Let's face it, Cinco De Mayo is just plain fun! The music, the history, the art, the food, and the high spirits, all make for a very festive holiday. The celebration of Cinco de Mayo continues to grow in the United States to honor Mexican people, history, culture and heritage. And with our strong ties to the historic barrio in Carlsbad Village, Cinco De Mayo is a very special holiday for us locals.
Celebrations on this venerable day usually include tasty Mexican food and refreshing margaritas. Whether street tacos are your go-to food, or chile rellenos, frozen margaritas, or specialty margs on ice, the downtown Carlsbad businesses can help you make memories. There are so many to choose from and they can be found on the Carlsbad Village Dining page on our website, but several noteworthy businesses, just ideal for a Cinco De Mayo celebration, are highlighted below.
Lola's 7-Up Deli is the longest running business in Carlsbad Village. Established in 1943 as a grocery, it reopened in 1986 as a deli, and has been operated as such ever since. But this isn’t your typical deli. This one is a third-generation gem in the heart of the historic Barrio neighborhood in downtown Carlsbad that specializes in homemade Mexican food like carne asada burritos, fish tacos, beef enchiladas, and truly the best Chilaquiles around. They are famous for their delicious mini bean and cheese burritos, a fan favorite for kids of all ages.
Senor Grubby's, a local favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with tasty food, delicious margaritas, and a hometown feel, is perfect for this noteworthy day. They also serve up a variety of specialty margaritas and cocktails to enhance any Mexican dish.
Norte's Mexican Food has been serving Carlsbad locals and tourists for 46 years. They know a thing or two about good Mexican food. Their patio is an ideal place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.
For nearly 20 years, Las Olas Carlsbad has been serving up fresh Baja-style Mexican food to adoring fans. They also make a mean margarita and know how to make you feel right at home.
We hope you will make Carlsbad Village your Cinco De Mayo celebration destination of choice on Thursday, May 5th. There are many businesses in the Village just waiting to raise a toast to Cinco De Mayo with you.