Cinco de Mayo Will Mesmerize Your Taste Buds With Truly Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, is probably the most confusing holiday celebrated. Many think this holiday refers to Mexico’s Independence Day, which it is not; that holiday falls on September 16th. To some, and we wholeheartedly agree with this thinking, it’s simply a great excuse to eat some great Mexican food and have a margarita or two.
The true meaning of Cinco de Mayo is an important day in the history of Mexico. Much like a David and Goliath story, Cinco de Mayo represents Mexico’s unlikely victory, against the French army during the Battle of Puebla.
The French soldiers were better equipped and trained than the Mexican people struggling to defend the road to Mexico City. Their army easily rolled through Mexico until it reached Puebla where, on May fifth, the Mexicans made a valiant stand and, against all logic, won a huge victory. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations are very important for Mexicans living outside of Mexico, particularly those in the United States. Would you believe the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo party takes place in Los Angeles, California? Every year, the people of Los Angeles celebrate “Festival de Fiesta Broadway” on May fifth (or on the closest Sunday) with a large, raucous party of parades, food, dancing, music and hundreds of thousands attending annually.
But, here in Fort Lee, New Jersey, you can plan for a more subtle and private celebration only steps from your luxury rental apartment at The Modern. The restaurant, aptly named Cinco de Mayo, will mesmerize your taste buds with truly authentic Mexican cuisine like Pollo al Diablo, Mariscada al Ajillo, Salmon Guadalajara and Pescado Veracruz, to name a few of your favorite dinner dishes. Their reasonably priced menu features Enchiladas, Fiesta Taco Bowl Salad, Chimichangas and Tacos de Chorizo. Sorry, no Margaritas served here. However, they welcome BYOB.
If, for any reason, you’d rather invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your apartment, the restaurant offers free delivery to your home.
Cinco de Mayo
2428 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey
11:00am to 10:00pm daily