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.