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Happy Cinco de Mayo

By Rachelle Bowden in Miscellaneous on May 5, 2005 11:56AM

2005_05_somberos.jpgWhile most people think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican independence day, Chicagoist is telling you it's not. It's a day for eating food and doing tequila shots, silly!

To figure out where to eat and drink tonight check out Citysearch, Metromix or do a search for Mexican eats on the LTH Forum. New City says Adobo Grill and Frontera Grill are the spots to hit for good guac and Citysearch has a good list of cheap places for yummy burritos. Or skip the food all together and head over to one of these spots that Metromix said has the best margaritas. If tequila is your drink of choice, Chicagoist has always been fond of Salud Tequila Lounge.

If you actually want to authentically celebrate, check out the Cinco de Mayo Festival happening today - Sunday at Douglas Park where there'll be music, food, carnival rides and a parade.

Where do you go for good Mexican food in the city? What do you do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?