Break out your faux-sombrero and get your tastebuds primed for some tequila. The holiday known as Cinco de Mayo touches down on Saturday, commemorating the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla via food and drink specials. So where are the best spots to get your Cinco de Mayo on? Here are our Top 3 picks:
* Zocalo (18th and Capitol, Sacramento) will be holding an all-day Cinco de Mayo fiesta starting at 11 a.m. Throughout the day and night you'll find drink specials, a pig roast, folkloric dancing and mariachis. Ajua! www.zocalosacramento.com
* Tequila Museo Mayahuel (12th and K streets, Sacramento) will host a two-day Cinco de Mayo party starting on Friday at 4 p.m. A beer garden and Aztec dancers will also be part of the festivities. tequilamuseo.com
* Or, you can give your liver a break and do something healthy with a Cinco de Mayo 5K/10K run or walk in Roseville. The 9 a.m. run winds through the Miners Ravine Trail in Roseville. For more information: (775) 232-7933 or www.cincodemayorun.com. After that, you can re-fuel in Roseville at Mas Cocina Mexicana (1561 Eureka Rd., Roseville) with food, drinks, plus mariachis and traditional folkloric dancing. masroseville.com.