Cinco de Mayo is an important date in Mexican history. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Under General Ignacio Zaragoza, 5,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians defeated the French army in what was known as the “Batalla de Puebla” on the fifth of May. The “Batalla de Puebla” represents a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism. In the United States, the “Batalla de Puebla” became known simply as “Cinco De Mayo”. Many people incorrectly equate this date with Mexican Independence Day, which is actually on September 16.
At Latitude 26, we’re excited about celebrating the festival of Cinco De Mayo with all our friends and neighbors. We invite you to come by, for lunch or dinner, and sample some of the great new dishes Tony has prepared for this week. Crowd-pleasing favorites such as our Chile con Queso (from an old family recipe), fresh guacamole and chips, and our Smoked Brisket platter will, of course be available. Ask about our Cinco specials and try one of our new dishes!
How about a Paloma? A perennial favorite south of the border, the Paloma is made with Tequila, Squirt soda and lime. Some call it a “carbonated Margarita”. Whatever your preference, we’ll be serving Palomas and our fresh squeezed Margaritas all day!
We look forward to seeing you!