The history of “Cinco De Mayo” celebrations go back to 1862, when the Mexican army celebrated their unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. This battle represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government during the resistance movement against French occupation of Mexico. Fast forward to modern times and Mexicans and Americans alike continue the celebration with free-flowing Mexican foods, drink and attire. If you’re moving to Los Angeles, Alex Moving & Storage, the premier moving company in LA, has put together a list of some of the best Mexican restaurants around town. Authentic, delicious and affordable, there are no better spots to celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

La Serenata de Garibaldi

1842 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Touted as one of the “Top Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles” as featured on The Food Network by Bobby Flay (Iron Chef), La Serenata de Garibaldi is a great choice for classy, upscale Mexican dining. It’s the perfect spot for parties, rehearsal dinners or any other special occasion!

Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café

3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Open for more than 50 years, this family-owned restaurant is known for its home-style Mexican dishes and large portions. “Manuel’s Special Burrito” was featured on Man vs. Food and weighs in at a whopping 5 lbs.! Even the standard burrito is 2.5 lbs., so be sure and come to Manuel’s very hungry!


3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Guelaguetza is a family-friendly restaurant that specializes in authentic Oaxacan fare. You can dine-in and enjoy live music or order catering for large events and groups.  And if you can’t live without your favorite sauces, Guelaguetza also has a store where you can purchase all of your favorite mole sauces, including Coloradito, Negro, and Eaxacan Red.

El Compadre

1449 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
7408 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Stop in at El Compadre to experience the intimate, authentic ambiance of old-world architecture and décor. You can enjoy all of your favorite classic Mexican dishes and even flaming margaritas!

No matter where you decide to celebrate Cindo De Mayo in Los Angeles this year, let the experts at Alex Moving & Storage help you get there! We can help you spend less time stressing about your move and more time sipping on sangria and margaritas! Call us today or fill out our easy online form for a free estimate of moving costs.