Cinco de Mayo

May 4, 2008 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

How to celebrate the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle Of Puebla in 1862? Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo does not commemorate Mexico’s Independence Day (Sept. 16). It is actually a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. Corona, yes. Forest Hills, less so, but since Americans love a good war, esp. when it ends in victory, try clinking margarita glasses at 5 Burro Cafe, perpetual good-time joint. Here’s a grab from Time Out New York:
5 Burro Cafe
There’s oro in them thar hills. Against all odds—Forest Hills ain’t rowdy—5 Burro is a kick-ass, rock-juked Mexican cantina drawing drinkers and diners alike. Tables in the small back room are packed by 7:30pm. Start with a strong, slushy margarita (lime and strawberry stand out) and sensational nachos con carne, topped with a heap of tender marinated steak. Keep the meat coming with first-rate beef fajitas. The Mexican cooks’ creations are dependably delicious and generous; you’ll be the burro packing leftovers.

72-05 Austin St (between 72nd Ave and 72nd Rd, Forest Hills)
Forest Hills, Queens



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