Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Paso Robles

Guest Blog By: Kristin Fitzgerald

Cinco de Mayo, although a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, is a time to celebrate the rich Mexican culture and heritage that makes California what it is! What better way to celebrate than to experience the Spanish art and flavors that are woven throughout the City of Paso Robles. Whether you are a local, or visiting for the weekend, here are 4 fun and simple must-do’s this 5 de Mayo weekend!

Visit the San Miguel Mission

Located just 10 miles north of Paso Robles, the San Miguel Mission was founded in 1797 and is one of the area’s historical and cultural treasures. Open daily from 10am-4:30pm for self-guided tours, take a step back in time and experience what life was like during this important period of our history.

Shop and Explore downtown

From boutiques, antiques, art galleries to olive oil and wine tasting, downtown Paso has something for everyone—year round! But make sure to stop in Viva Paso this Cinco de Mayo for some fun Mexican-influenced home decor, art, gifts, beauty, and wellness items. Their most popular items include the traditional Mexican Serape and the luchador bottle openers.

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos

What’s Cinco de Mayo without eating a taco or two? For authentic Mexican food, head over to Orale Taqueria, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. For the traditionalist, try the carnitas street tacos (crispy and perfectly seasoned). For those looking for something more unique, order the lengua or buche tacos! Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy the complimentary salsa bar!

Have a Margarita!

With over 140 Tequilas and Mezcal’s, Fish Guacho is the place to sit back, relax and drink some margaritas. For the traditionalist, order The Guacho—a simple margarita with agave nectar and fresh lime. And for something more adventure, order the Smoke + Fire + Blood, which is a mix of El Silencio mescal, charred jalapeno, blood orange and fresh lime.