Guide to Cinco De Mayo in Southwest Detroit


Guide to Cinco De Mayo in Southwest Detroit

Fun fact: Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

You can use that bit of trivia while sipping margaritas and chowing down on tamales this weekend. While plenty of places are having parties for Cinco De Mayo, there’s no better place to enjoy Mexican food than in Mexicantown. Take a trip to Southwest Detroit on Cinco De Mayo and watch the 55th Annual Cinco De Mayo Parade – it kicks off at noon from 23rd and travels 2 miles down Vernor Highway to Clark Park for a post-parade party.


After the fiesta, head to Beacon Park and experience Los Trompos, a new international and interactive art exhibit from Mexico City.


Grab a meal and a margarita

Armando’s // 4242 W Vernor Hwy

Evie’s Tamales // 3454 Bagley Ave

Los Galanes // 3362 Bagley Ave

Mexican Town Restaurant // 3457 Bagley Ave

Mexican Village // 2600 Bagley St

Peso Bar // 2547 Bagley St

Tamaleria Nuevo Leon* // 2669 Vernor Hwy

Taqueria Lupita’s* // 3443 Bagley Ave

Xochimilco Restaurant // 3409 Bagley Ave


Get a sweet treat

La Gloria Bakery // 3345 Bagley Ave

Neveria La Michoacana // 4336 W Vernor Hwy

Mexican Town Bakery // 4300 Vernor Hwy


*Cash only


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