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10 Toronto restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday , May 4th , 2016

Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s 1862 victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. In Mexico, the occasion calls for a fiesta grande, complete with mariachi music, parades and, of course, a south-of-the-border spread of fabulous food and drink to wash it all down.

Closer to home, many Mexican restaurants in Toronto participate in Cinco de Mayo festivities. Some offer traditional fare, such as chalupas and mole pablano, while others cater to North American palates with fiesta favourites, including tacos and enchiladas.

Whatever your preference, the following roundup of top Mexican restaurants in Toronto is certain to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration this year:


Enjoy the ultimate patio party at this Distillery District Mexican restaurant, which is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta featuring a live DJ, drink specials…


It’s always a Mexican block party at this College Street taco joint that specializes in casual Latin-inspired eats paired with street art and music…


With three Toronto locations, Milagro is inspired by the great establishments of Mexico City’s golden era and offers traditional Mexican fare alongside…


Enjoy some of the city’s best Mexican food at any one of Playa Cabana’s four Toronto locations, which all boast modern fare, a range of fine tequilas…


A popular Parkdale haunt for hipsters, this taqueria is reputed for pairing creative Mexican-style tacos with good tunes and even better bourbon.


This cocina Mexicana located on King Street West offers elevated Mexican fare, white-linen service and a refined setting, as well as private dining to…


A local favourite for casual Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, this King Street West cantina offers a fresh and flavourful menu, including tacos, burritos,…


Take a culinary tour of Mexico at this Eglinton Avenue West restaurant that offers authentic Mexican dishes prepared fresh from scratch, inspired by artist…


Enjoy homestyle Mexican food at this Bloor Street West restaurant, or host your own Cinco de Mayo festivities at home, thanks to their takeout and delivery…


This long-running eatery offers tacos, burritos and margaritas in a casual and colourful dining environment for a true taste of Mexico right here in Toronto!…

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