Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Most people are unaware of the day’s origins, but that doesn’t deter from typical U.S. festivities that include sipping on margaritas and feasting on Mexican cuisine. Visit these New Hampshire Mexican restaurants for authentic flavor and tequila worth toasting to on Cinco de Mayo.
Mexican Restaurants of New Hampshire
Vida Cantina | 2456 Lafayette RoaD, Portsmouth, NH 03801
A local Portsmouth staple, Vida Cantina is committed to creating dishes that incorporate both Mexican and contemporary style flavors. There’s no shortage of tequila in this neighborhood. With more than 40+ tequila options, you’ll always find margarita you haven’t tasted. For bulk sized taste with a lot of goodness, do not pass up the Vida’s Tequila and Salsa Flights. Celebrate Cinco at Vida Cantina for a pig roast feast, a live DJ, and giveaways that include Red Sox tickets and more.
Las Olas Taqueria| 30 Portsmouth avenue, exeter, NH 03833
Las Olas Taqueria seamlessly combines fresh food with unmatched flavor. Operating with an eat fresh mindset, Las Olas offers customers locally sourced foods from Kellie Brook Farm in neighboring Greenland, NH. Their menu includes an extensive list of tasty burritos, enchiladas, and nacho options for foodies that crave the classic dishes. The first 100 visitors to Las Olas on May 5 will receive a free signature Cinco de Mayo t-shirt.
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant| 1 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH 03301
There are nine Margaritas restaurants scattered throughout New Hampshire, but Concord takes the title for the most historic and memorable location. In the heart of downtown, the restaurant operates inside the old Concord Police Headquarters and Jail. Yes, old jail. The multi-level eatery offers a unique dining experience with seating available in the old jail cells. Margaritas is partying all week with drink and food specials during their ‘5 days of Cinco’. Visit your local Margs location on Cinco de Mayo for a chance to win a trip to the Mayan Riviera.
La Carreta Mexican Restaurant | 35 Manchester road, suite 5a, derry, NH 03038
La Carreta uses the freshest and tastiest of ingredients to prepare their authentic dishes. Understanding that not everyone enjoys the spice of Mexican food, La Carreta cooks each meal to suit every spice comfort level. Known for their salsa and sauces on each table, the crew uses their own recipes to create a blend of flavors that keep customers returning. Visit La Carreta’s other locations in Portsmouth, Nashua, Londonderry, and Manchester for an equally delicious Cinco de Mayo meal.
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana | 11 hills Avenue, concord, NH 03301
Established in Concord, Hermanos is known for their salt rimmed margaritas, countless vegetarian and vegan options, and the best service around. The restaurant has three separate dining areas and an upstairs lounge to accommodate the whole Cinco de Mayo crowd. Hermanos is a fantastic dining choice for music connoisseurs. Live jazz performances are featured Sunday through Thursday, and live band performances each Saturday.