By PK Greenfield
Cinco de Mayo brings out the revelers to celebrate this North American-made but also Mexican (Central America) celebration.
This holiday primarily exists north of the border. Try to keep in mind the true reason for this day. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s difficult victory over the French at the battle in Puebla with General Ignacio Zaragoza in command. In the U.S. we celebrate with heavy partying, but make a toast to our neighbors both here and next door for their contributions to our current society.
Following are our top three places to celebrate with a cerveza, nachos, margaritas and freedom to cross borders.
¡Viva la fiesta!
Añejo is located in Tribeca and Hell’s Kitchen. This popular Mexican eatery and “watering hole” is offering a wide selection of eats and tequila-based drinks. We suggest their Duck Carnitas Enchiladas, Wild Mushroom Quesadilla and the Ahi Tuna Ceviche. Wash it all down with one of their signature tequila cocktails.
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Cantina Rooftop. Up above the throngs of tourists and locals will be a colorful celebration for Cinco de Mayo, along with spectacular views of the city. Dive your lips into one of their specialty cocktails and listen to the great music with special surprises occurring throughout the night. Take their elevator up to the rooftop to enjoy Asada or Carnitas. Your server will explain the difference while you dine under the May moon.
The Haven is all decked out for Quattro de Mayo. This cantina located on the rooftop of The Sanctuary Hotel will be hosting a party to remember on Friday, May 4th. The festivities begin at 4pm and will run until Cinco de Mayo. The will offer food specials, tequila shots, Tecate and Modelo beer as well as flavored Margaritas with Sauza. Be prepared to dance the night away into the morning and start all over again. Fabulous views of Times Square as well.
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Cinco de Mayo lands on this Saturday so be careful out there. Take public transportation, Lyft, Uber or Juno for a safe ride between parties and home. Have fun but also keep the respect of our amigos from the south.
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