Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate at one (or all) of the best places to get Mexican food or a margarita in Bismarck-Mandan.

Before we jump into the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, here's what you need to know about the holiday according to History.com:

  • Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
  • Cinco de Mayo is more celebrated in the United States than in Mexico.
  • Cinco de Mayo is not considered a federal holiday in Mexico.
  • Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals.
  • Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day. Mexico's independence was declared 50 years before the Battle of Puebla.

Now that you know a little more about Cinco de Mayo, take a look at the best places to celebrate in Bismarck-Mandan.

  • 1

    Fiesta Villa

    411 E Main Ave.

    Fiesta is located in the historic Northern Pacific Depot. Not only do they have one of the best patios in town, their margarita is a consistent winner in Bismarck Tribune's Best of the Best awards. Be sure to order a house margarita on the rocks.

    Mike Johnson from Fully Loaded will also be there to play an acoustic set.

    TSM Bismarck
  • 6

    Taco Del Mar

    1024 S. 12th St.

    Taco Del Mar has a wide variety of Mexican food options. It's quick, delicious and you can even have an adult beverage! If you're feeling up to it, try their Cinco de Mondo Burrito Challenge. 5 pounds of burrito, 30 minutes. Can you handle it?

    Check out how Scott Mann did with the challenge HERE.

  • 2


    2620 State St.

    Paradiso is a favorite spot for Mexican cuisine and a good margarita. Get your margarita in just about any flavor you can imagine. A personal favorite is the blended strawberry mango.

    TSM Bismarck
  • 4

    La Carreta

    505 E Bismarck Expwy.

    La Carreta is a great place to grab some authentic Mexican food and a delicious margarita. There are 7 different flavors and you can get them in regular or jumbo sizes. If you're with a group, get a pitcher!

    TSM Bismarck
  • 8

    Los Molcajetes

    1101 S 12th St.

    Los Molcajetes started as a food truck, but now provides Mexican cuisine at a permanent location. Stop in to their new place and give one of their many authentic dishes a try!

  • 4

    Los Luna's

    108 N. Mandan St.

    Los Luna's is opening its doors at their new location to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! There will be live music from Next 2 the Tracks and the Bud Light girls from McQuade Distributing will be there with samples.

    Los Luna's Facebook
  • 9


    1032 Airport Rd.

    This as about as authentic as Mexican food gets in Bismarck! It's tucked away on Airport Road but you won't be able to miss it with those bright colors.

    Arnaldo's Facebook Page
  • 7

    Taqueria El Guerro

    2901 Memorial Hwy SE, Ste A1 Mandan

    If you're in Mandan, look no further than Taqueria El Guerro for your Cinco de Mayo meal. Check out photos on their Facebook page and you'll be rushing over there. They even have dessert!