Cinco de Mayo at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

April 28, 2011

Old Town San Diego is the place to be for authentic Mexican food and entertainment for San Diego’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. On May 5th, Fiesta de Reyes, El Fandango and The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will be hosting special celebrations in honor of the Mexican holiday.


Starting at 1 p.m., Fiesta de Reyes will have folklorico dancers performing on the stage within the plaza.  Guests will get to enjoy the traditional Mexican, lively dance of Ballet Folklorico until 3 p.m.  At 3:30 p.m., Old Town’s favorite mariachi group, Los Rios will perform some of their favorite Mexican songs.

At 6:30 p.m., Los Rios will move over to Barra Barra Saloon to perform and Luis Max & The Blue Moon will take the Fiesta de Reyes stage at 7 p.m. They will entertain the crowd with hot Latin jazz as crowds enjoy margaritas and authentic Mexican dishes under the stars until 11:30 p.m.  For more information about Fiesta de Reyes, visit www.fiestadereyes.com.

Also situated within the state park, El Fandango Restaurant is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a special menu and musical entertainment. They will be offering $2 street tacos and $4 house margaritas all day. Guests will also be able to commemorate the holiday with $10 house margarita pitchers. Starting at 3 p.m., there will be an extended happy hour menu until closing at the bar plus $3 tequila shots.  Topping off the night will be a special performance by a Latin-inspired DJ on the outside patio for people to enjoy while eating and drinking from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information about El Fandango, visit: http://elfandangorestaurant.com/.

The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant will be offering a special Mexican-themed menu with tamales, enchiladas, fish tacos, street tacos and burritos. Live entertainment will entertain guests on the front veranda overlooking the state park with mariachis and specialty Mexican drinks such as tequila shots and margaritas.  For more info about The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant, visit http://oldtowncosmopolitan.com/.

Old Town San Diego is considered the birthplace of California since San Diego was the site of the first permanent Spanish settlement in California. For more information about Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=663 .

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