Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day that is a source of pride for Mexican Americans and a celebration of their culture and heritage. This day in 1862 the Mexican army took an unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla and has been celebrated in California since 1863. Take your pick from these mexican restaurants around Truckee, and have fun!

Casa Baeza
Located in downtown Truckee, this has been a local favorite for over 30 years. It’s all about the outstanding tequila bar. Famous for their margaritas and plomas or ‘clay pot’ but don’t be fooled, they are strong! Find a spot at the bar and if Andres, the owner, is there, you are sure to be friends by the end of the night.

Tacos Jalisco
Located on the west side of town in the 7-Eleven shopping center. This is the place for good authentic mexican food. My favorite and the most unique is the Armadillo. A thick stew of meat, shrimp and cactus and comes in a sizzling hot rock bowl (molcajete) and eaten fajita style with tortillas. They started out as a taco truck around town and now they have doubled the size of their original restaurant with a second location now in The Village at Northstar.

Margs Taco Bistro
Located in downtown Truckee, Marg’s is new to Truckee and hasn’t been open for a year yet. They have a new spin on the authentic Mexican meal with options like the Caprese Taco and the Philly Steak Taco. Tortillas are house made and you will start off with a few at your table when you are seated! Try the Watermelon-Mint Margarita for something fun! When the garage style door opens for an indoor/outdoor seating, it is a great hang out for the warm summer days and into the night.

Los Tacos Bailandos
The local taco truck. If you see this white truck with black lettering, you have to stop. Great street tacos and burritos. If you can’t find them, you will be sure to find them this summer at Truckee Thursdays.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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