Diane Powers first launched Old Town’s Cinco de Mayo festival in 1983, and today she continues her dedication to the exposition of Mexican cultures with lively celebrations at her Bazaar del Mundo Restaurants.
Weekend-long specials on food and drinks include: the festive “Cincorita” margarita – strawberry, Midori (melon flavored liqueur) and lime in layers of green, white and red, paying homage to the Mexican flag; cheesy Enchiladas Banderas – a savory sampling of chicken, cheese and beef enchiladas served with three different sauces – verde, blanca and rojas (green, white and red).
It wouldn’t be one of Powers’ distinguished events without strolling Mariachis and Folkloric dancers!
Also visit Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town for festive and authentic Cinco de Mayo attire and decorations for your own home or party.
Join us, Saturday & Sunday, May 4 to 5 – with live entertainment from noon to 9:30 p.m.
About Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican troops, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, prevailed over French forces on May 5, 1862. Mexico’s soldiers, greatly outnumbered, defeated the army that was thought to be the most powerful in the world at the time. Though it did not stop the French from taking control of Mexico, the victory boosted the nation’s morale and determination to fight the invasion.
One of the many beautiful traditions of Mexican culture is the enjoyment and energy of the holidays. Much like a family meal, our friends south of the border, as well as many of Mexican descent in San Diego, savor every moment of the holidays and are in no hurry for them to end.
Here is a link to an article in Yucatan Travels titled “10 Mexican Traditions for the New Year”. http://www.yucatan-holidays.com/guidebook/10-mexican-traditions-for-the-new-year/. You’ll find it fun to read and you’ll feel like you’re there, enjoying the festivities.
No matter how you celebrate the beginning of the New Year or what traditions you enjoy, all of us at Casa de Bandini and the other San Diego Mexican restaurants that are part of the Diane Powers group, wish you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.