by Erin Chambers - 9246 Reviews - 161 List
Make plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5. From Downtown to Old Town, find San Diego's best Mexican restaurants, margaritas and festive events.
Updated: April 25, 2009
Family-friendly Mexican restaurant known for classic fare and drinks turns up the heat on weekends. Be sure to get there early on Cinco de Mayo, as the sidewalk tables with views of Gaslamp partiers wandering by are filled up by 10am.
Nouvelle Mexican cuisine in Old Town made better than the rest with a sunset patio and serious tequila selection: Over 500 varieties available. Needless to say, this is considered "the" place for serious tequila people on Cinco de Mayo.
There are lines around the block here on a normal day. Can you imagine what it's like on Cinco de Mayo? But we think this is one legendary Old Town taco spot(known for warm tortillas made in the front window) that's worth the wait.
If you're catering your own Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo, this is the place to order the goods: Mortididas (cut up rolled tacos with melted cheese), fish tacos, burritos, enchilada platters, the best chips in the city, and more. Be sure to order well in advance.