To half of the continent, Cinco de Mayo means celebrating the victory of the Mexican army in the 1860, but here in Indy, it means amazing drink specials and special events across the city that are sure to keep Hoosiers celebrating Mexican heritage.
The best variety of great priced and fun drinks and specials is traditionally found in Broad Ripple where spots like La Piedad on the Monon Trail serves up a large menu of traditional Mexican food that can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s large back porch. The place has excellent and inexpensive frozen margaritas, too. Cheers!
Across Broad Ripple Avenue is La Jolla Mexican Restaurant. It is the place to get your Dos Equis cheap on Cinco de Mayo, but be sure to pair a few rounds with La Jolla’s delicious homemade salsa. Indianapolis Monthly says, “Coarsely chopped cilantro and tomatoes back up the hot, hot, hot flavors at this Broad Ripple standby.” The pineapple and cucumber varieties are good choices if you’re trying to avoid a melt down.
El Arado is the place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo if you’re near Fountain Square and looking for an inexpensive night. The food is decent and you’ll be sure to score a great deal if you decide to buy a few rounds after getting off work!
Not into the bar scene? Downtown’s Adobo Grill is hosting a reservations only cooking class where Indy residents can learn how to cook an amazing Cinco de Mayo meal on the premises. Leave it to Chef Othon Angel to show you amazing traditional recipes. No idea what to make for your own celebration? Angel’s letting cooking class guests take home his recipes.
We can’t take the anticipation for local Bloody Mary extraordinaire Erin Edds to release her Hoosier Momma Beekeeper Margarita, but if you’re taking it upon yourself to plan your own Cinco de Mayo dinner for family and friends, look no further than this amazingmargarita recipe from Martha Stewart.
Laughter, amazing food and tasty beverages will be enough to liven up any celebration, but just in case you want to add an extra touch, check out this great Cinco de Mayo playlist, or just ask your guests to break out the Santana album that’s hiding in the depths of their iTunes library.

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