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Monday, May 5, 2014

Tacos & Tequila: Best Cinco de Mayo Spots Nearby Museum Tower Dallas

Commonly mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the glorious victory won by the Mexican army against the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

READ MORE to see where you can celebrate Mexican heritage and pride with incredible Mexican drink and dining nearby Museum Tower Dallas.

Four-Course Cinco
Executive chef Jason Wade has a tequila and a four-course meal planned for a Cinco de Mayo tequila dinner at Boxwood Tap+Grill. Dishes include ropas vieja, chicken fritters, gulf snapper and tres leches. Two words: Muy delicioso! Contact Boxwood Tap+Grill for reservations or call your Museum Tower concierge for arrangements.

Mariachi & MoreOne tequila, two tequila, dance. Both Urban Taco and the Katy Trail Ice House will have live Mariachi bands, while The Rustic will bring in a Tex-Mex honky tonk band called Tejas Brothers.

Taco Stand
Taqueria La Ventana is tucked right behind Meso Maya, serving street tacos, burritos, cervezas and margaritas. The churro con cajeta is a nice finish to the meal. Residents love the relaxed outdoor dining experience at Taqueria La Ventana. The walk-up taco stand is vibrant, too, with colorful art on the rustic brick walls. Only outdoor seating is available.

Most Unique Margaritas
Chefs are getting crafty with the flavor design of the margarita and Cinco de Mayo is the perfect day to be adventurous. Avocado lovers rejoice with Chef Nico Sanchez's avocado margarita garnished with fresh pineapple at Meso Maya. Cubierto's has also crafted a Puebla Margarita specifically for the holiday with melon, lime, pomegranate and 100% blue agave tequila, premium orange liqueur and fresh squeezed citrus. Now you're thirsty.