Mexican Restaurants to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate Mexican culture in the United States, and what better way to do it than with some excellent food? Here is a list of Mexican restaurants that I think you should try.
- El Barzon – 3710 Junction Avenue, Detroit, MI 48210
This restaurant masterfully combines traditional Mexican and classic Italian meals. It’s certainly a one-of-a-kind location, with its menu divided into two sections based on the two cuisines. They have a gorgeous terrace in the rear with thick flora that will make you feel like you’re in a tiny sanctuary. Chef Norberto Garita is the brains behind this establishment, and don’t miss out on his second restaurant, La Noria, where he mixes Mexican tastes with wood-fired pizza.
- Mojave Cantina – 48 W 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI 48017
Mojave Cantina is the place to go for authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. This restaurant consistently appears on our Vote 4 the Best list and was voted Best Mexican Restaurant last year. Personally, I enjoy their enchiladas… Something about the way the cheese caramelizes over their crimson enchilada sauce is just delicious. Mojave Cantina has a second location in White Lake, as well as a bar/patio area named 54 West, which is connected to their Clawson site. They will also have a special Cinco de Mayo menu available on Friday.
- M Cantina – 13214 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126
Southwest Detroit is well-known for its Mexican cuisine, but a little cantina in East Dearborn serves a fresh upscale take on Mexican street food. They are most renowned for their gourmet tacos, which are not your typical tacos. Churrasco with filet mignon and chimichurri, or duck carnitas with guava chipotle sauce, chile oil, and crispy onions are among the options. If you really want to splurge, Wagyu and Kobe meat are occasionally available, but you must inquire. Make sure to leave room for dessert and drinks, which are also noteworthy.
- Barrio Cocina y Taquileria – 555 Forest Avenue, Plymouth, MI 48170
This is one of 96.3 WDVD’s Blaine Fowler’s favorite spots, and it’s easy to see why. Barrio boasts a vibrant environment, delicious cuisine, and a variety of good drinks. They carry a large selection of your favorite tequila brands.
- Taco Bros – 128 Sycamore Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Taco Bros in Wyandotte serves Mexican street food with a twist, like as tacos, birria ramen, and a stacked burrito bowl. Rodrigo Lopez and his brother Junior continued the family tradition by opening this restaurant in Downtown Wyandotte. The restaurant features a modern decor with bright flashes of color, such as the yellow neon sign that proclaims “Taquero Mucho.” There are also some modern accents on the menu. They provide typical tacos in a double corn shell and other Mexican staples, but they’ve also added some new things, such as the aforementioned birria ramen.
- El Charro – Various Locations in Fraser, St. Clair Shores, and Macomb
We all have family traditions, and one Fraser family turned theirs into a profitable company. Delia Martin loved preparing dishes from her parents, Rosalio and Consuelo Rendon, one of which was the puffy taco, a thick, corn-based shell that puffs up when deep-fried. In 1971, she and her husband, George, and his parents were able to purchase a modest restaurant in Fraser. That was the beginning of El Charro, a popular Tex-Mex style chain on Metro Detroit’s east side. You must try a puffy taco if you have never had one before.
- Atwater Street Tacos– 26425 Atwater Street, Flat Rock, MI 48134
Gerardo Melgarejo, his wife Monica, and a friend had always wanted to open their own restaurant, so when they came upon a building for lease on Atwater Street in Downtown Flat Rock, they jumped at the chance. Gerardo’s entire family pitched in to make their dream a reality. They wanted to create true street cuisine, thus their tacos are made in the classic Mexican manner, with two corn tortillas, meat, onions, cilantro, and a lime wedge. They also provide elotes, esquites, and other classic Mexican corn street meals. What sets this establishment apart is its position directly on the Huron River. So, after you’ve had some delicious tacos, you can round out your meal.
- Catrina Mia – 6425 N Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
If you like birria, you should try it at this Dearborn Heights food truck. Birria is a sort of stewed meat from Jalisco, Mexico (traditionally goat, but most typically beef in America) that can be served in a number of ways. The most popular method to eat it (as shown on social media) is in the form of a taco or quesadilla with a consommé to dip it in. You may get it turned into a pizza, torta, nachos, or whatever you like! Furthermore, everything is halal.
- Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix Street, Detroit, MI 48209
We’ll wrap up our list with a famous place in Southwest Detroit that’s a little off the beaten path. This sprawling Mexican eatery in Southwest Detroit has humble origins. On weekends, Jose de Jesus Lopez would make tacos for his family and friends. He used to prepare tacos in Mexico City and yearned for the flavor of home. They just served them out of a home at first, but he soon wanted to expand. The restaurant expanded as a result of his and his family’s hard work. The restaurant has expanded to include numerous dining areas. Lopez claims that he enlarged the restaurant to include the home and front yard. While they are perhaps best known for the tacos that they invented…