Left: Courtesy Loterîa Grill; Right: Courtesy Casa Vega
You can’t let Cinco de Mayo pass without having at least one margarita! And if you’re having a margarita, well, you have to have some guacamole to go with it. (It’s the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie story…)
If you don’t have a cavernous rec room (sans breakables!) or a decent-sized backyard, a piñata isn’t the most practical choice for Cinco de Mayo.
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