You don't really need an excuse to inhale gaucamole and margaritas, but its cool May 5th gives us one anyway! LA is overflowing with Mexican restaurants but I filtered out the "meh" locations and made a great guide that will guarantee you a great Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican food binge excuse!
Historical spot that offers FREE walking tours of the colorful Mexican alley marketplace on Cinco De Mayo. The only thing that might cost you is the churros you might buy. And the parking...
Funky and colorful Mexican decor and tamales that I wish were sold in stores. One of my favorite Westside Mexican joints!
Ditch "Chipotle" and "Baja Fresh" and basically anything in LA that you thought was "Mexican". Come here for some authentic and historic Los Angelino Mexican culture and food.
This place has been around even when I was a kid and I'm not surprised. I would put their guacamole through an IV if I could!
Great place for your maragrita fix! They come in basically every flavor/color of the rainbow!
One of the coolest cantinas in LA. They have an impressive tequila bar, cuban cigar bar and mariachi bands that aren't obnoxious!
They have live music, margarita pitchers, and tacos that make me question how I'm not even a little bit Latin!
It's right by my house and a great spot to meet my friends after work or a day of shopping at the Beverly Center just a few blocks down. I'd actually go here by myself just for the fries.
Great slighter higher end Mexican restaurant that won't leave you feeling obese or greasy. Fun crowd and atmosphere too!