5 Haute Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo In Dallas

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Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and with historically close ties to Mexico, it’s only natural that Texas takes this holiday very seriously. This special date in history commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Being a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United State it is often mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day and has become a big celebration day for states particularly along the US-Mexico border including, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California.

It will be fun day celebrating the rich culture of Mexico filled with parades including traditional mariachi bands, folkloric dancers and much, much more. With an emphasis on Mexican food and music, this holiday is the perfect day to break out the chips, salsa, guacamole and margaritas!

Haute living didn’t waste any time finding 5 ways to make your Cinco de Mayo a day to remember.

1 MARGARITAS AT MI COCINA HIGHLAND PARK

Sipping on margarita is a great way to kick off Cinco de Mayo and if you haven't tried the Double Barrel Margarita at Mi Cocina, you are in for a real treat. It is made with Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila Anejo, aged in whiskey barrels and topped over the house frozen margarita. Sip slowly, this margarita is bold, and packs a powerful punch!
Mi Concina, 77 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205, 214.251.6426

2 TACOS AT MEXICAN SUGAR COCINA

Eating tacos in celebration of Cinco de Mayo is a must and at Mexican Sugar Cocina their intoxicating selection of choices will leave you both full and satisfied. Priding themselves with redefining and moderninzing Mexican cuisine, they have managed to come up with six specialized tacos that will make your mouth water including their Brasas Chicken, Carnitas, Spicy Habanero Chicken, Pescado, Carne Asada and Barbacoa.
Mexican Sugar Cocina, 7501 Lone Star Drive, Ste. B150, Plano, TX 75024, 972.943.0984

3 TAMALES FROM LUNA'S TORTILLAS

Celebrating its 90th Anniversary, Luna’s Tortillas was founded by Maria Luna in 1924. Tamales are a staple in the Mexican food culture and have become a cuisine that resonates the proud history of the country. A family owned business, Luna's has been supplying the Dallas metroplex with these delectable treats for decades. From their family to yours indulging in their tamales is a wonderful way to remember the rich cultural heritage that they have so successfully shared.
Luna's Tortillas, 8524 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235, 214.747.2661

4 VISIT MEXICAN ARTWORK AT DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART

There is no better way to connect and celebrate a culture than to be immersed in its art. The Dallas Museum of Art houses an incredible collection of Mexican Art from renown painters such as, Rufino Tamayo, Emil Bisttram, Antonio Peneda, Octavio Medellin, Melchor Pérez Holguín and Jesús Guerrero Galván.
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-922-1200

5 HIRE A MARIACHI BAND

Founded as a professional group in November 1986, the Mariachi Michoacan de Mario Fernandez has faithfully been performing this traditional Mexican music for thirty years. With classically trained musicians experienced in both instrumentation and vocals, it is the perfect group to book for a party or private concert. With so many years experience and catering to so many different audiences, this group of performers will have you dancing the night away on Cinco De Mayo.
Mariachi Michoacan, Mario Fernandez, 214.629.1412
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