Cinco de Mayo is around the corner. Contrary to popular belief, it is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16), but a holiday commemorating Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
Below is a list of five restaurants in the Sunset Park/Bay Ridge area where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some great Mexican cuisine and margaritas. Salud!
If we missed your favorite spot in the area for Mexican food and margaritas, let us know in the comments.
Casa Vieja, 6007 Fifth Avenue , Sunset Park, 718-439-3502
Opened in 2009 by husband and wife Magdaleno and Enedina Pena, Casa Vieja is consistently packed on weekends with crowds karaoke-ing and enjoying authentic burritos, tacos, tamales, tostadas and more!
Coszcal De Allende, 6824 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, 718-921-3523
A family-run restaurant offering homestyle Mexican cooking created with fresh ingredients, as well as margaritas and mezcal. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on their patio with happy hour from 11am to 7pm featuring drink and appetizer specials and margarita giveaways!
La Cucina Mexican Grill & Cantina Bar, 4503 Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park, 718-972-2380
This no-frills Mexican eatery features a huge menu with tacos topped with cilantro, onions, and salsa ranchera, and gigante 12-inch burritos! Their bar menu is almost as extensive with frozen or straight-up margaritas, sangrias, and mojitos served by the pitcher.
Las Margaritas, 7206 Third Avenue, Bay Ridge, 718-238-7630
A cozy spot serving up classic Mexican dishes including burritos, chimichangas, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, tortas (described here as Mexican sandwiches), and a selection of burgers.
Maria’s Bistro Mexicano, 886 Fifth Avenue, Sunset Park, 718-438-1608
This fun and colorful eatery offers a modern take on classic Mexican fare using the freshest ingredients. Feast on rotisserie chicken (whole, half, or quarter), enchiladas, flautas, and don’t forget to order their must-have guacamole, sangria, and margaritas.