Cinco de Mayo Mexican banner with guitar and flowers

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every year on May 5th. It is observed in honor of the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. People all over the world celebrate the day by organizing parades, enjoying music, throwing fiestas, and by eating and drinking Mexican cuisine. We have put together a list of some of our favorite places to grab the best authentic Mexican food in the Saratoga County, so you can go out and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with great food and drinks!

Ballston Spa

Mi Casa

At Mi Casa, they believe in finding reason to celebrate every day. What better reason than Cinco de Mayo?  They work to recreate authentic flavors from Mexico so that their guests can experience the celebration that is their food. Currently, they are offering take out services only, so make sure to grab some food and bring it home to continue the party! 

To view their menu: Mi Casa Restaurant

Clifton Park

La Fiesta

La Fiesta is a colorful cantina that serves traditional Mexican fare and margaritas. They have patio seating when available and occasionally they even have performances by a mariachi band. 

To view their menu: La Fiesta


Pancho’s, is a family-owned restaurant, representing the Mexican tradition of hospitality and friendship. Their fresh homemade food is prepared daily using the finest ingredients. 

To view their menu: Panchos Clifton Park

Glens Falls

Mi Rancho

Mi Rancho provides authentic Mexican cuisine in Glens Falls, NY. They invite you to come and taste the love they put into their food! 

To view their menu: Mi Rancho

 Rauls Mexican Grill

At Rauls Mexican Grill you will find the freshest ingredients and margarita’s that are always flowing whether it’s Cinco de Mayo or just any regular day! Enjoy their menu of fresh and creative items with a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options as well. 

To view their menu: Rauls Mexican Grill

Saratoga Springs

El Mexicano

Take your Cinco de Mayo celebration over to El Mexicano, where they are known for their chefs authentic Mexican cooking including menu items like burritos, tamales, enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas. They also have margaritas and sweet desserts. They use fresh ingredients and outdoor seating is now available. 

To view their menu: El Mexicano Restaurant


Cantina serves fresh, contemporary Mexican and Southwest food and exceptional margaritas. Unfortunately, not in time for the Cinco de Mayo festivities, but they will be opening a rooftop bar over the summer of this year! 

To view their menu: Cantina Saratoga

Tatu Tacos & Tequila

Tatu’s menu features food from the Yucatán Peninsula region of Mexico, home to the ancient Mayan civilization. The food has its own style, different than traditional Mexican fare. The cuisine was heavily influenced by the Mayan, Caribbean, Spanish, African, and Middle Eastern cultures. 

To view their menu: Tatu Tacos & Tequila

Mexican Connection

Mexican Connection Restaurante y Tequileria has been serving homemade cuisine for over 40 years. All food is made-to-order on premises, providing the freshest and best tasting food possible. Get your Cinco de Mayo drink on with their full bar featuring over 160 premium sipping tequilas and Mezcals, a wide selection of beer and award-winning hand-shaken margaritas. 

To view their menu: Mexican Connection Restaurant & Tequilaria


Looking for a Mexican meal that’s a little more fast-casual? Taquero serves tacos, rice bowls, salads, and even DONUTS for a sweet treat.  

To view their menu: Taquero Tacos & Donuts


Amigos Cantina

Amigos Cantina is in Schuylerville, NY, just 8 miles from Saratoga Springs. Amigos Cantina serves up award winning food, over 60 tequilas, and an atmosphere unlike any other. The food is best described as fresh, with vibrant flavors of southwest, Latino, and Caribbean influence. Currently they are offering takeout service only. 

To view their menu: Amigos Cantina