Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Brent’s Deli
When you think about May 5th, your mouth probably waters in anticipation of the delicious food, libations, and vibrant festivities that tend to accompany the holiday. Cinco de Mayo, also known as the Mexican St. Patrick’s Day, is the ultimate Mexican holiday. It celebrates Mexican history, culture, and way of life. So, how should you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 2023? What are some of the popular Cinco de Mayo traditions? Let’s find out.
What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating and remembering the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the renowned Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. However, you should know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day, which is held on September 16, and it is a massive celebration in Mexico. Cinco de Mayo 2023 will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2023.
More than a rich and flavorful fiesta – Cinco de Mayo’s historical significance is relevant and important to events that still affect the country today. Why is May 5th important? It was on this day in 1862 that the brave Mexican army defeated the French at the famous Battle of Puebla. As a result, this holiday is mainly celebrated in Puebla, which is only one of Mexico’s 31 states.
Cinco de Mayo Traditions
Nowadays, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with dancing, festivals, fiestas, and food. This holiday has become a symbol of Mexican heritage and culture. Although Cinco de Mayo celebrations, such as dancing and music, are prominent in the US, May 5th isn’t as widely celebrated in Mexico. Some common traditions and activities associated with Cinco de Mayo in the US include the following:
Many US cities, such as Denver and Los Angeles, hold parades on Cinco de Mayo, with participants often dressed in traditional Mexican attire.
» Music and Dancing
Cinco de Mayo is a festive occasion, and dancing and music are a big part of the celebrations. Did you know that mariachi bands are usually featured in Cinco de Mayo events? You can listen to Mexican music this holiday. Start by finding an excellent Mexican playlist and learn how to dance the Jarabe Tapatio.
» Food and Drink
Mexican cuisine, such as tacos, is a huge part of Cinco de Mayo celebrations worldwide and in the US. Food is such a large and important part of Mexican culture, so it can be one of the tastiest and best ways to celebrate this day. You can also try Mole Poblano, a delicious and spicy traditional Mexican dish originating in Puebla, or Enchiladas Poblanas, which are carefully made with poblano chiles.
Some of the best dishes of Cinco de Mayo include tacos, guacamole, enchiladas, and margaritas. You can order carry-out at a local deli or restaurant or try cooking at home.
Cinco de Mayo decorations usually feature the colors of the Mexican flag and traditional Mexican symbols, including piñatas. You can also support Mexican culture on this day with trips to art museums and galleries. From the Pre-Columbian era and the famous Mexican Revolution to the most contemporary artists, Mexico is certainly a wealth of creative and innovative inspiration when it comes to art.
» Support Mexican Businesses
Another great way to celebrate this holiday is to support and promote Mexican businesses. While many chain restaurants are offering Cinco de Mayo deals, you can support locally instead. For example, skip the Taco Bell drive-thru this year and order carry-out from a local Mexican business in your area.
Mexican Dishes and Drinks at Brent’s Deli to Enjoy
So, where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in 2023? While you have many options, you will not go wrong with Brent’s Deli, one of the best delis in Westlake Village, CA. Brent’s Deli is proud to offer a variety of delicious Mexican inspired dishes, such as tacos and guacamole, which will satisfy your cravings.
Also, as Cinco de Mayo approaches, Brent’s Deli is pleased to offer Cinco de Mayo catering services for your celebrations and parties. Enjoy a delicious catered meal for everything from a small gathering of friends and family at your home to a corporate lunch at your office. Whether you are hosting a big party or an intimate gathering, Brent’s Deli has you covered with its mouth-watering Cinco de Mayo specials.
Here are some amazing Mexican cuisines you can enjoy at Brent’s Deli.
» Street Tacos
If you are looking for something south-of-the-border, Brent’s Deli Street Tacos are a must-try. These mini tacos contain cilantro, muenster cheese, and chopped red onion and are bursting with flavor.
» Brent’s Fresh Taco Salad
If you’re tired of having a conventional taco, you must try Brent’s Deli’s Fresh Taco Salad to enjoy some natural and healthy goodness. Fresh Taco Salad has crispy greens, juicy tomatoes, creamy cheese, and meat, topped with avocado and a zesty dressing.
» Chips and Guacamole
No Mexican meal is complete without the famous chips and guacamole, and Brent’s Deli’s chips and guacamole are made fresh daily with ripe avocados and just the right blend of spices.
» Ortega Brisket Quesadilla
You can also try their Ortega Brisket Quesadilla. This indulgent dish features tender brisket, melted jack cheese, crispy tortillas, Ortega chili, and grilled onion, all topped off with fresh salsa.
You can pair Brent’s Deli’s Mexican-inspired dishes with a Michelada, a refreshing beer cocktail made with lime juice and spices. It is topped with Tabasco and Worcestershire.
» Blood Orange Margarita
You can also try their Blood Orange Margarita, a twist on the classic margarita with fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, agave syrup, and freshly squeezed lime.
You can visit their Westlake Village location for these drinks.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Brent’s Deli!
Stop on by Brent’s Deli to grab some margaritas or get some food to celebrate with friends and family this Cinco de Mayo! Whether you are looking to dine in, order take-out or need catering services, look no further than Brent’s Deli. Visit our Westlake Village location for our Brent’s Bar and happy hour specials to get the fiesta started!