No, it's not Mexican Independence Day, but it is a national celebration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French forces in 1862. A bunch of Sydney venues are hosting Cinco de Mayo celebrations, but remember to leave the false mos and sombreros at home - no one likes the guy partying like an offensive cartoon from the 1940s.
Got an appetite for competition? Consider food a potential conquest more than mere sustenance? Put that stomach to work with the Mad Mex Big Burrito Challenge. It runs from May 3rd for five weeks. If you finish your 1kg Big Burrito you can don your new Mexican wrestler mask in triumph.
Want to eat more ace Mexican food?
There is nothing that helps cure a hangover quite like a cheese-laden burrito (apart from a Bloody Mary, obvs) but did you know that Mexican food can also be light and bright? Here’s our list of all that Mexico has to offer Sydney-side, from entire bowls of melted cheese (yep) to the chimichangas of your dreams.