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10 GTA Mexican restaurants to spice up Cinco de Mayo

Monday , April 20th , 2015

Every May 5th, Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. The special occasion calls for a fiesta grande, featuring music, parades, a spicy south-of-the-border spread, and many margaritas to wash it all down.

Closer to home, many GTA Mexican restaurants and taco joints also participate in Cinco de Mayo festivities. Some offer traditional festive fare, such as chalupas and mole pablano, while others stick to popular fiesta favourites, including tacos and enchiladas.

Whatever your preference, the below listing is a roundup of Mexican restaurants where it’s always a fiesta, and which are certain to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration:


Enjoy home-style Mexican food at one of three Mississauga locations, or host your own Cinco de Mayo festivities thanks to El Sombrero’s catering menu.


This Vaughan cantina is a go-to for Latin American cuisine, including authentic El Salvadoran and Mexican dishes.


This Richmond Hill restaurant doubles as sports bar with a Mexican twist, and offers patrons ample specials to satisfy their appetite, and stretch their…


Enjoy authentic and modern Mexican cuisine in Toronto’s Distillery District, and choose a multi-course tasting menu for a full flavour experience.


A bustling Parkdale haunt for hipsters, this taqueria is reputed for pairing creative Mexican fare with a bar full of bourbon.


With three Toronto locations, Milagro offers traditional Mexican fare and a wide selection of tequila and mezcal to complement fresh and rustic cuisine.


It’s always a Mexican street party at this College Street restaurant, which specializes in street eats, art and music!


Boasting the best taquitos in Toronto, it doesn’t get more authentic than this Kensington Market mainstay.


Take a culinary tour of Mexico at this Eglinton Avenue West restaurant that elevates Latin cuisine thanks to a Mexican-born chef.


This taqueria started as a kiosk in Mexico, expanding north of the border to St. Clair Avenue West to deliver a true taste of Mexico to Torontonians!

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