The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
It’s also a good reason to indulge in some Latin-inspired food and drinks.
Here are some places for a great margarita and guacamole in Reston:
bartaco , Reston Town Center — Reston Town Center’s newest restaurant evokes a trip to the Hamptons. Try the fresh-squeezed juices in your margarita and a wide variety of snack-sized tacos.
Uncle Julio’s, Reston Town Center — This town center standby is always a good place for house-made tortillas and frozen margaritas.
On the Border, Spectrum Center — Avoid the town center crowds and get made-to-order guacamole at the table.
Lake Anne Market — This mini-mart at Lake Anne Plaza has a kitchen that turns out quality pupusas, tacos, and other authentic Latin American specialities.
Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food and Lucky Lounge, Reston Town Center — It’s not technically a Mexican restaurant, but Jackson’s has some of the best margaritas in town.
Photo: Uncle Julio’s swirl margarita/Credit: Uncle Julio’s