Cinco de Mayo, on Sunday May 5, 2013, is celebrated in Minneapolis and St. Paul at restaurants and clubs, and with a huge fiesta in the District del Sol in the Westside of St. Paul. Here's what's happening for Cinco de Mayo in Minneapolis and St. Paul in 2013.
01 of 06
New organizers for the Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Westide St. Paul this year, the festival is being put on by the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation. Many of the elements from years past are being retained - there will be
The Cinco de Mayo fiesta has entertainment, music, dancing, food, a low rider car show, children's activities, a history area, and a parade.
The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta events are at several locations along Cesar Chavez Street in Westside St. Paul on Saturday May 4, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
02 of 06
El Nuevo Rodeo, the Latin dance club and restaurant on Minneapolis' Lake Street has a packed day of Cinco de Mayo celebrations on Saturday.
On Saturday, El Nuevo Rodeo hosts their annual free street party, with food, live music, dancers and entertainment from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. at El Nuevo Rodeo. The event is free and open to the whole family - there will be bounce houses and entertainers for the kids.
At 9pm, evening revelers can see Grupo Esplendor inside El Nuevo Rodeo, after the festival.
03 of 06
04 of 06
Cinco de Mayo Food and Events at Mexican Restaurants
The highest concentrations of real Mexican restaurants like La Poblanita are along East Lake Street in south Minneapolis. Try Mercado Central, the Latin American marketplace at 1515 East Lake Street, which has ten Mexican restaurants and bakeries.
In St. Paul, La Cucharacha is sure to be busy. Senor Wong is a Mexican/Asian fusion restaurant in downtown. Most authentic Mexican restaurants in St. Paul are in the District del Sol in the Westside, many on Cesar Chavez Street.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06
06 of 06