for a mariachi or margarita, here's where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.
Del Fuego Restaurant
429 North Country Road, Saint James (631) 963-6900
1141-1 Jericho Turnpike, Commack (631) 864-2777
Locations in Smithtown and Northport
4964 Merrick Road, Massapequa (516) 809-6960
480 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead (516) 292-4470
Bubba's Burrito Bar
513 Main Street, Islip (631) 650-6333
El Coyote Loco
3545 Merrick Road, Seaford (516) 785-9087
Moe's Southwest Grill
Locations across the Island
Caracara Mexican Grill
354 Main Street, Farmingdale (516) 777-2272
211 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset (631) 979-7724
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