May is always a great month here in Bryan-College Station, Texas, and it features one of the most fun days of the year – Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Over time, this day has become a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage with amazing traditions such as street festivals, live music performances, lots of amazing food, margaritas, and more.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Mexican culture in Bryan, so keep scrolling to find out what makes Bryan the place to be for Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Aggieland.
300 North Bryan Avenue, Bryan, TX
Featuring live music, street vendors, a live DJ, and plenty of tasty food, margaritas, and more, the 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Casa Rodriguez in Historic Downtown Bryan is the Brazos Valley’s ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration. The party starts at 4:00PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021! Click here for more information.
200 South Main Street, Bryan, TX
Papa Perez Mexican Cuisine has been a BCS staple for 15 years now, so you know it’s a great place to be on Cinco de Mayo! Pro tip: try the Mama P’s sour cream enchiladas. They’re seriously mouthwatering good. Click here to learn more about Papa Perez.
1005 South Coulter Drive, Bryan, TX
Raspas El Payasito is home to some of the best, most authentic Mexican food in the entire Bryan-College Station area. With delicious elotes, great fruit cups, and some seriously amazing tacos, this place is a must try for any fan of Mexican cuisine. They’ve earned quite the reputation for their tacos de matamoros, and the torta norteña is a local favorite. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/Elpayasito07
106 North Parker Avenue, Bryan, TX
Cilantro has been serving amazing authentic Mexican & Tex-Mex dishes in Historic Downtown Bryan for a few years now, and they have yet to disappoint. They’ve got great drinks, too, so it’s the perfect spot to spend your Cinco de Mayo. Visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/cilantrobcs
308 North Main Street, Bryan, TX
Another Downtown Bryan favorite, Taco Crave serves street tacos like you’d expect to find in Monterrey. The “Crave Chicken” is their signature item, but the tacos al pastor and carnitas are incredible, too. Learn more about Taco Crave here: www.facebook.com/tacocravebcs
5001 Boonville Road, Bryan, TX
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Christopher’s World Grille is showcasing some of their favorite quality tequilas and mezcals. While you enjoy each taste, Chef Christopher Lampo will serve hors d’oeuvres to enhance the flavor notes of the tequila & mezcal. For the tasting lineup, tickets, and more information, click here.
4282 Boonville Road, Bryan, TX
Angry Elephant is throwing a Cinco de Mayo party of their own, complete with some of the best margaritas in town! Visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/angryelephantBTX
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Chris is the Destination Marketing Manager for Destination Bryan. Originally from North Texas, Chris has called Bryan-College Station home since 2014. Chris is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University’s Recreation, Park & Tourism Science program. When he’s not telling you about the restaurant he tried this weekend that was “SO good,” he’s probably talking about his dog or taking photos of a Brazos Valley sunset.