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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo 2023 in San Francisco

Cinco de Mayo is a special day that celebrates Mexican heritage and culture. Good news – there are plenty of ways to join in the festivities in San Francisco throughout the month of May! Let’s take a look…

Mexican cuisine galore 

San Francisco is home to some of the best Mexican cuisine in the country, with many amazing restaurants and bars to visit such as…

  • La Taqueria – This Mission District institution has been serving up delicious tacos and burritos since 1973. Try their famous carnitas or al pastor tacos for a truly authentic Mexican experience.
  • Nopalito – With two locations in San Francisco, Nopalito offers a modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant – Tommy’s has been serving up classic Mexican dishes and some of the best margaritas in town for over 50 years. If you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail, this is the place to be.

Whether you’re a die-hard food lover or just looking for a great place to grab a bite, these restaurants are sure to impress. Make sure to extend the invitations out to the rest of the foodies group on ASKWHO!

Dance the night away

California loves to party, and throughout May there is no exception. Here are some amazing events to attend…

  • Carnaval San Francisco – Although it takes place after Cinco de Mayo, Carnaval San Francisco is an annual festival that celebrates Latin American and Caribbean cultures. Featuring live music, dancing, and a grand parade that winds through the Mission District.

For those who love to socialize and experience new things, these events are sure to be a hit. Don’t forget to connect with the lifestyle group to find more celebrations happening near you.

From film to music 

Mexico is home to a thriving arts community, which we believe should be celebrated! There are plenty of ways to support these artists and learn more about Mexican culture on this special occasion…

  1. Located in the Yerba Buena Gardens, the Mexican Museum is dedicated to showcasing Mexican American art and culture. 
  2. San Francisco is home to many talented Mexican musicians, from traditional mariachi bands to contemporary Latinx artists. Check out local venues like The Chapel, The Fillmore, and The Independent for upcoming shows.
  3. Mexican filmmakers have made some of the most iconic films in cinema history, from classic directors like Luis Buñuel to contemporary filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón. Gather some friends and have a movie night featuring films like “Y Tu Mamá También”, “Roma”, or “Pan’s Labyrinth”.

For those who appreciate art and culture, learning about Mexico through the arts is a great way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. You could always host your own appreciation night with the ASKWHO arts group.

Whether you’re a foodie, socialite, or art enthusiast, San Francisco is packed full of experiences and events for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to share your Cinco de Mayo fun on ASKWHO, and connect with other like-minded individuals to make the most of this special day. Viva Mexico!