Feliz Cinco de Mayo From All Of Us At Fort Greene Focus

Feliz Cinco de Mayo From All Of Us At Fort Greene Focus

Contrary to popular opinion, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. Rather, it’s a celebration of the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla over the French on May 5, 1862. In the US, it’s come to be a commemoration of Mexican-American heritage.

Let’s celebrate the wonderful multiculturalism of the US and especially the pluralism of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

Habana Outpost, Brooklyn
Let’s pretend that this is the weather. (Courtesy Flickr/Dan Nguyen)

Habana Outpost (757 Fulton Street  on the corner of Fulton & South Portland) — head over to this eco-friendly, solar-powered  haunt for the best Mexican corn in the neighborhood. They recently opened for the season, so get Spring started even if Mother Nature hasn’t really opted-in yet.

Hoja Santa (250 DeKalb on the corner of Vanderbilt) — Despite questions about a sale last year, a call to the restaurant revealed that they never changed ownership. That’s a good thing, because they have a pretty good happy hour.

Pequeña (86 South Portland Avenue between Fulton and Lafayette) — In addition to be an accurate descriptor of Donald Trump’s hands, this cantina has a happy hour special that will send you to Mos Eisley: $5 margaritas, beers, and sangria from noon til seven!

El Toro Taqueria (89 Fort Greene Place between Lafayette and DeKalb) is a great spot to snag some authentic tacos. Three of them will set you back $10.50.

Alternatively, have a staycation and enjoy a margarita you can make at home.


Gran Electrica (5 Front Street, DUMBO) it’s a bit of a ways away, but they’ll be celebrating all day with a DJ and drink specials.

Amazon Annie
Just don’t get carried away. (Courtesy Flickr/C-Monster)