Cinco De Mayo celebrates an event that occurred over 150 years ago in the small town of Puebla. On May 5th 1862 the Mexican army won a surprising victory over superior French forces – days later President Juárez declared May 5th to be a national holiday known as the ‘Battle of Cinco De Mayo’.
Primarily celebrated in the town of Puebla, celebrations take place in the form of historical re-enactments, parades and food stalls. The festival has become an important event around the world as a way for Latinos to celebrate their historical heritage and take pride in their cultural identity.
Doha restaurants will also be highlighting the day today – if you would like to be part of the celebrations then head to your local South American eatery. For specific events, check out the places below:
Discover traditional dishes from the special one-day a la carte menu, whilst listening to Mexican music played by the house band Kanela Trio. Dinner service begins at 7pm. Book by calling 4485 3000 or email reservations at F&[email protected].
Celebrate at the Admiral’s Club with views of the Marina – enjoy Latin music and Mexican flavour. Call 4484 8000 or email [email protected] to make a booking or find out more. Please note that all guests must be over 21 and need to purchase a membership.
Here are a few other South American dining places you should check out:
Call 4408 7777 to enjoy Brazilian barbecue.
Call 4429 8464 for Mexican fare with live entertainment.
For a more budget-friendly eatery check out Mr Taco, which has Mexican fare including burritos, empanadas and deliciously authentic churros! Call 4441 1966.