Normally, the Raleigh/Durham area, also know as “The Triangle,” is not on the radar of Cinco de Mayo revelers.
Well, that should change as there are a wealth of bars and restaurants that in recent years have come to embrace the holiday. So if you’re looking for a spot to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in The Triangle, here are the five best places to look out for:
Jose and Sons
327 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Raleigh has really upped its game when it comes to Mexican restaurants, and this downtown spot is leading the way. Jose and Sons have great food, great drinks, and an awesome and fun atmosphere, perfect for a Cinco de Mayo get-together.
106 S. Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601
For a more upscale night for Cinco de Mayo, this place will do the trick. Centro has an upscale flavor that will also be festive on Cinco de Mayo, with great food and awesome drinks that will make you fall in love with this restaurant. Add to the fact that a pinata may be involved, and you may have your new go-to spot for Cinco de Mayo.
748 9th St., Durham, NC 27705
For a more down-to-Earth flavor for Cinco de Mayo, head to the Bull City and get your eat on at this awesome Mexican spot. Chubby’s Tacos has been on the scene for years, and the food tastes the same as it did when it first opened, delicious.
4075 Davis Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560
You’ll have to travel to the suburbs for this restaurant, but it will be worth it if you’re looking for a festive atmosphere for Cinco de Mayo. Viva DF in suburban Morrisville has great Mexican cuisine that will be heaven to your taste buds. The main star here is the quesadillas, which are regularly known for as some of the best in the Triangle.
El Cazador Mexican Restaurant
1904 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28314
Fayetteville may not be the first city on your mind when it comes to celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but you may want to reconsider. El Cazador Mexican Restaurant, situated near Cross Creek Mall, has great food (the tacos de carne asada are love), great drinks, awesome service, and a festive atmosphere that will make this the prime spot for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.