Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Manayunk

How are you planning to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? If you don’t want to travel too far from your The Isle apartment, you’re in luck, as there are lots of local bars where you can get great deals on everything from tacos to tequila to mark the Mexican holiday. While only history buffs may know this, the occasion commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in a key 1862 battle—but it has become a significant cultural celebration where people around the world embrace Mexico’s festive, colorful traditions. Here in the United States, the holiday is a big partying day, with bars full of revelers in sombreros and clinking margaritas.

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year, so the party is sure to be bigger and better than ever!  If you want to join in, here are a few local spots for Cinco de Mayo festivities:


Taqueria Feliz: Start your Cinco de Mayo party off right with brunch at Taqueria Feliz, two blocks from your The Isle apartment. Indulge in authentic Mexican platters like huevos rancheros and black bean enfrijoladas as you sip a Bloody Maria! If you come later in the day, try one of the wide range of margaritas, which can be jazzed up with fresh fruit. As fun and festive as the food and drinks are, patrons often rave about the colorful and creative décor at Taqueria Feliz.


The Adobe Café: One mile from your The Isle apartment, The Adobe Café provides festive Mexican fun, a bit off the beaten path. With an impressive record of serving Southwest and vegetarian favorites for more than 25 years, diners and drinkers can trust that The Adobe Café gets it right. The outdoor patio adds an exciting ambiance to Cinco de Mayo parties, which are sure to be rowdy this year!


Cactus Cantina: Just one block from your The Isle apartment, this Main Street hot spot is going to be extra hot on Cinco de Mayo. This corner bar-type spot is a haven for locals seeking affordable drinks, especially tequila lovers, who have lots to pick from at a seemingly never-ending wall of tequila! If the weather is nice, grab an outdoor table to enjoy the people-watching opportunities that the occasion will offer.


Taqueria Feliz

4410 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127


The Adobe Café

550 Mitchell St.

Philadelphia, PA 19128



Cactus Cantina

4243 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127