The History of Cinco de Mayo
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16.
Mexican town in Detroit
The city of Detroit has a large Latino community, mostly residing in South West Detroit. Residents of this community are very tight-knit and family oriented. Mexican town as most Detroiters are known to call it, is the best place in the city to experience Authentic Mexican Food.
Detroit Mom’s Picks for Best Mexican Town Restaurants
- Xochimilco (pronounced so-she-MIL-co) is one of the smaller restaurants in Detroit’s Mexicantown, with a seating capacity of 240, but it is also one of the busiest eateries on Bagley. Known for its botanas and margaritas, Xochimilco is a regular stop for patrons visiting from outside of downtown Detroit. The decor is homey and eccentric. Xochimilco’s location also is convenient to Mexicantown’s gift shops and bakeries. It also stays open until 2 a.m. for that late-night taco fix.
- 4242 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
Neighborhoods: Mexicantown, Southwest Detroit