Every Cinco de Mayo, no matter our nationality, we all love to get in on the jovial atmosphere of the holiday and celebrate Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. And, we love to do it in a delicious way – with tequila, tacos, fajitas and other Mexican eats.
This Cinco de Mayo, head to these authentic Mexican restaurants located just a short walk or drive away from your RESA apartment and get your fill of these scrumptious favorites. Or, simply order them for takeout or delivery and enjoy them from the comfort of your kitchen!
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, located at 401 7th St NW, Washington, DC which is a 10 minute journey from home, is a lively, upscale spot with creative Mexican tapas and street food, plus a lengthy cocktail and wine menu.
At Oyamel, José Andrés and his team combine Mexico’s rich regional diversity with the vibrant urban atmosphere of Mexico City. The liveliness of the dining room is matched by the creativity of the menu and cocktail list, featuring Mexican small plates, ceviches and tacos, plus unique margaritas and an impressive array of wine, tequila and mezcal.
Fresca Taqueria, located at 701 H St NE, Washington, DC which is worth every minute of its seven minute drive, is a simple restaurant offering classic Mexican plates and cocktails, plus outdoor tables with shade.
Fresca opened in 2016 with the purpose to bring fresh, traditional Mexican food to the area. They strive to promote Mexican culture through their food and are mostly known as a taqueria, so their tacos get the spotlight. However, they also offer other Mexican dishes, such as enchiladas, tostadas and chile rellenos.
401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
701 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002