A Cinco De Mayo Feast

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There are so many things to unpack about Cinco de Mayo whenever it pops up on the calendar of festivities. It honors the triumph of the Mexican army over France, known as the epic Battle of Puebla, in our history books. Mexico is now past its colonizers today, but flowing tequila and crave-worthy dishes are always here to remind of their historic victory. Here are the restos to experience the spirit of Cinco de Mayo while digging into classic Mexican plates.

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Sunshine Fruitbar

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

A traditional Cinco de Mayo menu staple, Guacamole is a tasty avocado-based appetizer that you can make without breaking a sweat. It often has a nutty flavor and creamy texture, but the taste may also depend on how ripe your avocados are. Sunshine Fruitbar offers a wide selection of fresh produce, letting you pick only top-quality avocados for your homemade Guacamole.

  • +63 2 7501 2663
  • 755 Banawe St Cor Scout Alcaraz, S.Petere, Quezon City, 1114 Metro Manila, Philippines

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A'Toda Madre Tequila Bar

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Entering A'Toda Madre feels like being transported in the beautiful streets of Mexico. You can't help but admire the resto's cozy ambiance accented by striking murals. Kickstart your Mexican dining here with their delicious Elotes Callejeros. This signature corn snack is your absolute treat, grilled to perfection with a hint of buttery taste, house chipotle mayo, feta cheese, and spices.

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Jose Cuervo Tequileria

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Quesadillas will always hold a special place on the table of Mexican cuisine. Locals flock to Jose Cuervo Cantina to sample their Quesadillas that parade various fillings like battered crispy fish fillet, strips of marinated grilled beef, and spicy ground beef. Just pick what best suits your Quesadillas mood. The best part? Their Quesadillas are always served with lots of cheese for your delight.

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Agave Mexican Cantina

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Home of authentic Mexican fare, the Chicken Enchiladas by Agave Mexican Cantina is a must-try dish for your own take on celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Picture this: a crave-worthy dish sitting on a plate of Mexican cheese, sautéed onions, and grilled chicken, filled with corn tortillas. The Chicken Enchiladas gets yummier as you start to taste smacks of sour cream and red ranchero sauce that adds a spicy twist to it.

  • +63 2 8403 6003
  • Building B3, 9th Ave Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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El Chupacabra

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

There's always a perfect time for street tacos, and El Chupacabra is your quickest shortcut to eat one instead of flying to Mexico. Made of soft corn tortilla, diners only get an authentic street taco dressed with a savory layer fillings like carne asada, carnitas, lengua, pollo, pescado, camaron. Eat as many tacos as you want, and no one will judge.

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Tres Chickas

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Bring out the Nachos! Tres Chickas serve mounds of tasty tortilla chips to locals every day topped with slices of beef, onions, tomatoes, and garlic cilantro sauce. The generous serving makes it a nice belly-warming meal, and Tres Chickas doesn't hold back in putting melted cheese, too!

  • +63 905 917 3524
  • Open Kitchen, 65 Congressional Ave Ext, Quezon City, 1116 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Milkrun Desserts

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No Cinco de Mayo feast is ever complete without a sweet plate of dessert, especially the OG Tres Leches Cake by Milkrun. Every spoonful of this sponge cake fills your taste buds with flavors of milk and heavy cream that's quite enough to give a blissful sugar rush for the day. Moreover, Milkrun's menu won't limit your Tres Leches Cake cravings because they have other variants here, too, like Ube and Cereal Milk!

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Chiquita Horchata

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Tequila may be an obvious choice for your classic Cinco de Mayo evening, but perhaps, Horchata can change your mind. Brewed using rice milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, this Mexican refreshment is the best company you can ask for on a scorching summer evening. Try their Original variant if you aim for something creamy, or go with Matchata (combination of matcha tea and Horchata) if you fancy a more adventurous sip, flavor-wise.

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CALLE CARNITAS SMOKEHOUSE PH

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After a satisfying full-course meal, sit back and indulge your sweet tooth with a mouthful of Mangonada. Their Mangonada will make you crave more because of its delightful fusion of sweet, spicy, and sour flavors. Calle Carnitas Smokehouse PH uses fresh mangos to keep its authentic Mexican taste.

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Pappu's Burritos

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You can already guess what's the best to sample first on this shop, and you're right, it's burritos. Pappu's take on the Mexican dish is homemade and comes with other yummy varieties for sharing with friends or enjoying solo. You can pick what meat your Burrito should have and add side dishes like garlic quesadilla, slices of cheese, or nachos to enjoy it more.

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