Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo party at Guajillo

Guajilo Mexican Restaurant just up from the Fire Station in Rosslyn was overflowing with patrons tonight for the celebration of Cinco de Mayo.  Cinco de Mayo celebrates a Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  A French army invaded Mexico in retaliation for Mexico defaulting on its debt.  But at Puebla, a Mexican army defeated the French army, despite the French army being twice its size and better equipped.  Given our rapidly growing national debt, Cinco de Mayo is a particularly appropriate holiday to celebrate here in the U.S.

The crowd at Guajilo was friendly.  A Cuervo girl smiled at me.  Highly recommended.

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