Friday, May 5th will be here once again and that means it's time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

It's that time of year when people of age drink all the margaritas and tequila they possibly can until the ghost of Benito Juarez appears before them. Not so fast, I just made that up. The reason why we actually celebrate Cinco de Mayo is because, on May 5, 1862, Mexico defeated France at the Battle of Puebla during the French-Mexican War.

In Mexico, it's a minor holiday, but in America, we take it a little further. Typically there are parties, parades, and mariachi music, while we celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with festivals and Mexican cuisine, along with some tasty beverages from time to time. Here's a list of some of the best place to celebrate the holiday in Bismarck.

 

  • Arnaldo's

    Arnaldo's stands out, even if it's over on Airport Rd. The have an authentic selection on their menu and their special to celebrate the occasion are $2 tacos.

    Arnaldo's Facebook Page
  • La Carreta

    Great place for authentic Mexican and a fantastic atmosphere. They have several different flavored margaritas and have the greatest selection of tequila around.

    For Cinco de Mayo, they'll have $5 margaritas, and 2 for 1 on beer.

    TSM Bismarck
  • Los Lunas

    They serve up a 'Taste of New Mexico.' A stellar atmosphere with live music on the weekends with great food and drinks.

    Friday, they'll have entertainment from Next2 and Brianna Helbling. The Bud Light girls will also be out, along with a few players from the Bismarck Bucks. They'll also give away two $50 gift certificates.

    Los Luna's Facebook
  • Pariadiso

    Paradiso has a loaded dinner menu filled with your Mexican favorites. Not to mention, an excellent margarita selection that has almost any flavor you desire.

    For Cinco de Mayo, they'll have $1 off Queso Trios, as well as all desserts and $2 off all margaritas.

    TSM Bismarck
  • Taco Del Mar

    A great place for a quick taste of Mexican food, with several options. The Mondo Burrito is excellent, as are the Chicken Tacos.

    Try the Cinco de Mondo Burrito Challenge! 5 lb Mondo Burrito in 30 minutes! That's a lot of burrito, but hey, it's Cinco de Mayo!

    TSM