Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

What's New — By meaghanclark on May 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

It’s Cinco de Mayo and for San Diegans that doesn’t just mean your average Mexican beer and guacamole. Just miles from the Mexican border, San Diego pulls out all the stops to celebrate the fifth day of May.

The House of Blues is hosting a true fiesta tonight with street tacos, live music and more. Presented by local alternative station 94.9, Mastodon, Between the Buried and Me, Baroness, and Valient Thorr will be playing until 11pm tonight.

While Old Townmight not be sprucing up its streets for the annual celebrations (they already celebrated this past weekend with a parade) it’s probably because they don’t have to – the street block is decorated year round with Hispanic flavors like tortillas frying on the street and traditional music. Hit up any of the excellent restaurants in the area, like Café Coyote and Case De Reyes Mexican Cuisine.

Though it might not seem like a traditional venue for Cinco de Mayo festivities, North Park’s Bar Pink is offering up some traditional flavors this year. A mariachi band and San Diego Tejano/ rock music group MEX will be playing all night – and you can be copious amount of tequila will be on hand.

[images from Old Town San Diego guide]

Tags: cinco de mayo, Mexican, Old Town