Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Or, in English, Happy 5th of May! May your day be filled with refreshing margaritas and zesty tacos! This holiday is not all about indulging in Mexican cuisine, however (although it’s not a terrible idea.) Cinco de Mayo is a day observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. People all over the United States and Mexico celebrate their Mexican pride by throwing major parties and fiestas.
There are many different ways to celebrate this fun-filled celebration, and there are also many different ways to show your Disney side while doing it!
If you are fortunate enough to be spending Cinco de Mayo in Disney World (or really just any day in Disney World,) you have a few options to get your margaritas and taco fix! Of course there are the obvious restaurants in Epcot’s Mexico, including: La Cantina de San Angel, La Cava del Tequila, La Hacienda de San Angel, and San Angel Inn Restaurante. From tacos, to empanadas, to nachos, to burritos, to churros, these restaurants are sure to fulfill your Mexican cravings with authentic Mexican cuisine.
No Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without a couple of margaritas! If you are in the Disney area, make sure to check out Dockside Margaritas at the new and improved Disney Springs, formally Downtown Disney. This laid-back, waterfront bar just recently opened, and is sure to be a hit. Some of the margaritas served here includes a sunset margarita and habanero lime margarita! Just be careful, and do not drink and drive!
If you are not celebrating this Mexican holiday in Disney World, join the club. There are still ways to show your Disney Side while celebrating right in the comfort of your own home. One way is to recreate your favorite Disney-inspired Mexican food and drink. The fiesta margarita served in Epcot’s Mexico is delicious and dangerous, and can also be made right at home! This margarita personally is my favorite. It is layers of lime, strawberry, and mango flavors in a slushy form. All you need is some tequila (well, maybe a lot), ice, flavor mixtures, and a blender and you are set! It may not taste quite as good, but it will hold you over until your next visit to Epcot.
Throw in the 1945 Disney film “The Three Caballeros,” get out the tortilla chips and salsa, and add some Mickey Mouse ears made out of olives to your tacos and you are ready to show your Disney Side!
How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? If I didn’t have two papers due tomorrow, I would have endless tacos in one hand, and fiesta margaritas in the other!