Indianapolis will be party city when Cinco de Mayo rolls around.
In the past decade, the Hispanic population of Indiana’s largest city has grown by leaps and bounds, and now, the city sports a wide number of Mexican restaurants and bars that will make for perfect spots for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. So if you’re looking to soak up some Mexican culture on May 5th, here are the five best bars and restaurants that will roll out the red carpet for Cinco de Mayo in Indianapolis.
5215 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Although this is a relatively new restaurant on Indianapolis’ restaurant scene, it has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the city. La Mulita has great Mexican cuisine that is paired up with fantastic drinks that will make you see why folks flock to this SoBro newbie.
1642 E. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46201
In Holy Cross, this staple of Indy’s Mexican cuisine scene still attracts Cinco de Mayo revelers. La Prada serves up the real deal, and the food here is simply tremendous. The drinks are solid as well, making this spot one that should be on your list as to which restaurant to visit on Cinco de Mayo.
4309 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205
A lot of people may not know this, but Indianapolis does tacos really, really well. This makes the city one of the best spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and one of the restaurants that you have to visit is Paco’s Taqueria, a taco joint that is highly rated and does indeed have some of the best tacos in Indy.
1043 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203
When in doubt on where to go for Cinco de Mayo, this spot has to be on your list. La Margarita has been a cornerstone in the up-and-coming Fountain Square area for years, and the Mexican cuisine here is known around the city. Pair up your dish with one of their potent drinks, and you know have a place worthy of hosting a Cinco de Mayo get-together.
334 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
For the sheer ambiance of the place, you can’t go wrong with holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration at this downtown restaurant. Bakersfield will be ground zero for Cinco de mayo celebrations in Indianapolis, with their fantastic Mexican cuisine and strong drinks turning this spot into “the spot” for Cinco de Mayo in Indy.