Let’s Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Performers on Cinco de Mayo

Although Cinco de Mayo festivities occur in many parts of the U.S. and are treated as celebrations of Mexican heritage and culture, Cinco de Mayo isn’t as is commonly believed, Mexican Independence Day.  Here in Arizona, people everywhere are ramping up for a celebration that is too big to be contained in a single day.  There are lots of things to do around the state and lots of great food and drinks to sample.  Here are some of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations happening around the state.

Don’t feel like going out?  Host your own Cinco de Mayo Celebration at home.  Make sure you have a ton of Margarita mix and check out these great recipes from Fill Your Plate that feature great Mexican and Southwestern flavors.

  • Avocado Appetizer – Featuring spicy chilies and Arizona avocados, this appetizer is sure to get everyone in the mood for to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
  • Corn and Black Bean Salsa – This tasty salsa mixes fresh roma tomatoes, red onion, avocados, corn, and cilantro to create the perfect dip for any kind of tortilla chip.
  • Gilda’s Smothered Burritos – These delicious burritos are filled with beans, beef, and topped with a spicy sauce.
  • Tamale Pie – Filled with fantastic Southwest ingredients like Arizona beef, green chilies, corn, and beans, this pie will be a star at any party.
  • Sonoran Hamburgers and Sonoran Hot Dogs – The perfect blend of American favorites and Mexican flavors.
  • Tostados – Steak, cheese, and sour cream atop tasty fried tortillas make the perfect meal for Cinco de Mayo.


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