In case anyone asks, Cinco de Mayo is a day in which Mexico (and Mexican-Americans) celebrate their heritage and the triumph of the Mexican army over the French. But for the average New Yorker, Cinco de Mayo is the day we also celebrate rich Mexican heritage—by consuming delicious food, icy margaritas, and the greatest of all self-contained edible items: the taco (you can eat the shell it came in! How cool is that?). To pass up an excuse to dine on delish guacamole or drink your first mojito of the season is so un-New York it is almost criminal, so to help you kick off the celebracion in style, here are cinqo fiestas (and one ticket giveaway) that'll get you in a festive mood.
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