Cinco de Mayo in North Seattle, 2012

Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics of “My Girl” and wondered exactly what they were thinking?  “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.”  Except, May is usually still fairly cold, and pretty rainy – just look outside right now.  The Temptations must have never been to the Pacific Northwest.

Temperature aside, May is here, and for those who celebrate it, Cinco de Mayo actually falls on a Saturday this year (meaning you can avoid calling in sick to work the next day).  If you’re celebrating the 5th of May, North Seattle Sarah has you covered with some of the best parties in town.

First off, Tacos Guaymas is having their annual Cinco Party in Green Lake.  If you haven’t checked this out, it’s a pretty packed outdoor event and probably the largest Cinco de Mayo party in north Seattle.  Live DJ, Sauza Girls, and a mariachi band are just a few of the fun things you can expect at Tacos Guaymas, with several thousand people anticipated to attend each year.

Down in Fremont, celebrate the evening with live music at Nectar.  The Yogoman Burning Band plays at 8pm, and tickets are $7.

At COA Mexican Eatery (7919 Roosevelt Way NE), enjoy $5 AHA Toro Margaritas, plus $2 street tacos and a $100 giveaway.  They’ll also have pinatas and a bouncy house from 12pm to 3pm.

Other venues that typically run specials for Cinco de Mayo include The Matador in Ballard and El Chupacabra in Phinney Ridge.  Remember to please stay safe on Cinco-de-Drinko and either hoof it locally or call a cab – those margaritas can be mighty strong.  Enjoy!

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