Top 10 best Cinco de Mayo foods

By Amanda Thambounaris,
Some tasty suggestions for your holiday party planning

It’s almost that time of year again for margaritas, sombreros and delicious Mexican cuisine. Cinco de Mayo is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican pride and heritage. The celebration originated in the Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest in the 1860’s.

Cinco de Mayo is a much bigger holiday in the United States than in Mexico, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Although it is not a national holiday in Mexico, it is considered an official holiday in the State of Puebla, where schools are closed nationwide and there is no work allowed in Veracruz.

So, whether you are figuring out what to cook for a Mexican-themed party you will be hosting or where to go for the most authentic Mexican fare, we’ve got the top 10 classic Cinco de Mayo foods you should consider eating—or making!

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