MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of chips and Corona — Americans have turned it into a celebration of excess.
The history of May 5 dates to 1862, when Mexico’s Army beat the French at the Battle of Puebla.
Today, you can celebrate by visiting one of the terrific Latino-owned restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Fresh tamales and birria tacos.
El Burrito Mercado
Incredible grocery, bakery and terrific homestyle family recipes in the restaurant.
Iconic St. Paul family-owned Mexican.
Nico’s Taco Bar
Incredible homemade tacos, pozole, and cocktails (also a Minneapolis location).
Tacqueria la Hacienda
Best tacos al pastor in town.
Pollo Movil Mexican Grill
In Plaza Mexico on Lake Street, features charcoal-grilled chicken.
Best marqgaritas in town plus red shrimp tempura tacos.
El Taco Riendo
Enormous variety of tacos and tortas.
Hamburguesas El Gordo
Enormous Mexican street burgers.
Freshly made and grilled Mexican sandwiches in Midtown Global Market.
Corn-focused tortillas featuring Saturday morning and afternoon tacos and takeout family meals.
Modern Mexican street food including Carne Asada Fries.
Homemade tacos including chipotle brisket and carnitas plus the same toppings on a sofrito sauced pizza.
Peppers & Fries
The Frias family owns this spectacular Longellow sports bar.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
8 largely East Metro locations, owned by Maria and Jesus Leon.
Taco Libre (West St. Paul, Oakdale, Edina)
Street Tacos and the 18” machete tortilla.
El Rodeo Mexican (Maple Grove)
Tacos de Carne Asada plus excellent carnitas plate.
Pineda Tacos (Plymouth, Minneapolis, West St. Paul)
Mexican street food with authentic tacos.
La Tapatia (Roseville)
Andale Taqueria (Richfield)
Lengua and barbacoa tacos are specialties of this great restaurant adjacent to a nice Mexican grocery store.