Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Hit these local spots for Mexican food and drink specials on May 5.

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively small, uncelebrated holiday that commemorates the unlikely Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But in the U.S., it’s become a welcome and festive excuse to throw back a margarita and chow down on Mexican cuisine (and hey, we’ll take it). So if your idea of a good time includes tacos, tequila, cervezas, giveaways and live Latin music, head to these establishments on May 5.

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1. Don Tito

Known for its over-the-top Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Clarendon taco-and-tequila bar will be decorated to the nines. The party starts at noon and goes until 2 a.m. with local DJs cranking Latin-infused beats and a speciality menu (which was TBA at the time of this post). Don Tito serves traditional Mexican fare with an American twist, based around three classics: tacos, tequila and beer. The restaurant staff anticipate a packed venue all day.

3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

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