Updated: May 4
Cinco de Mayo, which translates to "the fifth of May" in Spanish, is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day (which is celebrated on September 16), but it is a significant day in Mexican history and culture.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become a popular holiday that is celebrated with parades, parties, and cultural events. Many people also use the holiday as an opportunity to enjoy Mexican food and drinks.
If you're looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a meal, we have just the menu offerings for you. Here at Alexander's Breakfast and Lunch we have numerous Mexican-inspired dishes. Some are featured in the photo above: Churro French Toast, Breakfast Burritos, Chipotle Steak Tacos and our other taco offerings, Chilakillers (Chilaquiles), Azteca Hash, Toluca Scramble and more.
You could also consider hosting your own Cinco de Mayo brunch or lunch with friends and family and order our Mexican-inspired dishes for delivery or pick-up. Don't forget to include some festive decorations, such as papel picado (tissue paper banners) or piñatas.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, it's important to remember the holiday's significance and to appreciate Mexican culture and history. Viva la fiesta! 🎉🌮🍹