Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo… The Best Mexican Food in New Westminster

Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo… The Best Mexican Food in New Westminster


Happy Cinco de Mayo New Westminster! The 5th of May is always a fun chance to indulge in cravings for yummy Mexican food! Keep reading for our list of the best eateries in the area to get that taco fix!

What is “Cinco de Mayo?”

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on the 5th of May, to celebrate the Mexican Army’s victory against the French in the “Battle of Puebla” in 1862. Interestingly enough, Cinco de Mayo is actually one of the lesser-celebrated holidays in Mexico. Actually, it has become more significant in the US and Canada, and is mostly used to celebrate Mexican culture.

What better way to celebrate Mexican culture than eating some delicious, authentic food?

El Santo

First up on our list is El Santo! This Columbia Street eatery is the perfect place to treat yourself to some delicious upscale Mexican food on May 5th! The talented chefs combine traditional Mexican recipes with contemporary cooking style, and complete the dishes with the freshest ingredients possible! From their tasty appetizers to their delicious variety of tacos, you cannot go wrong! Bonus: El Santo has an amazing list of cocktails, beer and wine, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 

Ole Ole Mexican Cuisine

New West reviews on this delicious 12th street Mexican eatery agree that when it comes to Mexican food, sometimes “classic and simple” translate to “best!” Ole Ole Mexican Cuisine uses fresh, simple and delicious ingredients to create dishes straight off the streets of Mexico! For mouthwatering meals that won’t break the bank, this is the place to go! Grab your guy, gal or pal and head to Ole Ole for a quick and tasty Cinco de Mayo meal! 

Taqueria Playa Tropical Mexican Restaurant

Friendly staff, fresh food, a fun setting, that’s the winning combo atTaqueria Playa Tropical! They offer spicy tacos, incomparable chicken mole, fresh fish (pictured above) and more! You will be winning with any dish you choose! Bonus: Taqueria Playa also serves some of the tastiest festive beverages! Margaritas being just one of the yummy options, it’s the perfect place to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

The Taco Factory

Last, but certainly not least is… the Taco Factory! This Columbia Street eatery serves up delicious authentic Mexican dishes with vibrant and exciting colours, and we couldn’t complete our list without it! From tacos to burritos to tortilla soup, you can taste the authentic Mexican flavours in every bite! Bonus: the Taco Factory also participates in Doordash! So, if you want to enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the comfort of your own home, they’ve got you covered!

So there you have it, amigos, some tasty and exciting options for mouthwatering Mexican dishes! Whichever one of these New West restaurants you choose to satisfy those taco cravings, you will not be disappointed! Have a great weekend, friends!

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