Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

May 3, 2024 2:49 pm Published by

As Cinco de Mayo approaches, the residents of Bastrop eagerly await the vibrant celebrations that mark this Hispanic holiday. More than a festival, it’s an opportunity to revel in the rich cultural heritage woven into this community’s fabric.

In Bastrop, where Mexican heritage runs deep, this day is a reminder of the shared history between the local community and the heritage that shaped the region. The city is filled with colorful decorations, lively music and dance, and traditional cuisine that bring together the local communities to honor the history that Cinco de Mayo represents.

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the triumph of the Mexican army over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This day is celebrated in Mexico and parts of the United States, where there are significant Hispanic communities, like our very own Bastrop!

Satisfy Your Cravings With The Local Cuisine and Margaritas

In Bastrop, you’re spoilt for choice when finding that perfect place to shout “¡Viva Mexico!” while reveling in the festivities. For those looking for authentic cuisine, nothing beats the vibe of a local eatery to raise your glass in celebration as you savor each bite. From intimate dining experiences to vibrant and lively atmospheres, there’s something for every taste and preference.

Anita’s Cafe

Ready to savor the bold flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine? Anita’s Daily All Day Specials will give you a new experience for every visit. Their bar drink menu even offers a $2 Mimosa on Sundays.

Casa Chapala

Craving for Molcajete and Conchita del Mar? Casa Chapala’s secret family recipes and over 200 tequila selections will warmly welcome you! If you’re looking for Mexican food for events, Casa Chapala also offers catering services.

Las Cocinas

Want to try something new but still have a staple go-to place? Well-loved by the local community, Las Cocinas keeps its menu and business fresh by changing the specials menu weekly and offering ceramic trinkets made in Mexico!

Morelia Mexican Restaurant

Fajitas anyone? Morelia’s Mexican Grill will keep your stomach full, but not at the cost of your wallet. From the vegetarian and kid’s menu to the ribeye steaks, there’s something for every customer to enjoy.

Cinco de Mayo 4 Niños

If you want an interactive experience for kids ages 12 and under to join the Cinco de Mayo celebration, stop by the Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center for a free, family-friendly event! Cinco de Mayo 4 Niños is Saturday, May 4, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, and will feature games, crafts, educational videos, storytelling, and more!

Be Close to it All

Residents of The Colony are never too far from year-round celebrations in the heart of Bastrop. You will have easy access to the city and be surrounded by gently rolling hills and the lost pines, where the Colorado River meets the peaceful woods of Texas. Find a balanced lifestyle and your dream home at The Colony!

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This post was written by Jennifer Haveman